Faculty, Tenure-Track - POLS Campaigns and Elections

Utah, United States
Salary Not specified
Feb 05, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Faculty, Tenure-Track - POLS Campaigns and Elections

Position Category: Faculty - Tenure Track (FT)

The History and Political Science Department at Utah Valley University invites applicants for a teaching-focused tenure-track Assistant Professor position with a teaching load of 12 credits per semester. Under the supervision of the Department's chair, the successful candidate will be required to teach upper-division courses in Campaigns and Elections, Media and Politics, and Campaign Management within the American Government emphasis as well as the department's introductory American Government course. The ideal candidate will also be expected to maintain an active record of scholarly activity commensurate with a 4/4 teaching load, while enhancing UVU's dual-integrated mission with a focus on engagement, inclusion, and student success by contributing to the department's continuing applied politics approach within the American Government emphasis.

The History and Political Science Department currently consists of 11 full-time faculty members in Political Science and serves almost 300 students majoring in Political Science. Our approach to professional education is student-centered and demands a high level of faculty-student engagement, with substantial institutional support for engaging students in faculty research. UVU values diverse opinions and perspectives and seeks to be inclusive in all practices.
As the largest university in the state of Utah, Utah Valley University is a rapidly growing regional university of nearly 40,000 students and is located in Orem, Utah at the foot of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains about 30 miles south of Salt Lake City. Utah Valley University is an open enrollment institution that values candidates whose experiences in teaching and scholarship have prepared them to contribute to the university's commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence with students from diverse backgrounds, and who possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

Required Qualifications:
• Graduation from a regionally accredited university with an earned doctoral degree in Political Science. Candidates who are ABD will be considered if the doctorate is completed (dissertation defended and accepted by graduating institution) by June 30, 2021.
• Evidence of effective college-level teaching in lower-division and/or upper-division courses in Political Science.
• Ability and desire to participate in scholarly/creative work with undergraduate students consistent with a teaching university.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Ability to effectively teach through implementation of appropriate pedagogy, clear presentation and preparation, and maintaining a student-centered approach to education.
• Ability and willingness to teach face-to-face, hybrid, and large classes (60+)
• Knowledge of and demonstrated use of engaged teaching techniques
• Skilled in effective oral and written communication, including the ability to communicate to different audiences and in a diverse setting
• Knowledge of and openness to multiple approaches to the teaching of political science
• Ability and willingness to continue university faculty’s commitment to shared governance at both the department and college level
• Ability to remain familiar with and contribute to advancing current scholarship in political science, and communicate scholarly work through presentations and publications
• Ability to include undergraduate researchers in scholarly activities and supervise student-driven research.
• Demonstratable experience of teaching in an environment that includes students of diverse backgrounds with different abilities and educational backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Previous teaching experience at the college level in at least two (2) of the following areas: Campaigns and Elections; Media and Politics; Interest Groups.
• Demonstrable experience of working in political campaigns.
• Frequent and consistent engagement in teaching-related professional development activities.
• Ability and desire to mentor and conduct research with undergraduate students.

Physical Requirements:
General classroom environment.

Benefits Summary:
UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

FLSA: Exempt

Pay Range: DOQ

Advertisement Number: FAC01121
Open Date: 02/04/2021
Review Start Date: 03/04/2021
Close Date: 3/31/2021
Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicant: Priority consideration will be given to those applicants who apply on or before the “Review Start Date.” This job advertisement may close at any time after the review date.
Please list a maximum of three (3) references. References may be contacted at some point during the screening and selection process for a letter of recommendation.

To apply, visit: https://www.uvu.jobs/postings/21382

Employment decisions are made on the basis of an applicant’s qualifications and ability to perform the job without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and over), disability, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


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