Assistant Professor of Political Science

Loudonville, New York
Sep 11, 2019
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Political Science & International Relations and the Communications program at Siena College invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Political Communication at the Assistant Professor level to begin in the Fall of 2020. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Political Science, Communications, or a related field by the time of appointment.

As a liberal arts institution, we seek candidates with a demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence. The successful candidate will teach a regular 3 course load each semester, primarily in the Political Communications track of the interdisciplinary Communications major. The successful candidate must be qualified to teach Introduction to Political Communication, Mass Media & Government, Political Advertising & Marketing, and Special Topics in Political Communications, as well as an introductory level political science course. Preferred candidates will be qualified to teach research methods courses in Political Science or Communications.

Siena College is a learning community advancing the ideals of a liberal arts education, rooted in its identity as a Franciscan and Catholic college. Located in Loudonville, N.Y., two miles north of the state capital, the 176-acre beautiful, suburban campus is home to over 3,000 undergraduates. Siena offers over 1,200 program combinations from 32 majors and 80-plus minor and certificate programs as well as graduate degrees in Accounting and Business.

Siena College is committed to attracting, supporting, and retaining a diverse faculty. We actively encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, veterans, and others from under-represented groups who may make a positive contribution to the diversification of ideas and perspectives.

Siena College is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Application Procedure: Deadline for applications is October 31, 2019. Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vita, a description of teaching philosophy and experience, evidence of teaching effectiveness (may include syllabi and summaries of teaching evaluations), and three letters of recommendation. Please submit your application through the Interview Exchange portal used by Siena College at