Assistant Professor of Government and International Affairs

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Aug 28, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Augustana University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Government and International Affairs, to begin in Fall 2018.

Responsibilities:  The successful applicant will demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching excellence in a liberal arts environment.  Courses to be taught will depend upon departmental needs and the candidate’s training and interests, but shall include offerings in U.S. constitutional law.  In addition, the individual will serve as the university’s pre-law advisor.    

The typical load for members of the department is three courses per semester, plus a course in two out of every three January terms.  The pre-law advisor is exempted from one of these courses annually.

Qualifications:  Completed Ph.D. required.  Evidence of teaching excellence and scholarly productivity expected.  Ability to contribute courses to Augustana’s Civitas honors program and/or First Year Seminar program is a plus.

Application Procedure:  Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of graduate transcripts, evidence of teaching effectiveness (including teaching evaluations), statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research plans, a writing sample, and three recommendation letters to  Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.  Preliminary interviews will take place at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association in San Francisco (Aug. 31-Sept. 3, 2017).

Augustana University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action/Title IX Employer. Augustana University is committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.  Submission of official transcripts may be required upon employment.