Assistant Professor-Tenure System

Job description

Assistant Professor-Tenure System

Job no: 579640
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: James Madison College
Department: James Madison College Dean 10024488
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Tenure System Faculty, Education/Training
Position SummaryJames Madison College seeks to fill an assistant professor- tenure system position in the Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy field. The position contributes substantially to a major that focuses on modern liberal democracy (its origins, practice, critics and defenders) from the perspective of political philosophy. We seek a teacher-scholar broadly trained in the history of political philosophy, knowledgeable about the debates regarding modern constitutional democracy and democratic politics. Potential areas of research and teaching focus include European politics, international war and peace, religion and politics, American constitutional politics, and feminist political theory.

Required Degree

Doctorate

Minimum Requirements
  • Ph.D. in a related field is required by time of appointment.
  • Successful candidates will have demonstrated ability to teach core courses in the history of political thought, combining serious study of foundational texts with contemporary debates about constitutional democracy and its future.
  • Applicants should demonstrate commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching in an interdisciplinary program and to achieving a substantial record of scholarship.
Required Application Materials

Supporting materials should include:

  • CV
  • Transcript
  • Evidence of teaching approach and effectiveness
  • Sample syllabi
  • Sample of scholarship (e.g., dissertation chapter, article, conference paper).
  • Applicants should supply a statement addressing how their teaching and research interests would contribute to the Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy curriculum specifically and to James Madison College’s curriculum and mission more broadly.
  • The names and contact information for three confidential references that speak to teaching expertise and scholarly promise must be provided as part of the application process. MSU will contact these references within five business days after a candidate completes and submits their application with instructions for the references on how to upload their confidential letter into MSU’s application system.
Special Instructions

Applicants should supply a statement addressing how their teaching and research interests would contribute to the Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy curriculum specifically and to James Madison College’s curriculum and mission more broadly.

Review of applications will begin on September 13, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

Review of Applications Begins On

09/13/2019

Website

https://jmc.msu.edu/

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Advertised: May 29, 2019 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: May 29, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time

 

 

 

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