Bridgewater State University — Assistant Professor, Dept. of Political Science – International Relations

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Political Science – International Relations

Rank: Assistant Professor
Tenure Information: Tenure Track

Department Summary:
The Political Science Department at Bridgewater State University houses one of three the NASPAA Accredited Master of Public Administration programs in the state of Massachusetts. The department’s faculty members are dedicated to the highest standards of teaching, scholarship and professional, university and community service. The undergraduate program offers degrees in four concentrations including international affairs, public administration, American politics and legal studies while the MPA program offers a concentration in civic and nonprofit leadership. We are looking for faculty who are committed to helping the department achieve future growth.

Two-thirds of our students are first-generation college students, students of color, and/or Pell Grant recipients; BSU is committed to the achievement of academic excellence by students from diverse backgrounds. BSU is primarily a teaching institution with ample opportunity for research (especially in collaboration with students). Internal funds are available for faculty scholarship and professional travel.

Essential Duties:
The Political Science Department invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position to begin in the fall semester 2020 at the level of assistant professor. The successful applicant will be a broadly trained political scientist with a primary field of international relations. The successful applicant will be required to teach courses in international relations, American foreign policy and other courses in the department’s concentration in International Affairs. Review of applications will begin October 21.

Required Qualifications:
A Ph.D. in Political Science or a related field is required. ABD candidates will be considered. A commitment to teaching excellence, and evidence of scholarly activity in the field of international relations are also required.

Applicants should be strongly committed to excellence in teaching and advising, and to working in a multicultural environment that fosters diversity. They should also have an ability to use technology effectively in teaching and learning, the ability to work collaboratively, evidence of scholarly activity, and a commitment to public higher education.

Preferred Qualifications:

Special Conditions for Eligibility:
Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.

Posting Number: F00284P
Open Date: 08/05/2019
Close Date: 10/28/2019
Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position:

*a minimum of three (3) professional reference entries.

Please attach the following materials:

Cover Letter
Writing Sample

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Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.