Assistant / Associate Professor - PoliSci/MPA

Job description

The Department of Political Science at Clemson University invites applications for two tenure-track appointments at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, to begin in August 2021. Successful candidates' primary research and teaching responsibilities will be in the Master of Public Administration Program. We are especially interested in hiring colleagues who can work collaboratively with existing faculty members in the department and across campus, those who prioritize excellence in research and graduate teaching, and those who firmly believe in the land grant university mission. Openness to interdisciplinary scholarship is highly desirable.

Both positions require the ability to teach effectively in a synchronous, online environment, as Clemson's MPA program is delivered entirely online. Successful candidates will contribute to and complement at least one of the MPA program's existing specialization areas in Emergency Management, Homeland Defense and Security, Non-Profit Management, Regional Sustainability, and Local Government. An ability to teach and supervise dissertations in the department's Ph.D. program in Policy Studies is highly desirable. Successful candidates will also have the opportunity to teach undergraduate courses in political science.

Consistent with Clemson University's status as an R1 research institution, excellence in scholarship is required. Successful candidates must demonstrate evidence of a promising research program and readiness to seek external funding and generate impactful publications in peer-reviewed journals.

The Department of Political Science at Clemson University offers the BA and BS in Political Science, the Master of Public Administration, and the Ph.D. in Policy Studies. At present, we have roughly 350 undergraduate majors, 130 MPA students, and 15 Ph.D. students. The department has 16 full time faculty and 3 full-time staff.

Clemson University is a land-grant institution located along the shores of Lake Hartwell in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The area is valued by many for its wonderful outdoor recreation opportunities, great weather, low cost of living, and friendly people.

Professional qualifications include:

  • Earned doctorate at the time of start in public administration, public policy, political science or a related field such as emergency management, homeland defense and security, planning, or related degree, to be completed by August 2021
  • Evidence of ability to develop and teach innovative courses for master's and Ph.D. students
  • Evidence of a promising and innovative research agenda
  • Readiness to apply for external research funding
  • Evidence of ability to publish impactful work in peer-reviewed journals
  • Expertise or experience with interdisciplinary research using innovative approaches to address issues and challenges that cut across multiple areas of policy and public administration are of particular interest.
  • Motivation to undertake transdisciplinary research with colleagues across the College of Behavioral Social and Health Science (CBSHS) and the wider University.
  • Relevant professional experience is preferred but not required
  • Candidates seeking appointment at the rank of Associate Professor must meet the departmental requirements for rank and tenure (available upon request)

Applicants should submit a letter of application, current CV, copies of graduate transcripts, a one-page research agenda statement, a one-page teaching philosophy statement, and the names and contact information of three recommenders. In the letter of application, candidates should comment on how they see themselves contributing to, diversifying, and/or complementing current areas of faculty expertise within the department and its graduate programs, especially the MPA program, and the college broadly.

Review of applications will begin March 1, 2021 and will continue until both positions are filled. To apply, upload the following to Interfolio: a letter of application addressing the specified qualification criteria and position responsibilities, current CV, copies of graduate transcripts, a one-page teaching philosophy statement, and the names and contact information of three recommenders. Send email inquiries to: Dr. Lori Dickes ([email protected]).





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Posted: 2/16/2021
Application Due: 4/17/2021
Work Type: Full Time