Postdoctoral Teaching Scholar

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Vacancy TypePost DocIs Internal Transfer OnlyNoTime-Limited Appointment LengthNoIf Yes, Appointment Length1 Year, 2019-2020 academic yearWorking TitlePostdoctoral Teaching ScholarAnticipated Hiring Range$38,525-$40,000Position Number00107584Work ScheduleVariesFull Time Equivalent (FTE)1.0Department160601 - Public & International AffairsDepartment 160601 - Public & International AffairsJob City & StateRaleigh, NCEssential Job Duties

The School of Public and International Affairs, in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences
at North Carolina State University, houses the Department of Public Administration, the Department of Political Science, the Master of International Studies Program, the Public Safety Leadership Initiative, and the Leadership in the Public Sector degree completion program (for more information, see
The Department of Political Science has approximately 500 majors and offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees. Majors may also graduate with concentrations in American Politics, International Politics, Law and Justice and Public Policy (for more information, see The Master of International Studies (MIS), a terminal professional degree program, prepares students for careers in government.

The School of Public and International Affairs at NC State invites applications for a Postdoctoral Teaching Scholar position in American Politics, including especially political behavior beginning August 16, 2019. The position is for a one-year appointment.

The Postdoctoral Teaching Scholar will teach three classes per semester in political science during the 2019-2020 academic school year, (Fall and Spring terms). We are particularly interested in candidates who are prepared to teach undergraduate courses in American Government, political behavior, and judicial politics, including some of the following courses, PS 231 Introduction to American Government, PS 302 -Campaigns and Elections, PS 303 Race in US Politics, PS 307 US Supreme Court, and PS 411 Public Opinion and the Media in American Politics, or other course offerings in the area of political participation.

Other Work/Responsibilities

The successful candidate will also pursue his or her individual research agenda and will have the opportunity to interact with faculty mentors who are established political scientists. The department will host a research presentation by the post-doctoral scholar in the spring semester of the academic year that will review progress in this area and should result in publication.

Minimum Experience/Education

Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate (e.g., M.D., D.V.M., Sc.D.) in appropriate field awarded no more than five (5) years from initial date of postdoctoral appointment.

Departmental Required Skills

The successful candidate will have experience as a teaching assistant or instructor and a specific research agenda in American Politics and/or Political Behavior broadly conceived. Clear evidence of a motivation to teach and conduct and publish research is expected.

Strong commitment to excellence in teaching is expected.
Excellent communication skills.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

Minimum of a PhD in Political Science or related discipline.
Degrees must be received from accredited institutions.

Teaching experience in Political Science at the college level, and demonstrated evidence of teaching excellence.

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Special InstructionsJob Open Date05/30/2019Must Be Open Until

Positions will be posted until 5:00 PM ET on this date. Positions remaining posted after this date are still accepting applications but may close at any time.06/13/2019Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?NoProposed Hire Date07/01/2019AA/EOE

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

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  1. * How did you learn of this opportunity?
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    (Open Ended Question)

Application Materials RequiredRequired Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Contact Information for References
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter




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Posted: 5/31/2019
Application Due: 4/19/2020
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