The Department of Political Science at Michigan State University invites applications for a pool of qualified fixed-term Assistant Professors/instructors to teach one or more undergraduate or graduate-level courses. These positions could be part-time or full time, and vary by semester, depending on the needs of the Department. It is possible that no positions are needed in some semesters. Appointments may be for the academic year or the semester, depending on scheduling needs, and may be renewed based on funding, scheduling need and performance. Salary and rank are commensurate with experience and degree status. Applicants in this pool are reviewed when the Department has an immediate need to fill a vacancy as needed within two years and positions would begin as early as August 16, 2020.
Responsibilities include teaching courses in any of the following areas:
Social science data analytics and political methodology
Introduction to American politics
Public administration and public policy
Judicial politics, constitutional law, or law and society
Government, the individual, and liberal democracy
Risk, power, and society
Successful candidates will come from a discipline in political science, law, public administration or policy, or related areas.
Applicants must apply electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources web site http://careers.msu.edu.
The positions require a master’s degree for the rank of Instructor or Ph.D. (or J.D.) for the rank of Assistant Professor. Applicants should demonstrate commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching.
Required Application Materials
Applicants should supply supporting materials that include a CV, transcript, and sample syllabi.
The names and contact information of two to three confidential references that can speak to teaching expertise, evidence of teaching approach and effectiveness, must be provided as part of the application process. These references will be contacted only when a specific candidate is considered.
Applicants should supply a statement discussing how their research and teaching interests align with the Department's research mission and its teaching needs in Political Science and Integrative Social Sciences, identifying at least four potential courses.
Applications will be reviewed as needed.
Questions regarding this posting may be directed to the Interim Chair, Corwin Smidt at email@example.com, or the Department's Administrative Assistant, Rhonda Burns firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications will be reviewed as needed.
MSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, members of the LGBTQ community, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.
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