Assistant Professor - Politics

Colorado, United States
Salary Not specified
Oct 09, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor - Politics
Regis University

Northwest Denver Campus

Position Type:Faculty

Scheduled Weekly Hours:40

Requested Start Date for this Position:08/01/2021 - 10 months to go

Campus Location:Northwest Denver Campus

Full-time or Part-time:Full time

Job Summary:The Department of History, Politics and Political Economy at Regis College, Regis University, invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to start in August 2021, pending final budgetary approval. The department is seeking a teacher-scholar of International Relations and Comparative Politics whose expertise is consistent with the department's mission to help students develop the empirical and analytical skills necessary to recognize and discern injustice and work for equality and dignity, particularly for historically marginalized communities.

Working at Regis University
As Regis employees, we each have a responsibility to perform our work in alignment with the mission of the University, especially with its Catholic and Jesuit values. All employees are expected to both contribute to and strengthen the university's culture of respect, inclusion and equity for all members of our community.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
The department invites applications from and is committed to hiring qualified candidates from groups that are underrepresented in the field of Politics and among our faculty. We welcome candidates who bring diverse cultural, ethnic, and religious perspectives to their teaching and scholarship. The search is open to all specializations within Comparative Politics or International Relations but we would particularly welcome a candidate who could offer courses on topics such as inequality, human rights, power, conflict resolution, sustainable development, global environmental justice, representation, race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, refugees and migration.

The position requires teaching Introduction to Comparative Politics and Introduction to International Relations. In addition, the successful applicant will have the flexibility to teach a variety of courses within both subfields, including both normative and empirical approaches. Integrative and experiential learning methods are also encouraged. While Regis values research (and a record of sustained scholarship is required for tenure), a commitment to inclusive teaching is essential; the candidate must demonstrate the skills to work effectively with racially, socioeconomically, and religiously diverse student populations. Experience or interest in supporting student scholarship and collaborative research would also be welcome. The standard teaching load is typically 3:3.

In Regis College, service - including academic advising, participating in the academic governance of the department, college, and university, contributing to the university's equity and inclusion goals, and professional development - is also an important aspect of a faculty member's workload. This position will help contribute to the department by participating in program meetings, working with other faculty teaching in the program, and advising our increasingly diverse student body.

About the Department: The Regis University Department of History, Politics and Political Economy is housed in Regis College, a Jesuit Catholic liberal-arts college in Denver, Colorado, which serves primarily traditional-age undergraduates and where care for the whole person (cura personalis) - students, faculty and staff - is a key element of our academic community. The History, Politics, and Political Economy department offers majors and minors in history, politics and political economy, as well as a minor in pre-law. Interdisciplinary collaboration is strongly valued in our department. Faculty in Politics also frequently cross-list courses with the other majors in the department, and contribute to Peace and Justice Studies, Women's and Gender Studies, and Environmental Studies. Applicants are also encouraged to contribute to our university's diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Position Requirements: Minimum qualifications include: a PhD in political science or a related field by 1 August 2021; a demonstrated commitment to high quality undergraduate teaching; and proven dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching, research, service, and professional activities.

Application: Electronically submit (1) a letter of application (cover letter) summarizing your interest and qualifications, (2) a curriculum vitae with the names and contact information for three references, (3) an annotated sample syllabus that demonstrates your teaching philosophy and priorities, and 4) a statement indicating how you can contribute in tangible ways to Regis University's commitment to cultivating an inclusive and diverse community and culture in the classrooms to Letters of recommendation, writing samples, teaching evaluations and academic transcripts will be requested of semifinalists and should not be submitted with the initial application. Current employees, please submit an application and requested documents by logging into Workday. Click on the Career Worklet and access the internal site.

The position will remain open until filled. Applications submitted by October 23 will receive full consideration. First round interviews will begin the week of November 30.

Questions can be addressed to Dr. Ian Zuckerman, Assistant Professor and Chair of the Politics Search Committee, at

Pay Rate:Salary commensurate with education and experience

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Since 1877, Regis University has been using our Jesuit background to provide an education for men and women of all ages and faiths and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission: A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Inspired by St. Ignatius Loyola, the mission of Regis University is to educate men and women of all ages to make a positive impact in a rapidly-changing global society. We encourage our students to seek truth, live purposeful lives, and continually examine and attempt to answer the question: "How ought we to live?" Regis University's Northwest Campus is the main campus and administrative hub, located in Denver, Colorado. Regis University has three additional campuses in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Thornton, Colorado and the Denver Tech Center, as well as distance learning initiatives.


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