Assistant Professor of Political Science with specialization in Methods and Comparative Politics

University of North Carolina Asheville in North Carolina

Deadline August 15, 2014
Date Posted June 26, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

University of North Carolina Asheville

Assistant Professor of Political Science with specialization in Methods and Comparative Politics

The Department of Political Science at the University of North Carolina Asheville invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position for an appointment beginning January 2015. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in political science by the time of appointment and show evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching as well as potential for scholarly growth. The department seeks applicants with fields in Methods and Comparative Politics. Candidates should be prepared to teach a variety of classes in both fields and have experience mentoring students in undergraduate research projects. In addition, faculty members should have experience in a Liberal Arts institution and be prepared to teach in the university's core curriculum, including the Humanities sequence required of all UNC Asheville students. Candidates with demonstrated experience or potential for leadership in serving UNC Asheville’s efforts in promoting diversity and inclusion in the areas of pedagogy, programming, and service activities are especially encouraged to apply. The typical teaching load of political science faculty is three, 4-credit courses per semester, with a favorable student-instructor ratio.

UNC Asheville, located in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina, is a student oriented, public liberal arts institution committed to being an inclusive campus community. The University is committed to equality and diversity of educational experiences for our students.  Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply regardless of socio-economic status, gender expression, gender and sexual identity, culture, or ideological beliefs.  UNC Asheville is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sex, disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status with respect to all terms, conditions, and privileges of university-sponsored activities, employment, and the use of university facilities.

Please submit applications electronically to including: a letter of interest, specifically addressing the applicant's qualifications for this position; a curriculum vitae; copies of graduate transcripts; evidence of teaching excellence; and three recent letters of recommendation. Any questions about the position should be directed to Linda Cornett at Applications will be accepted July 1 -August 15, 2014.

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