Faculty/Academic StaffMajor Administrative Unit / College:
James Madison CollegeDepartment:
James Madison College Dean 10024488Sub Area:
FAS- Fac./Acad StaffSalary:
Salary Commensurate with ExperienceLocation:
Education/Training, Research/Scientific, Tenure System Faculty, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union
James Madison College seeks a teacher-scholar with a historical and theoretical grounding in the study of American political institutions (Presidency, Supreme Court, Congress) and American political thought, equipped to speak to contemporary challenges posed to these institutions and their legacy. Successful candidates will have demonstrated ability or promise to teach core courses in US political institutions (Presidency, Supreme Court, Congress), American politics, as well as political theory, with preference for candidates who can teach elective courses cross-listed between PTCD and Social Relation and Policy. Research areas of particular interest include but are not limited to issues in or challenges to American political institutions related to race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender, and gender identity, class, or other inequalities; questions of representation, polarization, voting rights, criminal justice reform, public health, indigenous rights, federalism, local and municipal politics.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.
Doctorate -Political Science
- A Ph.D. in a related field (including but not limited to: Political Science, Law, History, American Studies, Race, Ethnic, or Gender Studies) is required by time of appointment.
- Applicants should demonstrate commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching in an interdisciplinary setting; to achieving a substantial record of scholarship; and to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment in a residential college setting.
- The college is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.
Required Application Materials
Applicants should supply a statement addressing how their teaching and research interests would contribute to James Madison College’s curriculum and mission.
Supporting materials should include:
- a CV,
- diversity statement,
- evidence of teaching approach and effectiveness, sample syllabi,
- and a sample of scholarship (e.g., article, dissertation chapter, conference paper).
- The names and contact information of three confidential references that speak to teaching expertise and scholarly promise must be provided as part of the application process. MSU will contact these references with instructions for the references on how to upload their confidential letter into MSU’s application system.
Together-we-will StatementThe university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: https://msu.edu/together-we-will/
Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources web site: https://careers.msu.edu.
Review of applications will begin on January 17th, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Please contact Katie Dyjach ([email protected]) with any questions.
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Advertised: Dec 1, 2021 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Dec 1, 2023 Eastern Standard Time