Assistant Professor, Political Science

Job Details




Job Title
Assistant Professor, Political Science

Agency
Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Department
College Of Liberal Arts Faculty

Proposed Minimum Salary
Commensurate

Job Location
Corpus Christi, Texas

Job Type
Faculty

Job Description

The College of Liberal Arts is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Political Science in American Politics and Public Policy to begin fall 2022. The successful candidate will teach American Government and State and Local Government. These courses may be offered as part of a collaborative teaching team working in the university's nationally recognized First-Year Learning Communities Program. In addition, the candidate will contribute to the teaching needs of the Political Science major and our interdisciplinary Bachelor of Applied Arts & Sciences program with a special focus on public policy and administration. The candidate's primary academic field should be political science with sub-fields of interest in one or more of the following: public policy, urban politics, health policy, environmental policy, and immigration policy. We are especially interested in candidates who explore identity and diversity broadly defined in their work. A strong commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and service is expected. The standard teaching load is a 3/3.

The Department of Social Sciences (DSOC) is a multi-disciplinary department in the College of Liberal Arts that offers undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Criminal Justice and the graduate degree of Master of Public Administration. Because of its contribution to the core curriculum, Political Science generates some of the highest levels of student credit hours in the University. The Criminal Justice program is one of the largest undergraduate majors on campus. The MPA program is the largest graduate program in the College of Liberal Arts. DSOC faculty are leaders on campus, in the community and in their disciplines. We value excellence and work daily to support the University's Momentum 2020 Overarching Goal to become an emerging research university with an unparalleled commitment to every student's success, closing gaps in achievement and delivering a robust campus experience.

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi's First-Year Learning Communities Program (FYLCP) is an innovative nationally recognized program which helps students to make successful academic and social transitions from high school to the University. For more information, visit the FYLCP webpage at http://dugs.tamucc.edu/fylcp/index.html.

Required Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in Political Science or Public Policy. Advanced ABD will be considered; degree must be conferred at the time of appointment. Ph.D. must meet the appropriate credentialing requirements for the Southern Association for Colleges and Schools (SACS);
  • Be able to teach both American National and State and Local government; and
  • Be available to accept teaching assignments that may include classroom, hybrid, and online classes.


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrate an understanding/appreciation of the University's student population and campus mission; a student-centered, critical thinking method of teaching;
  • Experience with learning communities or teaching first year students in higher education;
  • A desire for, or experience in a team-teaching environment;
  • Experience with classroom and online teaching experience; and
  • Demonstrate teaching effectiveness through student evaluations, peer reviews, and/or self-evaluation.
  • Demonstrate an active research agenda that employs a public policy perspective that has resulted in or the potential to result in published scholarly works or peer-reviewed products; research with fields of interest in one or more of the following: urban politics, health policy, immigration policy, or environmental policy.
  • Explore the broadly defined concepts of identity and diversity in their research and scholarly activity.


TO APPLY: https://www.tamucc.edu/human-resources/careers/index.php

All required documentation must be submitted to be considered for the position.

A completed application will include:

1. A letter of application addressing qualifications listed, including a statement of teaching/research philosophy,
2. A curriculum vitae,
3. Three professional references including name, address, title, telephone number, and email addresses, and
4. Copies of unofficial transcripts of graduate coursework.

The job posting will remain open until a finalist has been selected. Review of applications will begin mid-February 2022.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.


To apply, visit https://tamus.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/TAMUCC_External/job/Corpus-Christi-TAMUCC/Assistant-Professor--Political-Science_R-043805





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Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi offers a variety of employment opportunities. TAMU-CC is a vibrant, Hispanic Serving Doctoral Research Institution that combines a heritage of teaching excellence with innovation in research and community engagement. We are the only University in the nation located on its own island with palm trees lining pathways throughout the 240-acre campus. Texas A&M Corpus Christi is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action / Veterans / Disability Employer.

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