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Assistant/Associate Professor, Political Science

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Work type: Faculty 9-Month
Location: Jacksonville (Main Campus)
Categories: Staff, Faculty

Jacksonville State University

Assistant Professor, Political Science

Founded in 1883, Jacksonville State University (JSU) is a learning-centered university in Jacksonville, Alabama. Its mission is to provide distinctive educational, cultural, and social experiences for its diverse student population. Located in the Appalachian foothills, midway between Birmingham and Atlanta, JSU is home to more than 9,600 students. Referred to as “the friendliest campus in the South,” JSU offers 95 academic programs and concentrations, among undergraduate, graduate, and certificate offerings, including more than 40 online programs

The Department of Sociology and Political Science invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Political Science. This is a full-time, tenure-track position with a primary teaching focus. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in comparative politics and international relations. The position will also require teaching a section of American government. The development of courses in areas of interest to the candidate is possible. The teaching load is four courses per semester. The successful candidate will engage in mentoring, service, and scholarship. This tenure-track position entails approximately 9 months of full-time service beginning August 2023.


Sociology and Political Science

Requested Start Date:

Fall 2023 (August 1)

Normal Work Schedule:

Varies depending on department need and class schedule

Job Summary:

The Department of Sociology and Political Science at Jacksonville State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in political science beginning fall 2023-24 academic year. The successful candidate will have a background in international relations and comparative politics. The position is open with regard to region. The department may consider new upper-level courses that engage the candidate’s expertise. A successful candidate will also be able to teach Introduction to American Government to assist in the recruitment of new majors and minors.

Primary Duties:

  • Responsible for teaching a variety of political science courses at the undergraduate level in multiple modalities (face-to-face and online).
  • Have a commitment to excellence in teaching, professional development, service, scholarship, and facilitating student success in a collegiate setting.
  • Maintain on-campus office hours.
  • Serve as mentor for students.
  • Represent the program through service on university, college, and departmental committees.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the department head.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in political science, international relations, government, or a closely related field. ABD candidates will be considered if the degree will be completed by August 2023.
  • Experience or potential for teaching a range of undergraduate courses, specifically in the areas of international relations and/or comparative politics.
  • Evidence or potential for excellence in teaching.
  • Experience or potential for teaching face-to-face, and 100% online courses.
  • Evidence or potential of a research agenda.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Evidence of exemplary teaching and communication competencies.
  • Evidence of a passion for student learning and growth.
  • Evidence or potential for student recruitment.
  • Experience working with a culturally diverse population.

Required Documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Statement of research interest
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Unofficial transcripts

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