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Job Details
Assistant Professor of American (U.S.) Politics
Faculty
College of Arts & Sciences
Political Science
Full Time Faculty
Full time
Full time faculty

The Department of Political Science and Global Affairs (POL) at the University of Portland invites candidates in the field of American (US) Politics to apply for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position with a start date of August 2022. The typical teaching load is 3-3, with a single course release in the first year. In addition to teaching sections of our introductory core course, Introduction to US Politics, the successful candidate will also offer upper-division undergraduate courses on American political institutions and within the candidate’s academic specialty. This position is part of a cluster hire and the successful candidate may also have the opportunity to be involved with the emerging ethnic studies program.

Founded in 1901, the University of Portland is a private, comprehensive, Catholic university with a mission of teaching and learning, faith and formation, service and leadership. In the POL department, we see our work developing the whole person and preparing people who respond to the needs of the world and its human family as aligning with the University’s mission.  Candidates will articulate their understanding of the university's mission in their cover letter and highlight how it is compatible with their approach to teaching, scholarship, and service. UP's College of Arts and Sciencse (CAS) is committed to diversifying our curriculum and our faculty, and the successful candidate will have demonstrated knowledge, skills, and/or lived experience, in diversity, equity, and inclusion work within or transferable to higher education.

A background investigation is required before final hiring procedures can be completed for all faculty and staff positions. All supporting materials should be submitted through HireTouch by our priority deadline of October 8, 2021, though applications coming in later will also be considered. Please contact Dr. Anne Santiago (santiago@up.edu) or Dr. William Curtis (curtisw@up.edu) with questions.

 

The candidate will be expected to teach the typical teaching load of 3-3, with a single course release in the first year. In addition to teaching sections of our introductory core course, Introduction to US Politics, the successful candidate will also offer courses on American political institutions and within the candidate’s academic specialty.

Education and/or Experience

Required: Ph.D. by time of appointment

Required: Expertise in American Political Development and Political Institutions or equivalent.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

A commitment to undergraduate teaching is essential, ideally supported by past evidence of effective teaching. 

Expertise in Race and Politics, Public Policy, or Political Economy is highly valued.
 
Demonstrated knowledge, skills, and/or lived experience, in diversity, equity, and inclusion work within or transferable to higher education. Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion needs to be described in the teaching statement. 
 
Application Instructions
 
A complete application consists of the following:
 

- a cover letter that articulates an understanding of UP's Mission and highlights how it is compatible with the candidate's approach to teaching, scholarship, and service

- a curriculum vitae

- a teaching statement that describes the candidate's lived experience, knowledge, skills, and/or success in diversity, equity and inclusion work within or transferable to higher education.

- a list of three references 

Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, References, Statement of Teaching Philosophy