Assistant Professor of Political Science

Employer
California State University, Stanislaus
Location
Stanislaus - Turlock

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job no: 507746
Department: Coll of Arts, Hum, Soc Science
Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Stanislaus - Turlock
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Social Sciences, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time

Faculty Employment Opportunity

POSITION:

Assistant Professor of Political Science: The Department of Political Science, Public Administration, and Leadership Studies invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Political Science (subfield: Political Theory) at the rank of Assistant Professor. We are seeking someone with a strong general Political Theory background and the ability to apply theoretical concepts to important contemporary political issues. Specific area of expertise in political theory is open. The individual appointed to this position will be expected to teach a variety of upper-division Political Theory courses, including, but not limited to: Ancient and Medieval Political Thought (PSCI 3000), Political Thought in the Modern World (PSCI 3011), Marx on the Human Condition (PSCI 3055), American Political Thought (PSCI 3030), and Political Ideologies (PSCI 4050). The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to develop courses in their area of specialization. Candidates with an interest in connecting their expertise to discussions focused on race, inequality, and social justice and connecting with students, colleagues and members of the public to help facilitate these dialogues are encouraged to apply. In addition to Political Theory courses, there may be opportunity to teach theory-oriented courses in Comparative Politics, International Relations, or American Politics, and possibly courses in the Master of Public Administration or Leadership Studies programs. The annual teaching load may include a section of lower-division American Government (PSCI 1201). Although the position is based in Turlock, there may be some occasional teaching responsibilities at the Stockton Campus. The Program, Department, College and University take great pride in “meeting students where they are” to provide effective teaching and mentoring. Superior candidates will possess enthusiasm, vision, and a collaborative orientation. The Department is noted for its supportive environment and its public service ethos. Effective teaching, scholarly productivity and service to the University are required for retention, promotion and tenure.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

A Ph.D. in Political Science or closely related field is required for this tenure track appointment. Candidates with ABD status will be considered beyond the initial round of review only if the dissertation advisor confirms the candidate is on track to complete all requirements for the Ph.D. by August 17, 2020. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong potential for programmatic research and publication relevant to the position.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Substantial evidence of excellent teaching at the university level, dedication to student success, and a proven record of scholarship.

HOW TO APPLY & DEADLINE:

A complete application is required and must include: a letter of application specifically addressing the position description and qualifications; copies of graduate transcripts; curriculum vitae; names, addresses, telephone numbers and/or email addresses of three references whom the University may contact; diversity statement; evidence of teaching effectiveness; writing sample.

To apply for this position, please click the "Apply Now" button on this page.

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:

Dr. Dave Colnic, Department Chair and Search Committee Chair
Department Chair of Political Science, Public Administration, Leadership Studies
California State University, Stanislaus
One University Circle
Turlock CA, 95382
Email: [email protected]


The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on January 23, 2020. The search will remain open until the position is filled.

An application must include a statement of your demonstrated commitment to working with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds in addition to any other required documents as indicated above.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS:

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/.

COMPENSATION:

Commensurate with qualifications and experience. As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT and THE COLLEGE:

To learn more about our department and academic program, visit our Web site at: http://www.csustan.edu/ppa. To learn more about the college: https://www.csustan.edu/cahss.

CAMPUS & AREA:

California State University, Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six-county region of approximately 1.5 million people. The University is fully committed to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion – one in which every person in the University community feels safe to express their views without fear of reprisal. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and 662 faculty members. 94 percent of full-time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 43 undergraduate majors, 16 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, a doctorate in education and serves more than 10,000 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences and performing arts.

Stanislaus State continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 384 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks Stanislaus State in its top 10 among public universities in the West, while Washington Monthly honored Stanislaus State as the West’s No. 1 university for the money. Stanislaus State also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.

CSU Stanislaus values shared governance: Handbook statement on shared governance

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. You can learn more about federal equal employment opportunity protections by accessing the Department of Labor’s notices: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf

Individuals with disabling conditions who require accommodation during the recruitment process may contact the ADA Coordinator at (209) 667-3159.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

MANDATED REPORTER PER CANRA

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse And Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.

CLERY ACT DISCLOSURE

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, Stanislaus State annually posts the Campus Security Report. The annual report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Stanislaus State; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, and sexual assault. You can obtain a copy of this report at: https://www.csustan.edu/annual-campus-security-report .

