University of Portland: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of American Politics
The Department of Political Science and Global Affairs (POL) at the University of Portland invites candidates in the field of American (U.S.) Politics to apply for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position with a start date of August 2022.
The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in hand by the start date, and will have expertise in American Political Development and Political Institutions or equivalent. A commitment to undergraduate teaching is essential, ideally supported by past evidence of effective teaching. The typical teaching load is 3-3, with a single course release in the first year.
In addition to teaching sections of the introductory core course Introduction to US Politics, the successful candidate will also offer upper-division undergraduate courses on American political institutions and other courses within the candidate’s academic specialty. Candidates that have expertise in Race and Politics, Public Policy, or Political Economy are of particular interest to our department. Demonstration of scholarship and a scholarly agenda are also expected and should be included in the cover letter. This position is part of a cluster hire and the successful candidate may also have the opportunity to be involved with the emerging ethnic studies program.
The College of Arts and Science (CAS) is committed to diversifying its curriculum and faculty. The successful candidate will have demonstrated knowledge, skills, and/or lived experience, in diversity, equity, and inclusion work within or transferable to higher education. Examples of such commitment include, but are not limited to, a record of working with underrepresented and underserved populations, life experience that reflects the growing diversity of UP students, and/or experience, education, and training that can empower and support historically marginalized community members. Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion should be described in the teaching statement. Information about the University of Portland’s DEI mission can be found here.
Founded in 1901, the University of Portland is a private, comprehensive, Catholic university with a mission of teaching and learning, faith and formation, service and leadership. In the POL department, we see our work developing the whole person and preparing people who respond to the needs of the world and its human family as aligning with the University’s mission. Candidates will articulate their understanding of the university mission in their cover letter and highlight how it is compatible with their approach to teaching, scholarship, and service.
The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in hand by the start date, and will have expertise in American Political Development and Political Institutions or equivalent.
A complete application will include:
- a cover letter;
- a curriculum vitae;
- a teaching statement;
- and a list of three references (references will only be contacted for the finalists).
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All supporting materials should be submitted by the priority deadline of October 8, 2021, though applications coming in later will also be considered.
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Founded in 1901, the University of Portland is a private, comprehensive, Catholic university with a mission of teaching and learning, faith and formation, service and leadership. In the POL department, we see our work developing the whole person and preparing people who respond to the needs of the world and its human family as aligning with the University’s mission.
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