Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics

Job description

The Department of Politics and Government seeks applications for a nine month, tenure-track faculty position in Comparative Politics with a research focus on development, especially community development. Applicants must have a regional focus in Africa or Latin America. The successful candidate will be prepared to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Comparative Politics, Community Development, Project Management, and either African Politics or Latin American Politics. The teaching assignment for the position is anticipated to be three courses per semester, with a one-course reduction in this assignment in one semester of the first year. Candidates must have their Ph.D. in political science, or a closely related field completed by May 15, 2020. State law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position. The appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant Professor and will start on August 16, 2019.

Initial review of applications will begin on October 1, 2018, and continue until the position is filled. To assure full consideration, please submit an application to posting number 0710660 at Candidates should submit: 1) a letter of application that includes a statement of teaching interests and experiences and a statement of research interests and future plans; 2) a current CV; 3) a sample of research; 4) graduate school transcripts; and 5) student evaluations of teaching (if available).

In addition, three letters of reference must be submitted on your behalf electronically to [email protected] Letters should be addressed to T.Y. Wang, Chair, Department of Politics & Government, Illinois State University, Campus Box 4600, Normal, IL 61790-4600.

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.




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Posted: 6/8/2018
Application Due: 8/7/2018
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Salary: Commensurate with professional experience and preparation.