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Assistant Professor in American Politics Policy - University of Kansas Lawrence, KS

Assistant Professor in American Politics Policy - University of Kansas Lawrence, KS

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## Position OverviewThe University of Kansas Political Science Department invites candidates to apply for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in Political Science. We are interested in candidates whose work focuses on American Politics and Public Policy. The position provides collaborative research opportunities, which may include participation in interdisciplinary centers Center for Research Methods and Data Analysis, Institute for Policy and Social Research. The position is expected to begin as early as August 18, 2018. The faculty member will be expected to research, write, and publish in American Politics and Public Policy; develop and teach courses in American Politics and Public Policy; serve on graduate student committees, direct theses and dissertations, and perform advising responsibilities; and serve on departmental, College, and University committees, and engage in professional service activities.The University of Kansas is particularly interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to the climate of diversity in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, including a diversity of scholarly approaches, and four key campus-wide strategic initiatives: (1) Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World; (2) Promoting Well-Being, Finding Cures; (3) Building Communities, Expanding Opportunities; and (4) Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge. For more information see especially encourage women and minorities to apply. The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. prior to the start of the position.KU is a Research 1 (RU/VH) institution, the flagship of the Kansas system, and a member of the AAU. It is located in Lawrence, a thriving and progressive community a short drive from Kansas City.## Job DescriptionJob Duties:40% Research:* Conduct research in area of American Politics and Public Policy.* Tenure-track faculty members are expected to develop and maintain an active research program, which gains national recognition and is advanced substantially beyond the level of the Ph.D. thesis. It should provide solid evidence that the faculty member is a dedicated scholar whose research will continue to develop in depth and importance throughout his or her career.* Tenure-track faculty members are expected to publish in peer reviewed journals and to present findings at professional conferences.40% Teaching/Advising:* Teach 4 courses/academic year in the Political Science program/department; courses may be cross-listed or cross-referenced with other departments. One course equivalency may be dedicated in the overall teaching effort of responsibilities for this position to specific curricular reform and development.* Prepare for and attend all class meetings. In case of absence, faculty member must make arrangements for a substitute to teach class. Classes should not be canceled.* Provide instruction throughout the semester, usually 3 hours/week, one day a week.* Develop assignments, administer tests, evaluate student work, provide feedback to students, and assign grades.* Hold regular office hours for students involved in classes taught. A minimum of three posted office hours each week is required. Be available for reasonable appointments if a student cannot meet during scheduled office hours.* Adhere to program, College, and University policies.* All faculty members are expected to be active in advising. All faculty members are to take their teaching and advising responsibilities seriously and to strive for excellence in the classroom.20% Service:* Tenure-track faculty are expected to participate in appropriate professional activities, such as attending program meetings, carrying out program committee assignments, attending national meetings or conferences, and refereeing or reviewing manuscripts for research journals and grant proposals.* Service to the College and University is also expected, and to the greater profession at-large.Collegiality.* All faculty members are expected to act in a manner that promotes collegial relationships and shows respect toward students, staff, and colleagues.* Faculty members are expected to meet satisfactory standards of performance in all three areas of responsibility and to carry out those responsibilities in accordance with the Faculty Code of Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct.## Required QualificationsEvaluation of the following requirements will be made through: (a) descriptions of research agenda and teaching philosophy in letter of application, (b) record of accomplishments and productivity included in curriculum vitae, and (c) information provided from three professional references.1. A Ph.D. in Political Science from an accredited school is expected by the start date of the appointment (08-18-2018).2. Demonstrated ability to work in interdisciplinary and collaborative environments.3. A proven record or demonstration for high potential in research and publications.4. Demonstrated ability to teach effectively at undergraduate and graduate levels.## Additional Candidate InstructionFor a complete announcement and to apply online, go to or and click Search Faculty Jobs ; search by key word [AMERICAN POLITICS]. A complete online application includes the following materials: cover letter, curriculum vitae, research samples, proof of teaching experience (e.g. course evaluations), and letters of recommendation from three professional references.Initial review of applications will begin October 1, 2017 and will continue as long as needed to identify a qualified pool.## Contact Information to ApplicantsMark Joslyn...@ku.edu1-785-###-###### DisclaimerThe University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information and retaliation in the University\'s programs and activities. Access to information regarding equal opportunity and diversity worksite posters is available at or you may contact 785-###-#### or for alternate access options. Any inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies should be directed to: Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access,, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785)###-####, 711 TTY.*Auto req ID:* 9684BR*Posting Title:* Assistant Professor in American Politics & Policy*Position Number:* 00066143*Department:* Political Science*Location/Division:* Lawrence*FTE:* 1.0*Reg/Temp:* Regular*Advertised Salary Range:* Commensurate with education and experience.*Application Review Begins:* 01-Oct-2017*Anticipated Start Date:* 18-Aug-2018 Associated topics: foreign affairs, government, legislative, policy, political science, politics, public affairs, rightsSource:

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