Assistant Professor, Political Science (American Politics)

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Assistant Professor, Political Science (American Politics)

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Assistant Professor, Political Science (American Politics)

Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

College Of Liberal Arts Faculty

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Corpus Christi, Texas

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Job Description
The College of Liberal Arts is seeking an Assistant Professor of Political Science in American Politics. The successful candidate will teach American Government and State and Local Government as part of a collaborative teaching team working in the university's nationally recognized First-Year Learning Communities Program. In addition the candidate will contribute to the teaching needs of the Political Science major with a special focus in introduction to political science. The candidate should have a primary academic field of American politics with fields of interest in one or more of the following: electoral behavior, political behavior, political parties and organizations, the presidency.

A strong commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and service is expected. This is a tenure-track faculty position. The appointment will begin fall 2019. The normal teaching load will be 3-3.

The Department of Social Sciences (DSOC) is a multi-disciplinary department in the College of Liberal Arts that offers undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Criminal Justice and the graduate degree of Masters of Public Administration. Because of its contribution to the core curriculum, Political Science generates some of the highest levels of student credit hours in the University. The Criminal Justice program is one of the largest undergraduate majors on campus. The MPA program is the largest graduate program in the College of Liberal Arts. DSOC faculty are leaders on campus, in the community and in their disciplines. We value excellence and work daily to support the University's Momentum 2020 Overarching Goal to become an emerging research university with an unparalleled commitment to every student's success, closing gaps in achievement and delivering a robust campus experience.

First-Year Learning Communities Program
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi's First-Year Learning Communities Program (FYLCP) is an innovative nationally recognized program which helps students to make successful academic and social transitions from high school to the University. For more information, visit the FYLCP webpage at

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Political Science. ABDs will be considered; degree must be conferred by September 1, 2019.
  • Meet the appropriate credentialing requirements for the Southern Association for Colleges and Schools (SACS).
  • Be available to accept teaching assignments that may include classroom, hybrid, and online classes.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrate the ability to teach majors courses in electoral behavior, political behavior, political parties and organizations, the presidency;
  • A desire for or experience in a team teaching environment;
  • Have classroom and online teaching experience; and
  • Can demonstrate teaching effectiveness through student evaluations, peer reviews, and/or self-evaluation, as well as demonstrate an active research program agenda that has resulted in or the potential to result in published scholarly works or peer-reviewed products.
  • A student-centered, critical thinking method of teaching,
  • Experience with learning communities or teaching first year students in higher education,
  • An understanding/appreciation of the University's student population and campus mission.


To be considered for the position, all required documentation must be submitted.

A completed application will include:
1. A letter of application addressing qualifications listed including a statement of teaching/research philosophy,
2. A curriculum vitae,
3. Three professional references including name, address, title, telephone number, and email addresses, and
4. Copies of transcripts of graduate coursework.

Review of applications will begin January 25, 2019. The posting will remain open until a finalist is selected.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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Posted: 11/2/2018
Application Due: 1/2/2019
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