Assistant Professor, Political Science - Tenure Track

The Political Science Department at the University of St. Thomas invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin September 1, 2018. We are seeking a political scientist with a specialization in Judicial Politics and the ability to teach courses such as Judicial Process, Constitutional Powers of Government, Constitutional Rights and Liberties, and Seminar in Judicial Politics. Candidates will also be expected to teach our introductory course, Government and Politics, and an undergraduate research methods course. This position will also include responsibility for pre-law advising and coaching/advising the university's Mock Trial team.

Established in 1885, the University of St. Thomas is located in the major metropolitan area of Minneapolis-St. Paul, and is Minnesota's largest private university. Its 10,000 students pursue degrees in a wide range of liberal arts, professional, and graduate programs.

All application materials must be submitted online at Emailed materials will not be accepted.

Candidates will first be asked to create an applicant profile and upload the required documents (listed below) and then submit an online application and voluntary EEO form.

When creating a profile, candidates should upload:

1) Curriculum Vitae

2) Copy of academic transcript

3) Statement of teaching philosophy and experience, including evidence of teaching effectiveness

4) Description of research agenda

5) Writing Sample.

Candidates will be asked to copy/paste a job specific cover letter into the application.

At this time, please do not upload any documents beyond those requested. Candidates who are selected for further review may be contacted to submit additional materials at a later date.

Applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be forwarded to Dr. Angela High-Pippert, Chair, University of St. Thomas, 2115 Summit Avenue, JRC 432, St. Paul, MN 55105. If you have questions regarding the position, please contact the department chair at 651-962-5725 or AA/EOE

To ensure full consideration for the position, all application materials must be received by Friday, October 13, 2017. The position will remain open until filled.

A PhD in political science is strongly preferred. Candidates who are ABD (who would be eligible for an initial rank of instructor) will be considered. All applicants must have demonstrable skills necessary for excellence in teaching.

Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good.

The University of St. Thomas is committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion, and the goals of affirmative action/equal opportunity. The University welcomes nominations and applications from a diverse applicant pool.

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The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer