Political Science

Tenure-Track Faculty Position Announcement

Department: Political Science                      Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialization(s): American Politics/Urban Affairs

Date Posted: October 18, 2013

Position #: 14-012

Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities:

SCSU's department of Political Science seeks a versatile teacher/scholar to teach introductory courses in Political Science, upper division courses in American Politics, the capstone seminar in Political Science, and graduate courses in American Politics/Urban Affairs, by arrangement. This is a tenure-track position starting in the fall of 2014. Candidate must be committed to teaching within a vibrant/demanding public liberal arts and sciences environment, and demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching, mentoring and research with undergraduates. All faculty at SCSU share in academic advising and participate in department/university service. Nominal teaching load is 12 credit-hours per semester.

Tenure-track faculty at SCSU are expected to conduct creative activity/research in their area of expertise. These activities include, but are not limited to, research leading to publication of books and/or articles in academic and professional journals, performances in the fine and performing arts, seeking funding in support of research and teaching needs, and contributing to workshops and conferences.

SCSU is a student-centered institution and we regard student success as our highest priority. We seek to instill in all of our students the value of the liberal arts and sciences as a foundation for professional development and life-long learning.

Required Qualifications:

At least ABD, with earned doctorate by time of appointment. Strong commitment to teaching excellence and scholarly activity required. Ability to contribute to our graduate program in Political Science and its concentration in Urban Affairs/Public Policy is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Ph.D. in hand, with teaching experience and an emerging record of scholarly activity.

Application Process:

Please submit letter of interest, teaching evaluations, current curriculum vitae, official graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation by January 13, 2014, to:

Prof. Arthur Paulson, Chair
Department of Political Science
Southern Connecticut State University
New Haven, CT 06515

Position will remain open until filled.