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Assistant/Associate Professor of Political Science (45430)

Employer
Claflin University
Location
Claflin University Main Campus - Orangeburg, SC, 29115

Job Details

Job Details

Job Location: Claflin University Main Campus - Orangeburg, SC

Position Type: Full Time

Education Level: Graduate Degree

Travel Percentage: Up to 25%

Job Shift: Any

Job Category: Education

Description

Overview

CLAFLIN UNIVERSITY, founded in 1869, is becoming recognized as one of the leading institutions of higher education in the southeast. With rigorous student-focused academic programs and a faculty comprised of world-class scholars, these attributes have contributed to the U.S. News and World Report ranking Claflin ninth in its 2022-2023 list of the nations top historically black colleges/universities (HBCUs). Claflin is the only HBCU in South Carolina in this Top Ten ranking. Claflin has earned a place among the Top 10 HBCUs in the publications prestigious ranking for 12 consecutive years.

Responsibilities

Claflin University invites applicants to apply for a tenure-track position as Assistant or Associate Professor of Political Science. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching foundational political science courses, research methods and statistics, and advanced program courses within the political science curriculum. We are specifically seeking to hire an applicant with expertise in Public Administration, Policy, History. and/or expertise in African American political leadership/studies who can teach courses in the African American Political thought, African American politics, Issues in Justice, African political thought, and civil liberties. A commitment to teaching excellence and student advising is required.

The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to maintain an ongoing program of research and publication, the potential to secure external grant funding to support that research, and the willingness to contribute substantially to the departments teaching mission.

Additionally, this position seeks a person that has an interest in legal and minority relations in America (e.g., women, gender, and diversity of thought) who can bring unique skills to foster the growth. Candidates who can contribute to the development and implementation of the program are especially desirable. Candidates with expertise in and experience with interdisciplinary work, certificate programs, innovative research-related technology, and/or community outreach are also invited to apply.

Qualifications

Qualifications

A PhD is preferred (ABD considered). A successful candidate must possess experience in college level teaching. All specializations will be considered. Candidates with additional credentials are especially invited to apply.

SALARY: Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants should send a current curriculum vita, copies of transcripts of all graduate work, three current letters of recommendation and the addresses, telephone numbers and emails of at least three references via email to:

Dr. Isaiah R. McGee, Dean

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Claflin University

400 Magnolia Street

Orangeburg, SC 29115

E-mail: imcgee@claflin.edu

Office telephone: (803) 535-5234

Organization

Claflin University is a nationally ranked comprehensive institution of higher education affiliated with The United Methodist Church. A historically black university founded in 1869, Claflin is committed to providing students with access to exemplary educational opportunities in its undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs. Claflin seeks to foster a rich community comprised of students, faculty, staff, and administrators who work to nurture and develop the skills and character needed for engaged citizenship and visionary and effective leadership.

In its undergraduate programs, Claflin provides students with the essential foundation of a liberal arts education. Emphasizing critical and analytic thinking, independent research, oral and written communication skills, the University invites students to use disciplined study to explore and confront the substantive challenges facing the global society. Claflin’s graduate programs provide opportunities for advanced students to increase their specialization in particular fields of study oriented toward professional enhancement and academic growth. Its continuing education programs provide students with expanded avenues for professional development and personal fulfillment.

Clafin Guiding Principles

At the center of everything we do is a system of values informing and guiding all policies and programs. These values, expressed through our decisions and actions, are defined by five overarching guiding principles:

Commitment to Excellence

Through doing things better and differently.

Commitment to Valuing People

By providing a safe, wholesome and healthy environment for our people to live, learn and work. 

Commitment to Being Customer Focused

Ensuring that everyone knows who the customer is, and takes steps to show it.

Commitment to Exemplary Educational Programs

By educating our students in a way to help them have a full, quality life and function as productive citizens.

Commitment to Financial Accountability

By putting in place sound and effective fiscal policies which are consistent with the mission and goals of the university.


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