Assistant Professor of American Politics

Colorado State University
  • Location
    Fort Collins, Colorado
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Sep 07

Position description

The Department of Political Science at Colorado State University invites applications for an entry-level tenure-track Assistant Professor position in American politics with a specialization in racial and ethnic politics. We are open with respect to theoretical orientation, substantive focus, and methodological approaches.

The Department values both strong teaching and research. Successful candidates will be expected to offer courses in the American politics curriculum at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including an upper-division undergraduate course in US racial and ethnic politics. Additional teaching assignments will depend on the candidate’s interests and expertise as well as departmental needs. The normal teaching load is 2-2. Faculty members are also expected to advise and mentor graduate and undergraduate students; develop an active research agenda; and provide service to the department, college, university, and community. The Department offers programs of study leading to the B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees; the doctoral program emphasizes the study of environmental politics and policy. Approximately one-third of undergraduate political science majors at CSU are first-generation college students.


Required Job Qualifications

Primary teaching and scholarly emphasis in American politics; evidence of an active research agenda focused on racial and ethnic politics in the US; PhD in Political Science or related field by August 16, 2019; evidence of teaching effectiveness; ability to enhance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion reflecting Departmental and institutional values.

Preferred Job Qualifications

Candidates who complement the department’s existing strengths in environmental politics or who can teach any of the department’s methods courses (quantitative, qualitative, or research design) are encouraged to apply.

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