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Assistant Professor, American Politics

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Location: Bellingham, WA
Categories: College of Humanities & Social Science

Position Title

Assistant Professor

About the University

Western Washington University, with over 15,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 83,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master’s-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2017 U.S. News & World Report rankings.

About the Department

The Humanities and Social Sciences College and the Political Science Department support Western’s mission to bring together individuals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives in an inclusive, student-centered university that develops the potential of learners and the well-being of communities. We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this opportunity.

About the Position

The Political Science Department at Western Washington University invites applications for a tenure-track position in American Politics at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning in September 2019. The department welcomes applications from all areas of the subfield and all policy areas.

Required Qualifications

  • Doctorate or ABD in Political Science, with expected completion by June 15, 2019
  • Specialization in one or both of the following: American Political Institutions or Political Behavior
  • Ability to effectively teach introductory and upper division courses in American Politics
  • Ability to develop and sustain a high quality research program
  • Ability to work effectively within a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to teach introductory research methods
  • Ability and commitment to cultivating learning environments that are equitable and inclusive of students with diverse social identities and backgrounds.

Salary

 Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Bargaining Unit

 United Faculty of Western Washington

Application Instructions

A cover letter and curriculum vitae are required and should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications.

You will be asked to provide contact information of three references.

Required Supplemental Materials

The following need to be uploaded to your application materials:

  • Syllabi and related teaching material
  • Teaching evaluations (if available)
  • Example(s) of scholarly writing

  • Three letters of recommendation are required; however, letters of recommendation requests will be sent out via PageUp to your references

Closing Date Notes

Application review begins September 25, 2018, position closes October 15, 2018

Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU’s Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); eoo@wwu.edu WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay). All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires.

 

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