Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of Master of Publi...

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Job Title: Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of Master of Public Administration Program
Location: Clayton State University
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 220708
About Us

Located 15 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta, Clayton State University offers employees a diverse environment which fosters both professional and personal development. The university is committed to cultivating an environment of engaged, experienced-based learning, enriched by active community service. Clayton State offers multiple Bachelor and Master Degree programs which currently enrolls over 6,900 students in challenging campus and on-line courses.

The campus is situated just 20 minutes from downtown Atlanta on 214 beautiful acres, making access to the metropolitan area a breeze. We’ve been named a Top Workplace in Atlanta by the Atlanta-Journal Constitution for six consecutive years. And we also were named one of 79 higher education institutions across the nation in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s list of 2017 Great Colleges to Work For.

Job Summary The Department of Social Sciences at Clayton State University is seeking applicants for a tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor, or rank commensurate with experience, of Political Science and Director of the Master of Public Administration Program to begin in August 2021. Area of specialization is in Public Administration with a secondary specialization in American Politics. Preference will be given to a candidate who has evidence of program administration or demonstrated leadership potential. Special consideration will be given to candidates who can also instruct courses in Policy Analysis, Non-Profit Administration, Urban Planning, and/or IT. The position requires 24 semester hours of seated and online undergraduate/graduate teaching per year and directing the MPA program. The candidate must have a Ph.D. in-hand before August 2021. A Ph.D. with an MPA or a Doctor of Public Administration will be strongly considered. Successful candidates may be required to teach classes that meet during non-standard (early morning, evening) work hours and/or at the Henry County or Fayette/Peachtree City instructional sites.

Candidates should have evidence of superior teaching and fruitful scholarship, as well as experience working with diverse student and community populations. Success in pursuing externally funded research opportunities is desirable, as is experience or interest in working with non-traditional student populations. The advising of graduate students in the MPA program is an essential responsibility. For additional information about Clayton State University, the Political Science and MPA programs please visit https://www.clayton.edu/socsci/political-science and https://www.clayton.edu/online-mpa/

Required Qualifications Ph.D. in Political Science or Doctor of Public Administration

Preferred Qualifications

Ph.D. in Political Science with concentrations in American Politics and/or Public Policy and an MPA or Doctor of Public of Administration

Technological literacy and a commitment to integrate technology in teaching

Commitment to the use of OER

Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills

Contact Information

For more information or questions about a job posting, please contact the Department of Human Recourses at (678) 466-4230, or by email at [email protected].

For technical support, please call the Shared Services Center at (877) 251-2644 or [email protected].

Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Clayton State University, as determined by Clayton State University in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Clayton State University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. It is the policy of the University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnical origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, AREA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50). Clayton State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy please contact the Clayton State University Office of Human Resources at (678) 466-4230. Individuals requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact the Disability Resource Center at: (678) 466-5445.

Special Applicant Instructions Applications received by November 15th, 2020 are assured full consideration.

Qualified applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, an administrative philosophy statement, a research statement, unofficial transcripts (officials required upon hire), and contact information for three current references.




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Posted: 9/10/2020
Application Due: 2/3/2021
Work Type: Full Time