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Assistant Professor of Political Science

Employer
Winthrop University
Location
Winthrop University Rock Hill, SC

Job Details

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Location:
Winthrop University Rock Hill, SC
Open Date:
Dec 6, 2023
Close Date:
May 14, 2024
Description:

The Department of Political Science, Philosophy, Religion, and Legal Studies is seeking engaging teachers and active scholars to join our diverse scholarly community by applying for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level with primary expertise in International Relations and a preference for additional expertise in one or more of the following: Human Rights, International Law, Comparative Politics (Middle East, Asia). Ability to teach core disciplinary courses, such as Introduction to Political Science, Scope and Methods, and Senior Capstone in Political Science, a plus. We are seeking a dedicated and experienced teacher with demonstrated scholarly achievements to teach in our distinguished department. The Winthrop Department of Political Science boasts award-winning faculty who are recognized for the quality of their teaching, research, and service. The department also has three experiential learning high impact programs:  (1) the 48-year old Model United Nations Program; (2) the Center for Public Opinion and Policy Research, which is home to the nationally renowned Winthrop Poll; and (3) the John C. West Forum on Politics and Policy, a major civic engagement and community collaboration initiative of the University. The department also collaborates with the Master of Liberal Arts program to provide a graduate Concentration in Political and Civic Engagement. 

Major Responsibilities:

  • Teach a variety of introductory and advanced courses in International Relations with potential course offerings in Comparative Politics
  • Ability to collaborate with one or more of the departmental experiential learning programs (Model United Nations, the Center for Public Opinion and Policy Research, and The John C. West Forum on Politics & Policy) a plus
  • Teach courses in Winthrop University’s innovative General Education Program
  • Engage in active scholarship that complements existing areas of expertise in the department
  • Advise undergraduate Political Science majors
  • Be an interested and energetic participant in an active department

Qualifications:
Required Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Political Science; Applicants ABD in Political Science will be consideredExpertise in International Relations and a commitment to teaching at the introductory and advanced levelsPreferred candidates will have expertise in either Human Rights, International Law,  or Comparative Politics (Middle East, Asia)Evidence of Student Intellectual Development, including teaching excellence and commitment to student learningCommitment to Scholarly Activity, Professional Stewardship, and Academic Responsibility 

Work Environment: This position requires regular contact with students, faculty, and staff on campus.  Additionally, the successful candidate will be required to have the ability to work with the outside community, local public schools, the media, other universities, and international schools/companies/partners.

 

Background Check Statement:  Winthrop University is committed to providing a safe campus community. Winthrop conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

 

Employment Conditions: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Political Science with faculty rank.  Salary is competitive and dependent on academic qualifications.


Application Instructions:
  • Application letter, with evidence of major responsibilities and required qualifications
  • Curriculum vitae, including names, titles, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses, if available, of at least three persons who know the candidate professionally on the last pageSample of representative written work (article- or chapter- length)Statement of teaching philosophy, including evidence of excellence in teaching and commitment to student learningNames of three academic/professional referencesAll graduate transcripts and evidence of highest degree achieved (unofficial transcripts are acceptable for initial review; official transcripts are required prior to final appointment)
About Winthrop University

Founded in 1886, Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina, offers its 6,000-plus undergraduate and graduate students an educational experience that blends liberal arts, professional programs, global awareness, and civic engagement. In its colleges of Business Administration; Arts and Sciences; Education, Sport, and Human Sciences; and Visual and Performing Arts, Winthrop embraces only those programs and activities that can be delivered at an exemplary level. Winthrop is well known for its inclusive and supportive campus environment, with University College supporting programs in both academic and student affairs. Winthrop University is achieving national stature as a competitive and distinctive co-educational, public, residential, comprehensive, values-oriented institution. The values of service, excellence, diversity, community, and leadership provide the foundation for Winthrop’s continuing development and shape Winthrop’s continuing success. Numerous national accolades reflect the sustained high quality and value of the Winthrop Experience, including the most recent U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of Winthrop as one of the top-10 public comprehensive universities in the South. Winthrop is an active member of the Rock Hill community and recognized as a key component of the region’s economic resurgence. Approximately 20 minutes from Charlotte, North Carolina, Winthrop has direct access to and is engaged in a broad and expansive regional business community. Winthrop’s beautiful campus encompasses a rich architectural blend of neo-Georgian buildings and is included in the National Register of Historic Places. The attractive recreational and research complex area that surrounds Winthrop Lake is home to Winthrop’s 18 Division I men’s and women’s sports.

