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Assistant Professor - Comparative Politics or International Relations/Irish Politics

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Applications must be submitted online and will include: • Complete curriculum vitae • Statement of teaching philosophy • Evidence of teaching effectiveness • Plan of proposed research • Two short writing samples. • Statement of contribution to the mission (finalists only). • Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Official transcripts are required if you are selected for an interview. • Contact information for 3 references who will receive a secure email link to upload a confidential letter of recommendation when you submit your application.

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Posting Number: 2017392F
Position Title: Assistant Professor - Comparative Politics or International Relations/Irish Politics
Position Type: Faculty
Recruitment Type: Internal/External Applicants
Work Schedule: FT/9 Month
Department: 142-Political Science
Position Summary:

The Department of Political Science at Villanova University invites applicants for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor starting in the fall semester 2018 in the area of Comparative Politics or International Relations. Candidates should have area expertise in Irish Politics with a specialization in European Politics, Security Studies, Nationalism, Immigration, Social Movements or Political Economy.

Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University’s mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University’s mission and values. The department values dynamic and diverse faculty members who are committed to teaching, scholarship, and service.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate (MA) courses. Teaching duties include a 3-2 teaching load for the first three years. After a successful Third Year Review, a one-semester sabbatical is available in the fourth year and the 3-2 teaching load is continued for another three years. Successful candidates will be able to contribute to the interdisciplinary work of the Center for Irish Studies and represent the Center externally.

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in hand is strongly preferred. ABDs will be considered; however continued employment is subject to completion of the Ph.D. The ability to teach undergraduate research methods is required. Evidence of teaching excellence and promise of a strong record of research and publication are essential. Broad training in political science is expected.

Preferred Qualifications:

Strong preference will be given to candidates with a Ph.D. in Political Science from an accredited university.

Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours:

None

Special Message to Applicants:

Applications must be submitted online and will include:
• Complete curriculum vitae
• Statement of teaching philosophy
• Evidence of teaching effectiveness
• Plan of proposed research
• Two short writing samples.
• Statement of contribution to the mission (finalists only).
• Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Official transcripts are required if you are selected for an interview.
• Contact information for 3 references who will receive a secure email link to upload a confidential letter of recommendation when you submit your application.

Posting Date: 06/26/2017
Closing Date (12am ET): 09/20/2017
Salary Posting Information:

Competitive

Salary Band: N/A
Job Classification: Faculty

References Needed

References Needed

Minimum Number of References Needed 3
Maximum Number of References Needed 3

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Documents needed to complete your application:

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
  2. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Transcripts
  5. Writing Sample/Publications
  6. Statement of Research Interests
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document
  2. Summary of Teaching Evaluations
  3. Other Document (2)
  4. Statement of Contribution to Mission