Or you may request a printed copy by calling: (209) 667-3572; fax: (209) 664-7011; or email: [email protected].

Information regarding campus security reports at other locations can be found at: https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety/#/

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CLEARANCE NOTICE

The university requires a criminal and/or child abuse background check to be completed for many of its new employees, current employees seeking promotional or transfer opportunities, and current employees assigned new duties. Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position. Failure to consent to any background check will disqualify an applicant from further consideration. Additionally, an applicant who fails to provide the necessary information or who provides false or misleading information may also be disqualified from further consideration. Later discovery of false or misleading information related to the background check may result in the offer of employment being withdrawn or subject the employee to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.

Advertised: December 14, 2021 (9:00 AM) Pacific Standard Time
Applications close: Open until filled

Organization

History

The California State Legislature established Stanislaus State College in 1957 as the 15th campus of the California State University (CSU) system. The first classes were conducted in September 1960 in buildings at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds in Turlock, located in the state’s fertile Central Valley. The college moved 1.5 miles north in 1965 to its permanent 228-acre site following construction of its first major facilities. The picturesque current site of the University is graced by 35 modern buildings, and with more than 4,500 trees, representing 50 species, it is the region’s largest designated urban forest.

The initial classroom building housed facilities for art, music, drama and the sciences in addition to providing classrooms for lectures. The library, a companion project to the classroom building, was later named the Vasché Library in memory of the university's founding president, Dr. J. Burton Vasché. In 1985, the college was officially renamed California State University, Stanislaus by action of the State Legislature and the Board of Trustees of the California State University. A renovation of the Vasché Library is in the design stages. In addition, a student funded $52 million student center renovation project is underway, with the new facility scheduled to open in spring, 2020.

Our 10,003 students (8,521 FTEs) are served by 1,896 employees, including 645 faculty (252 tenure or tenure track), providing a student-to-faculty ratio of 22:1 and a tenure density of 60.4%. More than 80% of full-time faculty members hold doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University’s primary service area is a 10,000-square-mile region that encompasses Stanislaus, San Joaquin, Merced, Mariposa, Tuolumne, and Calaveras Counties. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, Stanislaus State is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and has earned 12 specialized accreditations, including the College of Business Administration, College of Education, Kinesiology and Social Work, and nursing, art, theater and music programs

Serving the San Joaquin Valley, the University is a critical educational resource for the six-county region of approximately 1.5 million people. The University offers a rich mix of 43 undergraduate majors and 23 graduate programs (15 master’s programs, seven post-graduate credentials and a doctorate in educational leadership).

Stanislaus State also operates an off-campus center at University Park in Stockton, 43 miles northwest of the main campus, with a current enrollment of almost 650 students.

In 2009, the Board of Trustees approved the new Campus Master Plan Revision and certified the Final Environmental Impact Report, which had not been reevaluated since 1968.  The new master plan envisions the future growth of the campus to serve 12,000 FTE students, while maintaining the quality and character of the campus environment.

Home of the Warriors, Stanislaus State fields 14 men’s and women’s athletic teams that compete at the NCAA Division II level. The Warriors have claimed 12 national championships in men’s golf and two in baseball, in addition to the 24 individual national titles won by Warrior athletes.

Over the years, Stanislaus State has developed into a major presence in the region and continues to play a prominent role in the economy of the Central Valley.

Stanislaus State has received many recent accolades, recognizing the University for its quality, affordability and access. For example, the U.S. Department of Education placed Stanislaus State on its 2016 list of institutions notable for advancing student outcomes, National Public Radio (2016) ranked Stanislaus State #5 in the nation for upward mobility of its students, Washington Monthly (2018) ranked Stanislaus State the #1 “Bang for Your Buck” four-year college in the West Region and Money Magazine (2018) ranked Stanislaus State in its national “Best Colleges for the Money” category for the 23rd consecutive year, moving the University into its top 50. In addition, the University has been selected as one of the country’s top 384 colleges by The Princeton Review for 13 consecutive years and U.S. News & World Reports ranked Stan State among the top 10 public universities in the Western region in 2018, in addition to being ranked #48 overall. Many national rankings have recognized Stanislaus State’s excellence for many years, including several publications that have ranked Stan State consistently high for more than a decade.

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Telephone
(209) 667-3122
Location
One University Circle
Turlock
CA
95382
United States

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