Assistant Professor, Political Science (American Politics)

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Assistant Professor, Political Science (American Politics)

Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

College Of Liberal Arts Faculty

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Corpus Christi, Texas

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Job Description
The College of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Political Science in American Politics to begin fall 2020. The successful candidate will teach introductory courses in American National Government and State and Local Government in stand-alone courses, as well as part of a collaborative teaching team working in the university's nationally recognized First-Year Learning Communities Program.

In addition, the successful candidate will contribute to the teaching needs of the Political Science major. Preferred teaching areas include undergraduate quantitative research methods and senior seminar. We are especially interested in candidates who employ a race and ethnic politics perspective broadly defined in their work. A strong commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and service is expected. The normal teaching load will be 3-3.

The Department of Social Sciences (DSOC) is a multi-disciplinary department in the College of Liberal Arts that offers undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Criminal Justice and the graduate degree of Masters of Public Administration. Because of its contribution to the core curriculum, Political Science generates some of the highest levels of student credit hours in the University. The Criminal Justice program is one of the largest undergraduate majors on campus. The MPA program is the largest graduate program in the College of Liberal Arts. DSOC faculty are leaders on campus, in the community, and in their disciplines. We value excellence and work daily to support the University's Momentum 2020 Overarching Goal to become an emerging research university with an unparalleled commitment to every student's success, closing gaps in achievement, and delivering a robust campus experience.

First-Year Learning Communities Program
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi's First-Year Learning Communities Program (FYLCP) is an innovative nationally recognized program which helps students to make successful academic and social transitions from high school to the University. For more information, visit the FYLCP webpage at

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Political Science. ABD will be considered; degree must be conferred at the time of appointment. Ph.D. must meet the appropriate credentialing requirements for the Southern Association for Colleges and Schools (SACS);
  • Experience teaching the presidency and Congress;
  • Experience or the ability to teach American National Government and State and Local Government; and
  • Be available to accept teaching assignments that may include classroom, hybrid, and online classes.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrate a facility with student-centered, critical thinking methods of teaching.
  • Demonstrate an understanding/appreciation of the University's student population and campus mission.
  • Demonstrate the ability to teach introductory and majors courses in the required and preferred areas (see the aforementioned position description);
  • A desire for or experience in a team teaching environment;
  • Classroom and online teaching experience;
  • Demonstrate teaching effectiveness through student evaluations, peer reviews, and/or self-evaluation; and
  • Demonstrate an active research program agenda that has resulted in or the potential to result in published scholarly works or peer-reviewed products.


All required documentation must be submitted to be considered for the position.

A completed application will include:
1. A letter of application addressing the qualifications listed above,
2. A curriculum vitae,
3. A statement of teaching philosophy and applicable evidence for teaching effectiveness,
4. A research statement,
5. A writing sample,
6. Three professional references including names, addresses, titles, telephone numbers, and email addresses, and
7. Copies of unofficial transcripts for graduate coursework.

The job posting will remain open until a finalist has been selected. Review of applications will begin Monday, December 2, 2019.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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Posted: 10/4/2019
Application Due: 10/4/2031
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