Teaching Assistant Professor



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Job description

Stillwater, OK

The Department of Political Science at Oklahoma State University (www.polsci.okstate.edu) invites applications for a Teaching Assistant Professor specializing in American politics to begin in August 2021. This position is non-tenure track but offers the potential of reappointment and promotion to Teaching Associate and Teaching Full Professor. This position is designed for instructors who prioritize good pedagogy and student mentoring. The normal teaching load is 3 :3 and includes a mix of smaller and larger classes. The primary, though not exclusive, teaching responsibility is Introduction to American Government. The successful candidate will have demonstrated the potential for effective teaching in American Politics. Candidates with previous experience teaching Introduction to American Government as instructor of record and experience teaching a mix of online and face-to-face courses are especially welcome. In addition to teaching, the position entails service responsibilities that could include supervising the department’s internship programs, advising Pi Sigma Alpha, and participating on various departmental committees.

To be considered, candidates must have received a PhD or be nearing completion of their doctoral training (ABD) from an accredited degree program in political science or closely related degree program. Preference, however, will be given to candidates who have received their doctoral degree by the start of appointment. Initial appointment is for three years (which includes a probationary period) but can be renewed for additional terms.

Applications completed and received by January 31, 2021 and will be given preference.

How to apply

Applicants are asked to have the following submitted through Interfolio https://apply.interfolio.com/77763. A letter of application outlining your interest in this position, teaching interests/experience; vitae; graduate transcripts; three letters of recommendation; evidence of successful teaching; and a short teaching statement.

The department is committed to creating an inclusive space for our students, faculty, and staff and to teaching and mentoring our undergraduate and graduate scholars from various backgrounds. The department encourages applications from women and underrepresented racial/ethnic groups. About one third of our undergraduate majors are members of underrepresented groups. Among our tenure-track faculty, 9 percent are from underrepresented racial/ethnic groups and 55 percent are female.

Oklahoma State University, as an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. Oklahoma State University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all individuals and does not discriminate based on race, religion, age, sex, color, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or veteran status with regard to employment, educational programs and activities, and/or admissions. For more information, visit https:///eeo.okstate.edu. This position is contingent upon availability of funds.

Oklahoma State University–Stillwater (also referred to informally as Oklahoma State, O-K-State, O-State and OSU) is a land-grant, sun-grant, coeducational public research university located in Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA. OSU was founded in 1890 under the Morrill Act.