 

Winthrop University is committed to providing a safe campus community. Winthrop conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a student loan default check, a criminal history record check, and, when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Winthrop University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Organization

Ideally situated in the heart of the Carolinas, Winthrop University is a highly ranked public, comprehensive university in Rock Hill, South Carolina, that is committed to be among the very best institutions of its kind.  Founded in 1886, Winthrop offers its students an educational experience that blends liberal arts, professional programs, global awareness, and civic engagement.  Numerous national accolades reflect the sustained high quality and value of the “Winthrop Experience,” including the most recent US News & World Report’s ranking of Winthrop as one of the top-10 public comprehensive universities in the South.  

Winthrop Mag fall 2017Today more than 5,000 undergraduate and 1,000-plus graduate students are enrolled at Winthrop University.  The University recruits South Carolina’s most able students as well as highly qualified students from beyond the state whose presence adds diversity and enrichment.  Winthrop prides itself on being the institution of choice for groups traditionally under-represented on many college campuses, providing Winthrop faculty with the opportunity to create a teaching legacy that not only changes individual lives, but reshapes whole family trajectories.

Where we are matters, and Winthrop’s presence is significant.  Winthrop University is an active member of York County and recognized as a key component of the region’s economic growth.  With Charlotte  less than 20 minutes away—and 300-plus Fortune 500 Companies in Winthrop’s backyard—formal and informal community partnerships are numerous, threading through school and business networks. While Winthrop students have options about where they conduct their experiential learning, faculty and staff are privileged to select a residence from neighborhoods large, small, or somewhere in-between.  During holiday, Winthrop faculty find themselves a short drive from either the mountains or the beach.

Included in the National Register of Historic Places, Winthrop’s campus encompasses a rich architectural blend of neo-Georgian buildings.  The attractive recreational and research complex area that surrounds Winthrop Lake is home to Winthrop’s 16 Division I men's and women's sports. The physical beauty of Winthrop’s campus is a source of great pride, one that reflects the learning community for which it provides a foundation.  

 

Whether in the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business Administration, College of Education, or College of Visual and Performing Arts, Winthrop University offers only those degree programs that can be delivered at an exemplary level.  High-impact practices such as first-year experiences, common intellectual experiences, undergraduate research, and global learning are embedded throughout the curriculum, encouraging active teaching and learning.  At Winthrop, faculty—not teaching assistants—are the lead facilitators, class sizes are small enough that teachers know their students by name, and faculty research agendas often include student collaborators. 

Quality student life programs supplement the academic, providing opportunities and services to foster student development along cognitive, personal, and interpersonal dimensions.  Students pursuing lifetime wellness can run alongside their faculty at the Lois Rhame West Health, Physical Education and Wellness Center where members can access a climbing wall, four racquetball courts, a 25-yard pool with 8 lanes, four basketball courts, an 8,000 square foot weight room, 2,000 square feet of cardio space with four additional cardio stations, and two aerobic/activity rooms. 

Inside—and outside—the classroom Winthrop prioritizes a learning environment that produces Winthrop graduates who:

· Think critically and solve problems 

 

· Are personally and socially responsible 

 

· Understand the interconnected nature of the world and the time in which they live 

 

· Communicate effectively 

 

Faculty and staff who expertly model and teach these competencies are an excellent fit at Winthrop and a critical ingredient in the Winthrop Experience.  We encourage you to review current openings and bookmark our jobs page for future possibilities.

     

 

 

 

 

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Location
701 Oakland Ave
Rock Hill
South Carolina
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