Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
The Department of Political Science at Butler University invites applications for a full-time non-tenure-track lecturer for a two-year appointment with possibility of renewal. Applicants should have a strong commitment to excellent, inclusive undergraduate teaching. We are particularly interested in candidates whose teaching and scholarship engages intersectional, abolitionist, or critical historical institutional perspectives on race/ethnicity/indigeneity, gender/sexuality, and politics in the United States and potentially beyond it. The successful candidate will teach lower-level and upper-level undergraduate political science courses (including an introductory American politics survey), will contribute to the Core Curriculum, and will help build an inclusive learning environment for our increasingly diverse student population. This faculty member could choose to affiliate with the International Studies; Peace and Conflict Studies; Race, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; and/or Science, Technology, and Environmental Studies interdisciplinary programs. This lecturer will teach four courses per semester, typically with no more than six distinct course preparations per year. Review of applications will begin January 11, but the position will remain open until filled. Applicants should have earned a doctorate in political science or a related field at the time of appointment before August 1, 2021. Applicants should submit the following to [email protected] : a cover letter that highlights the applicant’s applicant’s teaching interests, experience, and commitment to inclusive, excellent teaching and summarizes their research interests; a curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy, a sample syllabus, and a list of 3-5 references including name, title and contact information. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide additional evidence of inclusive teaching excellence including one or more additional syllabi, descriptions of course activities or assignments, and student evaluations or teaching observations; 3 letters of recommendation, and unofficial transcripts. Final round candidates will need to provide official transcripts and will be asked to consent to background checks. The successful candidate will start August 2021, subject to final budgetary approval. The Butler Political Science Program, distinctively grounded in a firm commitment to social justice, democracy, and human rights, engages students in the study and practice of politics to promote the collective good at the local, national, and global level. The program defines politics broadly as the formal and informal ways societies govern themselves. The program offers an innovative curriculum that crosses traditional disciplinary boundaries to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue positive social change. Political science alumni have pursued careers in electoral politics, teaching, law, government, journalism, business, and non-profit organizations, and have earned graduate and professional degrees in several fields. Butler University is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of age, gender, gender identity, sex, race, religion, color, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.