Assistant or Associate Professor, American Politics

Jul 10, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Assistant or Associate Professor, American Politics
Susquehanna University

About Susquehanna	
As a living, learning and working community, Susquehanna University affirms its commitment to being an engaged, culturally inclusive campus. As we seek to embody the rich diversity of the human community, we commit ourselves to the full participation of persons who represent the breadth of human difference. The university encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. Susquehanna University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college committed to excellence in educating students for productive, creative and reflective lives of achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, dynamic and interdependent world. Its more than 2,200 undergraduates come from 35 states and 22 countries, and all students study away through Susquehanna's unique Global Opportunities program. Susquehanna University's 325 acre campus, noted for its beauty, is located in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, 50 miles north of Harrisburg in the scenic Susquehanna River Valley, about a three hour drive from Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and New York City. For more information, please visit

Position Summary	
The Department of Political Science at Susquehanna University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in American Politics beginning in the 2018-2019 academic year. Rank will be determined by credentials and experience. The successful candidate must be able to teach both introductory and advanced courses on American government and public law, including courses on diversity in the United States. The ability to offer a course on state and local politics will be considered a plus. The successful candidate will be expected to coordinate various law-related programs on campus, among them the legal studies minor.

Required Qualifications	
Requirements include a Ph.D. or evidence that all doctoral degree requirements will be completed by August, 2018.

Preferred Qualifications	
Teaching experience is highly preferred and a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and research in a small undergraduate liberal arts university is expected. Particular consideration will be given to those with administrative experience.

Special Instructions to the Applicant	
Review of applications will begin August 25, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit a cover letter; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching objectives and evidence of teaching effectiveness; statement on how you will contribute to the university's commitment to diversity and inclusion, including your knowledge of and experience with inclusive pedagogical practices in classroom teaching, advising, and mentoring; three letters of reference, and a current email address online at

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