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Assistant Professor - Research

Employer
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Location
Colorado Springs, CO

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Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Description
The Center for the Student of Government and the Individual at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) invites applications for a temporary, one year assistant professorship of research. This position in the is part of the Program on the American Constitution, which is part of the Regent's Civics Initiative. To be successful in this role, the employee is a recent PhD graduate who will be in residence with research, training, and teaching interests must be in American Politics, the American Constitution, or American Political Thought. In addition to research related to the Program on the American Constitution, this position will teach one course a semester on subjects related to American politics and the American constitutional tradition. For at least one semester, this position will teach The American Political System class (PSC 1100).

Who We Are:

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 9,000 undergraduate and 1,800 graduate students. UCCS offers 53 undergraduate degree programs, 24 graduate degree programs, and 8 doctoral programs. UCCS is also home to the world’s only Bachelor of InnovationTM program, which allows our graduates to master multi-disciplinary skills and graduate ready to create real change in the world. UCCS was recently classified as a “High Research Activity” university by the Carnegie Foundation and takes pride in being the only higher education institution in southern Colorado that explicitly includes research as part of its mission. We have a strong focus in fueling student success by creating, using, and maintaining a multitude of offices – First Year Experience, Excel Centers, Academic Advising, and the Career Center just to name a few. Overall, UCCS is constantly focused of preparing our students to have success in the future, and we understand that every single employee on our campus has a significant effect on that focus.

The city, which was recently ranked as the number six Best Places to Live by U.S. News & World Report in 2021, known as Olympic City USA, rests at the base of Pikes Peak, the inspiration for the song “America the Beautiful” and a must-see for residents and visitors alike. The 14,115 foot summit is just one of dozens of area attractions, including scenic trains, museums, parks, a zoo and more. With a mild climate and 247 days of sunshine each year, the Springs boasts some of the state’s best recreation opportunities.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and authorized by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education. For general information about UCCS, its programs, locations, students, faculty, and offerings, go to: https://www.uccs.edu.

Job Duties:
The duties and responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Teaching one course per semester in American Politics such as The American Political System and American Political Thought
  • Conducting research in American Politics
  • Help manage the Bastiat Honors Program in CSGI
  • Help coordinate speaker events for CSGI
  • Teaching professional development seminars in American Politics for high school civics and government teachers through CSGI
This position has been determined to be exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

What We Offer: 

Salary Range: Generally starting at $50,000 - $54,000 per academic year

Funding is currently expected to last one year. 

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs offers excellent benefits, some of which include:

    Medical insurance, with the lowest cost option being $0 to the employeeDental, Vision, Life and Disability insuranceSick leave accruals
Tentative Search Timeline:

  • The potential dates for interviews with the search committee will be the week of March 1st, 2021. 
  • The potential dates for interviews with the supervisor and appointing authority will be the week of March 14th, 2021. 
  • The potential employee start date is August 15, 2021. 
The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check. 

UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the established essential functions and meet the physical and environment demands described satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, physical and environmental demands.

Applicants with disabilities: If you have a mental or physical impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g. walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date.  If you need special accommodations at the work site, you must notify the appointing authority or Human Resources.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.



Qualifications
Minimum Requirements: 

  • PhD in Political Science with a focus on American Politics, American Political Thought, Political Theory or related field or subfield
  • Established research profile in American politics or related subfield
Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Teaching experience in American Politics.
Physical Requirements: 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to move. Employee is occasionally required to have long periods of sitting, moderate bending, moderate energy requirements and fine motor skills. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.



Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Colorado Springs
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Jan 27, 2022
Unposting Date: Ongoing
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