Associate Professor-Tenure System

Location
East Lansing MI
Posted
Jul 18, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Working/Functional Title

Assistant/Associate Professor

Position Summary

The Department of Political Science seeks candidates for a 9-month academic year, tenure-system position in Comparative Politics.  Rank is Assistant or Associate Professor depending on candidates qualifications. Position begins August 16, 2018. Special consideration will be given to those who specialize in African Politics, especially candidates who are able to make use of Afrobarometer data in their research. A successful candidate will have a strong record of scholarly publications and evidence of teaching ability. He/she will be expected to seek external funding for his/her research.

The closing date for applications is October 1, 2017, though later applications may be accepted if the search remains open. You must apply for this position via Michigan State University Career Page. Please access the Career page at http://careers.msu.edu. Please submit your curriculum vitae, a cover letter, a research statement, samples of your written work, and evidence of teaching ability. Please also arrange for at least three reference letters to be submitted.

MSU is located in East Lansing, MI, with easy access to the state capital, Lake Michigan, and great school districts. The University is pro-active in exploring opportunities for employment for dual career couples, both inside and outside the University. Information about MSU’s dual career support can be found at http://miwin.msu.edu/.

Required Degree

Doctorate -African Politics

Minimum Requirements
  • A doctorate's degree is required. 
  • A successful candidate will be expected to have a well-defined research agenda including a strategy for external funding. 
Required Application Materials
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Research Statement
  • Samples of Written Work
  • Evidence of Teaching Ability 
  • Three letters of recommendation
Special Instructions

The closing date for applications is October 1, 2017, though later applications may be accepted if the search remains open. You must apply for this position via Michigan State University Career Page. Please access the Career page at http://careers.msu.edu. Please also arrange for at least three reference letters to be submitted.