Assistant Professor Political Science

Clarkson University
  • Location
    Potsdam, New York
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Feb 26

Position description

The Humanities and Social Sciences Department (HSS) at Clarkson University invites applicants to apply for the position of Assistant Professor of Political Science. This position is an entry-level tenure-track appointment in political science focusing on International Relations either to begin in August 2019 or January 2020, depending on the candidate’s availability. The successful candidate must be able to teach an undergraduate course in research methods for social sciences, Introduction to Global Politics, which combines introductory concepts from both international relations and comparative politics, as well as upper division courses in the candidate’s area(s) of interest and expertise. The search is open with regard to substantive interests within international relations. We encourage people to apply whose research addresses gender, sexuality, environmental sustainability or international public health; candidates whose research addresses any of these subjects could contribute to the department’s minor in gender and sexuality studies or to one of Clarkson’s intra-school emphases in environmental sustainability or the health sciences.

The successful applicant will provide evidence of excellence in scholarship and teaching. The teaching load is 3:2, with three courses in the fall (only two preparations), including two sections of a writing-intensive seminar for first-year students focused on a theme of the candidate’s choosing, and two political science courses in the spring. The selected candidate will have ample opportunity to develop elective courses. The committee will consider candidates who are ABD, but these candidates must be able to verify that they will have their PhD in hand by August 1, 2019 to start in Fall 2019 or by December 15, 2019 to begin their appointment for the spring semester of 2020. Minimum qualifications include a PhD in political science with an emphasis on international relations.

Minimum Qualifications

PhD in hand.
Ability to teach electives in political science and the first year writing course.
Demonstrate promise to produce and publish research in one’s field.
Contribute to department, university and professional service.
Teaching experience at the collegiate level.

Preferred Qualifications

PhD in hand.
Ability to teach electives in political science and the first year writing course.
Evidence of scholarly production.
Contribute to department, university and professional service.
Evidence of teaching excellence the collegiate level.

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