Assistant Professor of Political Science

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

Thank you for your interest in the University of Indianapolis! The University is a private, liberal arts university located on 65 acres, just minutes from downtown Indianapolis. With more than 700 faculty and staff, it is a place where you can become part of a close-knit campus community that emphasizes the importance of community partnerships in the future growth of the University.

UIndy’s mission is to prepare its graduates for effective, responsible, and articulate membership in the complex societies in which they live and serve, and for excellence and leadership in their personal and professional lives. The motto of "Education for Service" provides the foundation for our work to better our communities, both near and far.

As University employees, we know the work we do is important to our students and our communities. To accomplish our mission, we welcome talented, civic-minded and diverse individuals from all career levels to help maintain our high standards of excellence and quality. If you want to join our dynamic environment and experience hard work, creativity, and teamwork, we welcome your application!

The University of Indianapolis is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, citizenship status, military status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. The University of Indianapolis does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission as required by Title IX.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The University of Indianapolis seeks a dynamic teacher/scholar for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track assistant professorship in American Politics. This position will begin August 2021.

Responsibilities: Typical annual teaching load consists of seven course sections, ranging from introduction to American Government courses to upper-division courses in American government institutions. The candidate will help with Pre-Law Advising and will contribute to oversight of the Legal Studies Minor. Preference will be given to candidates with specialties in American Institutions and a record of forging connections within a college setting and with local governments. The successful candidate will help grow the Political Science major; ability to work collaboratively with students and colleagues and foster internship opportunities a must.

Qualifications: PhD in Political Science with American specialty in hand by August 1, 2021. Teaching experience required along with evidence of scholarly potential.

Review of applications will begin immediately. To be considered, please apply by April 5, 2021. Candidates will be asked to include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcript (highest degree earned), and three letters of recommendation.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Teach seven course sections, ranging from introduction to American Government courses to upper-division courses in American government institutions
  • Assist with Pre-Law Advising
  • Contribute to overseeing the Legal Studies Minor


QUALIFICATIONS

  • PhD in Political Science with American specialty in hand by August 1, 2021 is required
  • Teaching experience required
  • Evidence of of scholarly potential required
  • Ability to work collaboratively with students and colleagues and foster internship opportunities required
  • Specialties in American Institutions are preferred
  • Record of forging connections within a college setting and with local governments preferred


BENEFITS

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Tuition Discount
  • Free Parking


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