Overview

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF POLITICAL SCIENCE (1-2 Positions) – Department of Sociology & Political Science

Index 210146, Position 110170, 110100

Full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position to begin August 1, 2018.

QUALIFICATIONS: Required: 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: 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.

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.

SALARY & BENEFITS: Commensurate with education and experience. Benefits include the accumulation of one sick leave day per month and thirteen (13) 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.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants will be required to apply online at https://jobs.tntech.edu and 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.