Assistant Professor of Political Sci.

Montclair, Essex County
Jan 24, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Montclair State is New Jersey's second largest university. It offers the advantages of a large university - a broad undergraduate curriculum with a global focus, a wide variety of superior graduate programs through the doctoral level, and a diverse faculty and student body - combined with a small college's attention to students.

Posting Date August 13, 2013

Vacancy # V-F21

Department Political Science and Law

Division Academic Affairs

Job Description

The Department of Political Science and Law seeks applicants for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Candidates should have primary research and teaching interests in Public Administration and American Government, with specialization in one of the core areas of public administration including public finance, organization theory, human resource management, and public emergency management. The successful candidate will be prepared to coordinate the department's undergraduate Public Administration minor, including the coordination of Public Administration internships. Candidates should be prepared to teach undergraduate introductory courses in Public Administration and American Government, as well as courses in some area of American public policy. Activities required of all faculty members include curriculum development, grant acquisition, research, recruitment and retention activities, advising, service to the department, college, and university. Montclair State University places equal emphasis on both teaching and scholarly activities.

Qualifications & Requirements

Doctorate in Political Science or Public Administration.

Demonstrated scholarship as well as an active scholarly agenda.
Demonstrated record of teaching excellence.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Experience in administering a public administration internship program.

Salary Range Commensurate with qualifications

Anticipated Start Date September 1, 2014

Send cover letter and resume to
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Applicants should include the following items: curriculum vitae, one writing sample, three letters of recommendation, sample syllabi, and student evaluations.

Brigid Callahan Harrison, Ph.D.
Chair, Political Science and Law Search Committee (V-F21)
Department of Political Science and Law
Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ 07043

Apply By October 30, 2013

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