San Francisco State University, Department of Political Science invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in American Politics beginning August 2018. The department seeks individuals with a background in U.S. institutions and quantitative methods.
Focus should be on the federal institutions of government, especially the Legislative and Executive branches. Preference will be given to candidates whose work includes the political processes between those institutions. In addition the candidate will be expected to teach an upper-division undergraduate course in research design and data analysis.
Qualifications: Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Political Science, or expect to complete that degree before August of 2018. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to teach courses in the areas of American politics, especially the Congress and the Presidency, and to teach research design and basic quantitative methods. They should be able to demonstrate excellence in teaching through experience or evidence of strong potential for effective teaching. Experience teaching and/or mentoring minorities or underrepresented groups will be considered a plus.
Candidates must have an active record of scholarship related to their specialty area. Candidates must be able to demonstrate how they will incorporate inclusion, diversity, and educational equity in their courses and scholarship.
Responsibilities: The position requires undergraduate and graduate teaching in the topics listed above. Responsibilities also include mentoring and advising undergraduate and graduate students, developing an active ongoing scholarship program in one’s area of specialty, and ongoing committee and service assignments.
Rank and salary: Assistant Professor. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The California State University (CSU) provides generous health, retirement and other benefits.