The University of the Ozarks invites applications for a current opening as a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Political Science beginning August, 2018. Candidates should have strong teaching experience, preferably an earned Ph.D. degree in Political Science or a related discipline by the time of employment. The desired applicant will have capabilities to teach in law, government and international relations. The primary responsibilities of this position include the teaching and advising of Political Science students and contributing to the Political Science program’s curriculum. The appointee to this position is expected to direct undergraduate research and other applied student experiences and to contribute to the University’s distinctive general education curriculum.
University of the Ozarks values personal attention and collegiality, thus a familiarity with and understanding of a small and residential campus are highly desirable. A sincere interest in students, excellent communication skills, and support of the University’s mission are also required.
Ranked in the top 10 of Southern region comprehensive baccalaureate institutions by U. S. News & World Report, the University of the Ozarks is a Presbyterian-related institution that blends the liberal arts and professional preparation in a student-centered environment emphasizing quality teaching and student learning. The University serves a diverse group of approximately 750 students from the United States and abroad on a beautiful campus in Clarksville, Arkansas, located along I-40 approximately 90 miles northwest of Little Rock, nestled between the Arkansas River and the Ozark Mountains. Recent major gifts have enhanced the academic program and other campus initiatives. For more information about the University of the Ozarks, visit www.ozarks.edu.
Please send a letter of interest; vita; statement of teaching philosophy; and three current letters of reference, at least one of which addresses teaching ability, to:
Director of Human Resources
University of the Ozarks
415 N. College Avenue
Clarksville, AR 72830