Western New Mexico University, a public, comprehensive, regional institution serving a diverse multicultural population of more than 3,500 students, is located in Silver City, New Mexico. WNMU’s Deming campus serves a diverse population of 400 non-traditional students. WNMU’s accredited programs include nursing, occupational therapy, education, business, social work, and child development. Exemplary teaching, quality programs, commitment to diversity, and enhanced regional service characterize WNMU’s mission.
WNMU’S DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
IS RECRUITING FOR AN
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF POLITICAL SCIENCE
Western New Mexico University, a public, comprehensive, regional institution serving a diverse multicultural population of more than 3,500 students, is located in Silver City, New Mexico. WNMU’s Deming campus serves a diverse population of 400 non-traditional students. WNMU’s Social Sciences Department is home to the following disciplines: Anthropology, Geography, History, Sociology and Political Science. Exemplary teaching, quality programs, commitment to diversity, and enhanced regional service characterize WNMU’s mission.
Applications are invited for a nine month, tenure-track faculty position with a contract starting August 2014. Position responsibilities include teaching, advising, program development, assessment, university service, scholarly activity, community service, and possible advisement of student organizations. During the interview, candidates will make a forty-five minute class presentation on a topic selected by the screening committee.
Department of Social Sciences – Seeks an Assistant Professor of Political Science
JOB DUTIES: Course assignments will include teaching in the Silver City campus classroom, as well as online courses, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. A demonstrated openness and commitment to teach online and in a face to face environment is required. Preference will be given to applicants who can teach the general education courses of American National Government and American State Government and American Constitutional Development, and has the ability to teach courses in some of the following public policy areas: Gender, Environmental, Indian Affairs, International Relations, and Hemispheric Relations. WNMU has a minor in Political Science, and Political Science can be selected as a discipline concentration within the interdisciplinary Social Sciences major. Additionally, political science can be selected as an area of concentration in the Online Masters of Interdisciplinary Studies degree program. Academic advising and recruiting are important and applicants with relevant experience will receive preference. Opportunities for summer session employment are available.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: An earned doctorate in Political Science from an accredited program. Must have degree completed and confirmed by June 2014.
PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS: Research, grant writing, experience on university, community, and professional committees and organizations, and previous teaching experience are desired. Previous successful interactions with diverse groups and some proficiency in Spanish are preferred for position.
SALARY: $49,617 – $51,411 Annually
Review of application materials will begin Thursday, November 21, 2013 and continues until filled. While no deadline has been established, for optimal consideration candidates should submit completed applications by Wednesday, November 20, 2013.
TO APPLY: A complete application must include a WNMU online application, a cover letter and vitae, official transcripts are required upon offer of employment, a personal statement that addresses the applicant’s teaching philosophy as well as the applicant’s experience with and expectations regarding the use of technology in teaching, at least three letters of recommendation (at least two of which focus on the applicant’s teaching ability and potential), and the names/mailing addresses/email addresses/phone numbers of five current references. Additional documentation may be requested from semi-finalists. The WNMU application can be found online at: http://www.wnmu.edu/jobs/employmentapp.shtml. Required documentation can be attached within application submission. For additional materials or further inquiries, please address Employment@wnmu.edu (Subject Line to include position applied for and department). For more information about WNMU, please visit our Web site at http://www.wnmu.edu. All finalists will be required to sign an authorization for a background check prior to offer of employment.
Western New Mexico University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Minorities and women are especially encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, handicap or national origin.
The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It not designated to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of criminal, education and employment screening.