Assistant Professor of Political Science (political theory / public law)

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Position Description

The Department of Political Science at the College of Charleston invites applications for an assistant professor position in political theory and law beginning August 2018. The successful candidate will teach introductory and upper level classes in political theory and public law and contribute to the department's Politics, Philosophy, and Law ( PPLW ) concentration. The PPLW concentration allows focused attention on theoretical issues related to the law, so the ability to offer classes in jurisprudence, legal theory, or constitutional law would be particularly welcome. A PhD in Political Science or a related field is required. Primary teaching and advising responsibilities will be in the undergraduate political science program, and the teaching load is six courses per academic year. The College of Charleston is a public, liberal arts and sciences institution with approximately 10,000 undergraduate students and 1,100 graduate students. The Political Science Department has 21 fulltime faculty, approximately 320 undergraduate majors (, and a Geography Minor ( The department also supports a Master of Public Administration ( and Master of Science in Environmental Studies ( program. The College is located in historic downtown Charleston in a coastal metropolitan area of 750,000. Additional information about the institution and the surrounding area is available at Applicants should apply online at and submit a cover letter, a curriculum vita, graduate transcripts, sample publication/example of scholarly research, a teaching portfolio (with evidence of teaching effectiveness including, but not limited to course syllabi and course evaluations), and contact information for three references. Questions about the search can be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Claire Curtis ([email protected]). Review of applications will begin December 16, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. The College of Charleston is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages women and minority candidates to apply.

Position Type Tenure-track

School/Area School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Department Political Science

Special Instructions to Applicants

Posting Date 11/16/2017

Closing Date

Open Until Filled? Yes

Posting Number F2016034P

EEO Statement

The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.

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    1. Cover Letter / Letter of Application
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
    4. Sample Publication 1
    5. Teaching Portfolio
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      Posted: 2/28/2018
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