Assistant Professor of Political Science

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The faculty members in the Department of Political Science at Lehigh University are seeking applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning in August 2021. The successful candidate will possess a doctoral degree in Political science with a specialization in constitutional and public law. The teaching load for this position is two four-credit courses per semester. A Ph.D. in Political Science is required by the date of hire. The successful candidate will work closely with the pre-law advisor in the Career Services office. In addition, the individual hired will play an instrumental role in the department’s annual Tresolini Lecture in Law series (more details are available at https://polisci.cas.lehigh.edu/content/tresolini-lectures).

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, research statement, and teaching statement via Academic Jobs Online (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/17841). Applicants are required to describe how they will contribute to a diverse and equitable community in their letters of interest. Applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted via (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/17841). 

Serving approximately 85 undergraduate majors and 15 graduate students, the Department of Political Science offers a B.A. and M.A. degree as well as a Master of Public Policy. Interested applicants are invited to visit the Political Science Department website: https://polisci.cas.lehigh.edu/ 

Founded in 1865, Lehigh University has combined outstanding academic and learning opportunities with leadership in fostering innovative research. Recognized among the nation's highly ranked research universities, Lehigh offers a rigorous academic community for nearly 7,000 students. Lehigh University has some 5,000 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, and about 550 full-time faculty members. Lehigh University is located in Bethlehem, PA., a vibrant and historic area. Over 820,000 people live in the Lehigh Valley, which is in close proximity to New York City and Philadelphia. Lehigh University ranks in the top 50 among national universities in U.S. News & World Report ratings and is in the most competitive category in both Peterson’s Guide and Barron’s Profiles of American Colleges. The university is located on a scenic, 1,600-acre campus in historic Bethlehem in a region of eastern Pennsylvania (USA) known as the Lehigh Valley. About 90 minutes from New York and Philadelphia, the Lehigh Valley is an attractive place to live and work with reasonable cost of living, easy commuting, good schools, and abundant cultural activities.

The colleagues and staff in the College of Arts and Sciences at Lehigh University are committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths or experiences in this area. Lehigh University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Applications from women and minorities are encouraged.  Lehigh offers excellent benefits including domestic partner benefits. Please see Lehigh Work/Life Balance for Faculty: https://www.lehigh.edu/~inprv/faculty/worklifebalance.html.

Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions about this position should be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Terry-Ann Jones, at [email protected] 

 

 

 

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Posted: 1/5/2021
Application Due: 3/6/2021
Work Type: Full Time
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