Assistant Professor of Political Science (Public Administration)

Employer
Sam Houston State University
Location
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

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Professional Fields, Public Administration & Policy, Social Sciences, Political Science & International Relations

Job Details

Position Title:

Assistant Professor of Political Science (Public Administration)

Requisition:

202100096F

Rank:

Assistant Professor

FLSA status:

Exempt

Hiring Salary:

Salary commensurate with education and experience.

Position Type:

Full-Time Tenure Track

College:

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Department:

Dept of Political Science

Open Date:

08/25/2021

Quicklink:

https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/28494

Contact Name:

Dr. Wen Jiun Wang

Title:

Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
1901 Avenue I
Box 2149
Huntsville, TX 77341-2149

Contact Phone:

(936) 294-1459

Contact Email:

[email protected]

Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job:

The Department of Political Science at Sam Houston State University invites applications for a nine-month Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position starting in fall 2022. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching three courses per semester and engaging in research/scholarly activities. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in service activities such as program and curriculum development, face-to-face and online course development, and student recruitment and engagement.

Educational Requirements for the Position:

A Doctoral degree in public administration, public policy, or public affairs from an accredited institution of higher education. ABD candidates will be considered but they must have a PhD by the start date (August 2022).

Experience Required for the Position:

-Demonstrates evidence of ability and desire to teach undergraduate and online graduate courses in two of the follow subject areas: 1) public administration and management; 2) organizational theory; 3) budgeting and finance; 4) program evaluation; and 5) public policy.

-Demonstrates evidence of an established or emerging research/scholarly program in any of the following subject areas: 1) public administration and management; 2) organizational theory; 3) budgeting and finance; 4) program evaluation; and 5) public policy.

-Demonstrates effective communication skills.

Other Requirements for the Position:

Required Application Materials• Cover Letter that identifies their interests, qualifications, and experience for the position.• Current CV that includes, if applicable, a summary of previous teaching experience and format of each course taught (i.e., face-to-face, online, hybrid).• All graduate transcripts – unofficial transcripts will be accepted during the application process. However, the successful candidate must submit official transcripts documenting all post-secondary degrees. • Recent student teaching evaluations covering the last two semesters of teaching, if available. Those without teaching evaluations, will need to upload a placeholder document in lieu of evaluations.• Teaching statement, including a discussion of online pedagogy.• If available, sample syllabi for relevant courses.• Diversity statement discussing how the applicant would engage Sam Houston State University’s diverse student population and meet the College of Humanities and Social Sciences’ core goals.
• Three letters of recommendation from supervisors who are familiar with the applicant’s teaching abilities and who have worked with the applicant in the past two years.
Please note: References provided in the References section of the application will receive an automated email reference request at the time the application is submitted.


The search committee will start to review applications on October 11, 2021. The application process will remain open until the position is filled. Please direct questions to Dr. Wen-Jiun Wang ([email protected]).

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Sam Houston State University is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the academic community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The college welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community.

Special Instructions Summary:



Open Until Filled:

Yes

EEO Statement:

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

Organization

About Sam Houston State University

For more than 140 years, Sam Houston State University has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The measure of a Life is its Service," resonates among its 22,000 students, eight colleges and well beyond its historical roots through research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more.

SHSU is an inclusive institution whose mission is to provide high quality education, scholarship, and service to students. With over 90 bachelor degrees, 50 master’s, and 11 doctoral programs—including the nation’s first Ph.D. in forensic science, SHSU provides an exceptional college experience for every student: traditional or non-traditional; first generation; international; or online.

Service to self and others is paramount at SHSU and reflected in all university organizations and programs. In fact, the university was named to USA Today’s Top 50 in the U.S. for “commitment to civic engagement and global awareness,” in addition to being classified a "Community Engaged Campus" by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. This honor, bestowed to only 311 public institutions nationwide, acknowledges the university's significant commitment to service.

Sam Houston State University has a small town feel with large scale opportunities. Located in the Piney Woods region of East Texas, Huntsville provides area residents with a sense of community and belonging, although just an hour drive north of Houston. 

SHSU is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an "at will" employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215. SHSU is committed to promoting a campus culture that embraces diversity and inclusion. The University acknowledges and values our responsibility to cultivate an equitable and inclusive environment where students, faculty, staff, and community recognize the benefits of collaboration and mutual respect through diverse identities and experiences.

Member The Texas State University System  

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Telephone
936-294-1070
Location
1905 University Avenue
Huntsville
TX
77340
United States

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