Dept. of Political Science, Asst. Professor, Comp. Politics/Public Administration/Public Policy

Department Summary: The Political Science Department at Bridgewater State University houses one of three the NASPAA Accredited Master of Public Administration programs in the state of Massachusetts. The department's faculty members are dedicated to the highest standards of teaching, scholarship and professional, university and community service. The undergraduate program offers degrees in four concentrations including international affairs, public administration, American politics and legal studies while the MPA program offers a concentration in civic and nonprofit leadership. We are looking for faculty who are committed to helping the department achieve future growth. Two-thirds of our students are first-generation college students, students of color, and/or Pell Grant recipients; BSU is committed to the achievement of academic excellence by students from diverse backgrounds. BSU is primarily a teaching institution with ample opportunity for research (especially in collaboration with students). Internal funds are available for faculty scholarship and professional travel.

Position Summary:

Essential Duties: The Political Science Department invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position to begin in the fall semester 2017 at the level of assistant professor. The successful applicant will be a broadly trained political scientist with a primary field of comparative politics. The candidate will be expected to develop courses in comparative public administration, comparative public policy and political economy. An ability to teach introduction to American government would be an asset. Review of applications will begin October 17.

Required Qualifications: Earned Ph.D., commitment to teaching excellence, and evidence of scholarly activity in the field of political science, public administration or public policy are required. Applicants should be strongly committed to excellence in teaching and advising, and to working in a multicultural environment that fosters diversity. They should also have an ability to use technology effectively in teaching and learning, the ability to work collaboratively, evidence of scholarly activity, and a commitment to public higher education.

Preferred Qualifications: Candidates with quantitative and/or qualitative methodological skills preferred.

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Special Conditions: Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.

EEO Statement: Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.

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Special Instructions: Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position: CV Cover Letter Writing Sample *a minimum of three (3) professional reference entries.