Assistant Professor - Constitutional Law/Public Law

  • Lehigh University
  • Bethlehem, PA
  • Jul 18, 2022
Full time Political Science & International Relations

Job Description

The Department of Political Science at Lehigh University is seeking applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning in August 2023. The successful candidate will possess a doctoral degree in Political Science or related field by the date of hire and contribute to research and teaching in constitutional law and public law. The teaching load for this position is two four-credit courses per semester.

Applicants should submit the following: a letter of interest that includes how they will contribute to a diverse and equitable community, curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement and the contact information for three professional references via Academic Jobs Online.

Serving approximately 110 undergraduate majors and 20 graduate students, the Department of Political Science offers a B.A. and M.A. degree as well as a Master of Public Policy. Interested applicants are invited to visit the Department of Political Science website: https://polisci.cas.lehigh.edu/

Founded in 1865, Lehigh University has combined outstanding academic and learning opportunities with leadership in fostering innovative research. Recognized among the nation's highly ranked research universities, Lehigh offers a rigorous academic community for nearly 7,000 students. Lehigh University has some 5,000 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, and about 550 full-time faculty members. Lehigh University is located in Bethlehem, PA., a vibrant and historic area. Over 820,000 people live in the Lehigh Valley, which is in close proximity to New York City and Philadelphia. Lehigh University ranks in the top 50 among national universities in U.S. News & World Report ratings and is in the most competitive category in both Peterson's Guide and Barron's Profiles of American Colleges. The university is located on a scenic, 1,600-acre campus in historic Bethlehem in a region of eastern Pennsylvania (USA) known as the Lehigh Valley. About 90 minutes from New York and Philadelphia, the Lehigh Valley is an attractive place to live and work with reasonable cost of living, easy commuting, good schools, and abundant cultural activities.

Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We are committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Lehigh University is committed to a culturally and intellectually diverse academic community and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to this mission. Lehigh University is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award for promoting the careers of women in academic sciences and engineering http://www.lehigh.edu/luadvance/ and is among institutions of higher education recognized for excellence in diversity with the INSIGHT into Diversity HEED Award. Additional information about Lehigh's commitment to diversity and inclusion is available at https://diversityandinclusion.lehigh.edu/. Lehigh University provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, including domestic partner benefits. More information about Work/Life Balance for Faculty can be found at: https://www.lehigh.edu/~inprv/faculty/worklifebalance.html Lehigh University supports dual career efforts for following spouses/partners of newly hired faculty. Learn more about Dual Career Assistance at: https://www.lehigh.edu/~inprv/faculty/dualcareer.html.

The deadline for all applications is October 1, 2022. Questions about this position should be directed to the search committee chair, Professor Laura Katz Olson, at lko1@lehigh.edu.

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