Work Schedule: Full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position available September 1, 2019. Teach 6 courses over the academic year, during work week of Monday – Friday. Days and times dependent on class schedules.
General Description: The Pacific Lutheran University Department of Political Science invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in US Politics at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will specialize in American Politics and Institutions starting Fall 2019. Applicants should be able to provide excellent undergraduate instruction in a generalist department.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities: -Teach undergraduate courses in U.S. politics, political institutions, research methods, and introductory statistics, in addition to other courses offered across the political science curriculum. -Mentor and advise students, including assisting in pre-law advising. -Develop and advance a program of scholarship. -Contribute to the University and Political Science Department’s relevant service. -Other areas as appropriate to the candidate’s areas of experience and expertise.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: -Experience teaching undergraduate courses related to U.S. political institutions and research methods. -Passion for teaching and demonstrated ability to work effectively with students and colleagues. -Committed to advising students, including pre-law advising. -Background working with, teaching, or mentoring diverse groups and/or diverse students.
Required Qualifications: -Ph.D. in Political Science. ABD will be considered, but Ph.D. must be in hand by September 1, 2019. -Evidence of commitment to teaching, research, and service. -Applicant must be legally eligible to work in the United States on hire date AND legally authorized to work in the United States for Pacific Lutheran University without sponsorship.
Preferred Qualifications: -Previous university teaching in political science. -Preference will be given to candidates who are prepared to teach an introductory American government course, a rotation of undergraduate American politics courses, (e.g. Presidency, Congress, Judicial Politics), research methods, and introductory statistics, and other courses that meet the needs of the department. -Preference for candidates whose teaching areas are complementary to the teaching expertise of the current departmental focus on US Politics. -Preference for professional faculty who view themselves as inclusive educators who are committed to supporting students as they discover their vocation. -Preference for candidates who have a demonstrated record of peer-reviewed scholarship – or the potential to achieve one.
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience + benefits package
Pacific Lutheran University is a private university located in Tacoma, Washington. The university is home to approximately 3,200 students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees. Through its seven schools: Humanities, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Arts& Communication, Business, Education and Kinesiology, and Nursing, Pacific Lutheran offers more classes and more opportunities than most liberal arts colleges. Students have the opportunity to work close-up and hands –on with professors and classmates. Professors at Pacific Lutheran not only serve as mentors who help students discover the professional opportunities in academic fields, but as colleagues who work side- by -side with students on research and creative projects. Pacific Lutheran seeks to educate students for lives of thoughtful inquiry, service, leadership, and care- for other people, for their communities, and for the earth.