Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, American Politics

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Job location: Main Campus

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2018-11-07
Req: R000228

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Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, American Politics

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Politics and International Affairs

Job Summary:

The Department of Politics and International Affairs at Furman University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant, Associate, or Full rank in American politics to begin August 1, 2019.

Job Description:

The candidate‚Äôs teaching responsibilities will include introductory courses in American government and upper level courses in the area of constitutional law. The ability to offer classes in policy, jurisprudence, legal theory, criminology, civil rights (including voting rights, immigration, criminal justice reform) and other related areas would be particularly welcome. S/he must demonstrate the potential for superb teaching and excellence in scholarship. The Department of Political Science has 15 full-time members. Normal teaching responsibilities are five courses, spread over two terms, typically including two or three introductory courses and two or three upper level courses. 

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. is required by August 1, 2019.

Preferred Qualifications

The department has a preference for a person who possesses or is a candidate for a Ph.D./J.D. and those licensed in the practice of law from any of the 50 states in the United States of America.

Required Documents

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, CV, three letters of recommendation, sample course syllabi, teaching evaluations, copy of graduate transcript(s), and a sample(s) of professional writing (published work preferred). Candidates should also include a statement describing how their teaching, scholarship, mentoring and/or service might contribute to a liberal arts college community that includes a commitment to diversity as one of its core values.

We will begin reviewing applications on October 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

We will also meet with interested and qualified candidates at the American Political Science Association convention in Boston, MA.

For any questions please contact the chairperson of the search committee Teresa Cosby at [email protected]

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Posted: 4/17/2019
Application Due: 5/20/2019
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