Boise State University — Assistant Professor, American Politics

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Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Learn more about Boise State and the City of Boise at https://go.boisestate.edu/join-our-team/. Boise State University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Boise State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. We are a welcoming campus that supports diversity and inclusion.

Boise State University’s School of Public Service is dedicated to excellence in innovative teaching, cutting edge scholarship and meaningful community outreach, serving the State of Idaho, the region, nation and global communities. The school is comprised of rich and diverse academic programs, including Criminal Justice, Political Science, and Public Policy and Administration, as well as interdisciplinary programs such as Environmental Studies, Global Studies and Urban Studies and Community Development. The mission of the school is supported by a variety of centers and institutes that facilitate research and public engagement.

The School of Public Service invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position to begin in August of 2019. The area of specialization for this position is American politics with a focus on political institutions. Those studying how institutions intersect with class, race and ethnicity are especially encouraged to apply.

Boise State University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Boise State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. We are a welcoming campus that supports diversity and inclusion.

Position Overview:

  • 1 vacancy

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teaching undergraduate American Politics courses in Political Science with an emphasis on institutions.
  • Opportunities to teach and contribute to interdisciplinary programs and the PhD in Public Policy.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in Political Science or a related field (ABD will be considered).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Specialization in American politics with an emphasis on political institutions.
  • Focus in areas of class, race and ethnicity.

The successful candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Interest and potential in building a strong research record in American political institutions.
  • Research record demonstrating theoretical or empirical contributions to the field while utilizing quantitative, qualitative or mixed methods.
  • Interest and potential in producing high quality peer reviewed and public service scholarship.
  • Interest, experience, and/or ability to promote cultural competency and/or diversity.

Salary and benefits: Competitive salary, plus an excellent benefits package is available for eligible employees, for more information visit: http://hrs.boisestate.edu/careers/benefits/.

Required Application Materials: Please submit your application by clicking the apply online button. Please attach a cover letter (indicating your interest and qualifications for this position), curriculum vita, summary of recent teaching evaluations, and written sample of your research, transcripts and three letters of recommendation.

Letters of recommendation may be sent by letter writers to schoolofpublicservice@boisestate.edu.

Please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Nisha Bellinger (nishabellinger@boisestate.edu) with any questions regarding the position.

Closing Date: November 19, 2018, 11:59PM MST

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Benefits

Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at https://hrs.boisestate.edu/benefits/.

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