Assistant Professor - Political Science

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Assistant Professor of Political Science - Public Policy
Department of Political Science, The College of New Jersey

The Department of Political Science at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Public Policy at the rank of Assistant Professor. We are open to candidates studying a range of policy areas; candidates should demonstrate an active and rigorous research agenda in their chosen policy specialty. The successful candidate will excel in the classroom and seek ways to integrate their scholarship and teaching. Candidates should be prepared to teach undergraduate courses on U.S. public policy. Candidates who can also expand our course offerings in other areas such as public administration, race & ethnic politics, gender & politics, or urban/local politics would be desirable, as would candidates who could teach research methods or specialized courses in data analytics/science. The typical teaching load is three courses per semester, with the possibility of a course release per year for research after the first year through a competitive proposal process. A Ph.D. is preferred, but the College will consider ABDs if the degree will be granted by time of appointment. Applications received by September 13, 2019, will receive full consideration.

The Department of Political Science is a supportive and dynamic community of scholars and students. The Department has seven tenured or tenure-track members and is conducting searches this year for two additional tenure-track positions. Over 180 students major in Political Science, and another 130 major in the interdisciplinary International Studies program. The Department offers minors in public policy and pre-law which draw students from across a wide range of academic disciplines.

Founded in 1855, TCNJ is a highly selective institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. Emphasizing a residential experience for its 6,500 undergraduates, TCNJ is one of Barron's 75 "Most Competitive" American colleges, and U.S. News & World Report's No. 1 public institution of its kind in the northern region of the country. The College also offers focused graduate programs in nursing, business, education and English. In 2006, TCNJ was awarded a Phi Beta Kappa chapter-an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally. A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for programs offered through TCNJ's seven schools-Arts & Communication; Business; Education; Humanities & Social Sciences; Science; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Engineering. TCNJ faculty members are teacher-scholars who share a commitment to the liberal arts. TCNJ is located within an hour, by train, of NYC and Philadelphia. The College's campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known for its natural beauty. TCNJ has 39 major buildings, including the 4th-best college library in the nation, according to the Princeton Review.

Applicants should submit the following materials using the online application system at link: A final offer of employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation.

1) A cover letter describing qualifications and research and teaching interests,

2) curriculum vitae,

3) one scholarly writing sample,

4) evidence of teaching effectiveness,

5) a statement on diversity and inclusion detailing how diversity and inclusion are incorporated into their work as teachers, scholars, and mentors, and

6) contact information for 3-5 references.

Applicants should also have three referees submit confidential letters of recommendation directly to publicpolicysearch-. Questions about the position can be directed to Daniel Bowen (), Public Policy Search Committee Chair.

The College of New Jersey is an Affirmative-Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.




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Job No: 1335H
Posted: 9/27/2019
Application Due: 11/26/2019
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable