Overview

The Department of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Administration at Columbus State University seeks an innovative full-time, tenure track, Assistant Professor of Political Science. Candidates must demonstrate experience in MPA related courses with specific reference to Public Budgeting. The successful candidate will also be able to teach both graduate and undergraduate related courses. This position is begins August 2018.

Teaching responsibilities include both undergraduate and graduate level courses. The successful candidate is expected to serve on various departmental, college, and university committees; engage in scholarly research and grant activities; and understand and develop online instructional courses as needed. The successful candidate will use active learning strategies which increase student engagement in the learning process.

Candidates should have an earned doctorate in Public Administration or Political Science.

Columbus State University provides a creative, deeply personal, and relevant college experience. Serving the Southeast while attracting students from around the world, Columbus State thrives on community partnerships to deliver excellence for students who want to achieve personal and professional success in an increasingly global environment. Just 100 miles southwest of Atlanta, Columbus State University is a proud member of the University System of Georgia, enrolling more than 8,400 students in a wide variety of degree programs, from online degrees to a doctorate in education. Among public regional universities in the South, Columbus State University recently ranked No. 46 in the “Best Colleges” rankings by U.S. News & World Report.

CSU has a nationally recognized track record of partnership and outreach through efforts such as the Cunningham Center for Leadership Development, Coca-Cola Space Science Center, Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, and its own residence in Oxford, England. The University has two primary campus locations in Columbus, Georgia: the original campus on 150 acres in midtown Columbus and a beautiful campus in historic downtown Columbus overlooking the Chattahoochee River. The Columbus region, with more than 350,000 residents, is home to world-class enterprises such as Aflac, Synovus, W.C. Bradley Company, TSYS, and Ft. Benning, the U.S. Army’s Maneuver Center of Excellence headquarters. For additional information about the University visit our website at www.ColumbusState.edu.

Review of applications will continue until the position has been filled. Applications for part-time and full-time faculty positions must include transcripts of all academic work, and official transcripts must be presented prior to campus visit if selected for interview. Applicants must have the ability to meet Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requirements, in particular a minimum of 18 graduate hours in the teaching discipline. Columbus State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Committed to Diversity in Hiring. A successful criminal background check will be required as a condition of employment.

Required Documents to Submit with Online Application

  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Other Document 1 – Letter of Interest Delineating Relevant Credentials/Experiences
  • Other Document 2 – Contact information of three persons willing to provide letters of reference.

All applications and required documents must be submitted using the Columbus State University’s online employment site. To access the Columbus State University’s online employment site, please visit https://columbusstate.peopleadmin.com/.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Fred Gordon, Department of Politics, Philosophy, and Public, Columbus State University, 4225 University Avenue, Columbus, GA 31907-5645.