Assistant Professor of Government (American politics, political behavior)

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Present Position NumberF0795WRole TitleAssistant Professor/9-MthPosition TitleAssistant Professor of Government (American politics, political behavior)Position Summary

The Department of Government at William & Mary seeks applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in American politics with specialty in political behavior. Appointment will begin August 10, 2020. Within political behavior, we are especially interested in candidates with interests in racial or ethnic politics, or the politics of inclusion. The successful candidate will have excellent preparation; will possess a demonstrated commitment to producing high-level scholarship and outstanding classroom teaching; will help the Department bring new perspectives to its research profile and curricular offerings; and will be interested in mentoring student research or conducting collaborative research with students. Teaching will include a mix of lecture and seminar courses at the undergraduate level.

Required Qualifications

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in political science or a cognate discipline at the time appointment begins (August 10, 2020).

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated interest or previous experience teaching quantitative research methods (including political polling and survey methods), racial or ethnic politics, or the politics of inclusion is preferred.

Department3KH310 Government DeptLocationWilliam & MaryJob Open Date08/05/2019Review Begin Date09/16/2019Job Close DateOpen Until FilledNoJob CategoryInstructional FacultySpecial Application Instructions

Applicants must apply online at Submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter including statement of research and teaching interests, a writing sample, evidence of teaching effectiveness, transcript (unofficial is acceptable for initial application), and a statement describing previous professional experiences or future plans (or both) that demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion. You will be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted by the system with instructions for how to submit a letter of reference. For full consideration, submit application materials by the review date, September 16, 2019. Applications received after the review date will be considered if needed.

Government is one of the largest majors on campus. Our faculty receive support from various research centers on campus, and we contribute to interdisciplinary programs such as Africana Studies, Data Science, Environmental Science and Policy, Gender Sexuality and Women’s Studies, Global Studies, International Relations, Public Health, and Public Policy. William & Mary is convenient to Richmond (the state capital) and Washington, DC.

Background Check Statement

William & Mary is committed to providing a safe campus community. W&M conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

EEO Statement

William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. The College conducts background checks on applicants for employment.

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    1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    2. Cover Letter
    3. Other Doc
    4. Other 2
    5. Other 3
    6. Writing Sample
    Optional Documents
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    2. Other 5




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    Posted: 8/7/2019
    Application Due: 10/6/2019
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