Assistant Professor of Political Science (public administration/public policy)

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Position Description

The Department of Political Science at the College of Charleston invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor position in public administration/policy beginning August 2019. The successful candidate will contribute to undergraduate classes in public administration/policy as well as core and elective classes in the NASPAA Accredited Master of Public Administration ( MPA ) program. A PhD in Public Administration, Political Science, or a related field is required. We are especially interested in candidates with research and teaching interests in the area of public management, public finance, or the ethical dimensions of public service. The ability to teach research methods at the graduate level is also desirable. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a 3-3 course load (a combination of undergraduate and graduate-level courses), maintain an active research agenda, and contribute to the governance of the MPA program.

The College of Charleston is a public, liberal arts and sciences institution with approximately 10,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students. The Political Science Department has 20 fulltime faculty, 360 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. Judy Millesen ([email protected]). Review of applications will begin December 1, 2018 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 11/01/2018

Closing Date

Open Until Filled? Yes

Posting Number F2016137P

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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    Applicant Documents
    Required Documents
    1. Cover Letter / Letter of Application
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
    4. Sample Publication 1
    5. Teaching Portfolio
    Optional Documents
    1. Teaching Philosophy
    2. Student Course-Instructor Reviews





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    Posted: 11/3/2018
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