Apply Now: Tenure-Track Professor (Any Rank) at the Center for Constitutional Studies, Utah Valley University
The Center for Constitutional Studies at Utah Valley University invites applications for a tenure-track professor of constitutional studies at any rank.
The qualified applicant will have a J.D. or Ph.D. in history, political science, or another field related to constitutional studies. The successful applicant will join a growing group of scholars at Utah Valley University dedicated to promoting constitutional literacy. The start date is June 2024.
In addition to publishing their own research, the professor of constitutional studies will teach in, and administer, UVU’s new M.A. program in “Constitutional Government, Civics, and Law” offered by the School of Education. This faculty member will recruit students, teach two classes each semester (fall, spring, and summer), and mentor students. Most students will be on the program’s “teaching track” with plans to continue careers as social studies educators. A smaller number of students on the “research track” will conduct original research and move on to Ph.D. and J.D. programs at other universities. All students will have the opportunity to take summer classes at Oxford University through the Center for Constitutional Studies’ partnership with Pembroke College.
This tenure-track professor of constitutional studies will be a full faculty participant in both the School of Education and the Center for Constitutional Studies. As a member of the UVU faculty, they will engage in professional development activities, such as workshops, conferences, and seminars that will enhance their teaching, research, and administrative abilities. They will have the opportunity to participate in faculty deliberations in both the School of Education and the Center for Constitutional Studies, and they will serve as a key point of contact between the two organizations.
JD or PhD in political science, government, history, or a related field from an accredited institution. ABD may apply, but the degree must be completed by September 1, 2024. University teaching experience, university administrative experience, and a record of academic publications are preferred.
Applicants should submit:
- a curriculum vitae;
- a cover letter;
- and letters of recommendation (optional)
Review of applications begins January 15, 2024.
From the program
The Center for Constitutional Studies examines important constitutional issues found at the intersections of political thought, public policy, religion, law, history, and economics. It employs a multidisciplinary approach to more effectively equip a new generation of citizens and leaders with a broad understanding of political thought and economic and political practices critical to the perpetuation of constitutional government, ordered liberty, and the rule of law.
Conferences, university curriculum, faculty scholarship, a robust research agenda, strategic partnerships, and K-12 initiatives are among the many touchpoints that allow the Center to prepare citizens with the broad understanding of thought and practices critical to the perpetuation of constitutional government, ordered liberty, and the rule of law.
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