Assistant Professor

Denver, CO
Feb 21, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Colorado

Assistant Professor

The Political Science Department at the University of Colorado, Denver, invites applications for a Political Science specialist to fill a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor, starting August 2017. Applicants should have areas of expertise in the field of American Political Thought, with a critical approach to such issues as: race, gender, class, GLBTQ, disability or age. Applicants focusing either on historical or current perspectives in these fields are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will be rostered as a tenure-track assistant professor in either the Political Science Department. This position comes with research, teaching and service expectations. The standard teaching load is 2/2 (four courses an academic year), at both the undergraduate and graduate level.



Ph.D. in Political Science or a closely related field from an accredited university; track record of engaging and innovative teaching; record of scholarly achievement or promise of future scholarly achievement; areas of expertise in the field of American Political Thought, with a critical approach to such issues as: race, gender, class, GLBTQ, disability or age.


The Political Science Department is interested in candidates who can create innovative American studies courses. The Department values candidates with a record of, or interest in, community engagement.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

The University of Colorado Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

The University of Colorado strongly supports the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.

Special Instructions to Applicants:Formal review of applications will begin December 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. For more information, contact Search Committee Chair, Professor Christoph Stefes.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Reference Letters (Not Confidential), Unofficial transcript(s), Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 06808

When applying, applicants must include:
  1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
  2. A current Resume/CV
  3. Three letters of reference
  4. Research writing sample
  5. Evidence of teaching effectiveness, including a syllabus for a proposed American Political Thought course
  6. Teaching evaluations
  7. Statement of teaching philosophy
Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process.

Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Denver

Department: D0001 -- Denver Campus - 30109 - CLAS-Political Science

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Sep 20, 2016

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Christoph Stefes

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00350148


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