Tenure-Track Assistant Professor - Department of Political Science

  • James Madison University
  • Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA
  • Dec 16, 2020
Full time   Political Science & International Relations

Job Description


The James Madison University Department of Political Science is seeking applicants for a tenure- track, post as a faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning with the fall 2021 semester. Candidates at the ABD level can be hired at the rank of Lecturer. This is a tenure- track post. For more information about the Department of Political Science, visit the website (http://www.jmu.edu/polisci/).


This position forms part of a first-of-its-kind initiative at James Madison University: a cohort hire of six outstanding, tenure-track faculty working collaboratively in several interconnected areas, which include social justice, minority cultures and politics, racial equity, non-Western thought, and critical race studies. Scholars hired into this cohort will be appointed in six of the College’s ten departments: Sociology and Anthropology; History; Political Science; Justice Studies; Philosophy and Religion; and Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication. A complete description of this cohort hire may be found here http://joblink.jmu.edu/postings/8052.


The successful applicant will teach an introductory-level course in U.S. government, courses on the politics of race and ethnicity, and other courses related to the candidate’s experience.


A Ph.D. is required by the starting date for appointment as an Assistant Professor; ABD candidates and those with an appropriate master’s degree and experience can be appointed at the rank of Lecturer. Applicants must demonstrate an ability to teach the required courses. The department seeks candidates with strong teaching skills.


Application Details

To apply go to http://joblink.jmu.edu/postings/8096 or visit JobLink.jmu.edu and reference posting number F1520. Salary shall be commensurate with experience.


James Madison University is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.  


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