Overview

The Department of Social Sciences and Cultural Studies seeks applications for a tenure track teaching scholar in Political Science at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 13 th 2018 . This position is part of a rich interdisciplinary department that supports a Political Science minor, graduate certificate, a concentration in the Master’s of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, and several other related baccalaureate and minor programs.

Candidates must be able to teach introductory courses (American National Government and Introduction to Political Science), upper division courses in international relations or comparative politics, and online graduate courses. Other areas of interest are open. Preference will be given to those who can support at least one or more of the following: Social Science major, Latin American Studies minor, Latinx minor and/or have expertise in: Border Studies, Latin American Studies, European Studies and Sustainable Development. A Ph.D. in Political Science or closely related field and a demonstrated ability to teach Political Science and mentor students are required. Candidates that are ABD will be considered with the expectation that the degree will be completed by August 2018.

The Department of Social Sciences and Cultural Studies has a diverse faculty and student population. Successful candidates should be most interested in teaching in a diverse setting at a Hispanic Serving Institution and maintain a modest yet rigorous research agenda. For more information please contact Dr. Lydia Huerta, Search Committee Chair: lydia.huerta@wnmu.edu.

Western New Mexico University serves a diverse multicultural population of more than 3,500 students including non-traditional students. WNMU’s mission emphasizes a commitment diversity, regional service, and exemplary teaching.

Required documents:

Cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, writing sample, unofficial transcripts, and names and contact information of three references

Position Closes:

Western New Mexico University is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in education and employment. WNMU does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, or national or ethnic origin in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admissions.

To file a complaint of discrimination, write to: Director of Human Resources, Western New Mexico University, PO Box 680, Silver City, NM 88062. WNMU is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Teaching 12 credits per semester
  • Advise and mentor students in the minor and graduate concentration
  • Pursue a modest yet rigorous research agenda
  • Contribute to faculty governance and the profession

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:Candidates must be able to teach introductory courses (American National Government and Introduction to Political Science), upper division courses in international relations or comparative politics, and online graduate courses. Other areas of interest are open. Preference will be given to those who can support at least one or more of the following: Social Science major, Latin American Studies minor, Latinx minor and/or have expertise in: Border Studies, Latin American Studies, European Studies and Sustainable Development.

Certifications/Licenses & Minimum Requirements:A Ph.D. in Political Science or closely related field and a demonstrated ability to teach Political Science and mentor students are required. Candidates that are ABD will be considered with the expectation that the degree will be completed by August 2018. Spanish or other language than English.

Required Documents:
Cover Letter, Reference Names & Contact Info, Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Teaching Philosophy, Unofficial Transcripts, Writing Sample