Overview

Idaho State University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor of Public Administration appointment in the Department of Political Science. The appointment will begin in the Fall semester of 2019.

The Department of Political Science has one of the largest graduate programs in the Idaho State University College of Arts & Letters. Located in Pocatello, Idaho State University has an enrollment of more than 12,000 students. (Visit www.isu.edu for more information.) The Pocatello region has numerous outdoor recreational activities and is well known for mountain biking, hiking, fishing, rock climbing, kayaking, and skiing. Located in southeast Idaho, Pocatello is 2.5 hours or less by car to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, Sun Valley, Grand Targhee, Jackson Hole, and Salt Lake City.

Key Responsibilities

The position carries a 3-3 teaching load of undergraduate and graduate courses. Faculty are expected to have an active research agenda and carry out service obligations.

Minimum Qualifications

The candidate must be able to teach one of the department’s introductory courses in political science. A doctorate in Political Science or Public Administration is required, but ABDs finishing by August 2019 will be considered.

Preferred Qualifications

The department is looking for a candidate with the ability to contribute broadly to its undergraduate and three graduate programs (DA, MA, and MPA). The ideal candidate would demonstrate expertise in the following pair of political science subfields: (1) Public Administration and (2) US Politics, International Relations, or Comparative Politics. Because the candidate is expected to help develop and deliver courses within the Master of Public Administration program, the ability to teach general courses in public administration is essential. The ability to teach specialized courses such as Public Administration Ethics, Qualitative Methods in Public Administration, Introduction to Public Administration, Non-profit administration, and State and Local politics would be an asset. MPA courses are regularly broadcast via distance learning and the candidate will teach one or two such courses a year.

Apply online at https://isu.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=687&site=1

Please submit the following documents with your application:
Cover letter, vita, unofficial transcripts, a teaching philosophy, a list of courses that the applicant could teach, the names and contact information of three (3) professional references, a sample of scholarly research, and teaching evaluations (or other evidence of teaching effectiveness if an applicant does not yet have teaching evaluations). If you have questions, please contact the Department of Political Science at 208-282-2211, or email at pols@isu.edu.

However, the position will remain open until filled. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Includes a competitive benefits package. Offers of employment may be conditional pending successful completion of a background investigation.