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Assistant Professor of Political Science (1-2 Positions)

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Applicants will be required to electronically upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, research plan, teaching evaluations for all courses taught if available, unofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts for all degrees conferred required upon hire), and email contact information for three references who will be contacted via email to provide a reference letter at the time of application. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure all materials are received. Applications without all required documents are incomplete and will not be considered. E-mail contact: Dr. Clark Carlton, Search Committee Chair, ccarlton@tntech.edu.

Position Information

Position Information

Position Number 110170, 110100
Working Title Assistant Professor of Political Science (1-2 Positions)
Job Title Assistant Professor
Job Type Full-Time
Department Sociology and Political Science
Job Purpose

Teach undergraduate courses in Political Science.

Essential Functions

Teach undergraduate courses in Political Science, such as American Government, State and Local Government, Political Institutions (Presidency, Congress, and the Supreme Court), Introduction to Political Science, Methods, and Comparative Government (a generalist rather than a regional specialist). Engage in research as demonstrated through peer-reviewed publications. Participate in professional service. Demonstrate professionalism and collegiality through strong working relationships with students, faculty, staff, administrators and stakeholders.

Minimum Qualifications

Earned Ph.D. in Political Science from an accredited institution by start date of appointment. Qualified to teach undergraduate courses in Political Science. Supporter of active learning techniques in the classroom (collaborative learning, etc.). Evidence of potential excellence in scholarly activities as shown by peer-reviewed publications and/or a research agenda.

Preferred Qualifications

Teaching experience at the college level. Ability to teach on-line courses. Experience as a faculty sponsor of a student organization. Experience working collaboratively with students on research/conferences. Experience working with students involved in the Model UN competition. Experience as a supervisor of a state-level internship program. Willingness to seek federal and non-federal externally funded sources of research support.

Compensation and Benefits

Salary Commensurate with education and experience. Full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position to begin August 1, 2018.
Benefits Information

Benefits include the accumulation of one sick leave day per month and thirteen University holidays. Other benefits include medical and life insurance (shared cost with the university), retirement, optional 401k, and educational benefits. Deferred income and benefits over 12 months.

Posting Details

Posting Date 11/06/2017
Screening Date 12/04/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants will be required to electronically upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, research plan, teaching evaluations for all courses taught if available, unofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts for all degrees conferred required upon hire), and email contact information for three references who will be contacted via email to provide a reference letter at the time of application. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure all materials are received. Applications without all required documents are incomplete and will not be considered. E-mail contact: Dr. Clark Carlton, Search Committee Chair, ccarlton@tntech.edu.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Research Plan
  5. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Student/Teaching Evaluations
  2. Transcripts 2
  3. Transcripts 3
  4. Other Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have, or will you have by start date, an earned Ph.D. in Political Science from an accredited institution?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have college-level teaching experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * How did you hear about this job opportunity?

    (Open Ended Question)