The political science department of
Moravian University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania invites applications
for a tenure-track position in American politics at the assistant
professor level for a position starting Fall 2022.
Candidates must have completed a PhD or be ABD near completion
in political science with a specialization in American politics by
August 2022. Previous teaching experience is required. The
successful applicant will be responsible for teaching introductory
courses in US politics along with intermediate and advanced courses
such as Congress and the presidency, constitutional law, civil
rights, policy, and political culture. The political science
department at Moravian University emphasizes engaged teaching and
mentoring to prepare students for informed engagement in political
and public affairs through a purposeful consideration of the
theoretical nature of politics, the ends towards which politics can
be directed, and the means employed to achieve those ends. Our
citizenship in theory and practice track focuses on normative
purposes and argumentation, political language and consciousness,
historical texts, institutionalized political processes, modes of
political participation, and the particulars of contemporary policy
issues. The successful candidate may also contribute to
interdisciplinary programs such as Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Studies, Africana Studies, Peace and Justice.
Moravian University is a member of the New American Colleges and
Universities with a commitment to the liberal arts and
student-focused pedagogy. Candidates should have a strong
commitment to teaching in a residential learning community and
should demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate student research
and co-curricular student activities. A clear plan for future
scholarship is essential. The department also seeks a candidate who
will contribute to the intellectual life of the department and the
university community at large. The political science department
highly values the diversity of candidates from underrepresented
groups. Moravian University is located approximately an hour and a
half driving distance from both Philadelphia and New York City.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- 3:3 teaching load, with reassigned time as appropriate for
administrative work and two preparations in the fall semester (two
sections of introductory course)
- Advising students
- Occasionally teach in the First-Year Writing Seminar Program
- Sustain an active program of scholarly research in the area(s)
of your expertise
- Produce peer-reviewed publications
- Participate in professional organizations and societies
- Complement existing faculty expertise in the four main
subfields of political science
- Contribute to interdisciplinary research and teaching
collaborations between the School of Arts, Humanities and Social
Sciences and the School of Natural and Health Sciences
- Teach introductory, intermediate, and advanced political
- Mentor undergraduate student research
- Participate and direct student Honor theses
- Participate and direct Student Opportunities for Academic
Research (SOAR) Projects
- Contribute to the University's commitment to fostering a
diverse and inclusive academic community and participate in faculty
self-governance with a high level of collegiality
Our department welcomes applications from women, candidates of
color, and other underrepresented groups. The University is an
Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.
The deadline for applications is December 15, 2021.
All positions are subject to budget availability.
QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. in political
science with a specialization in American politics should be
completed or near completion by August 2022.
TO APPLY: Qualified candidates should
attach the following to their online application by clicking "Apply
Now": (1) a cover letter that includes a statement of research
interest; (2) a teaching statement including your approach to
considering the global context of U.S. politics; (3) a statement
addressing your approach to diversity, equity and inclusion; (4) a
CV; (5) a graduate transcript; (6) a sample of scholarly writing;
(7) two sample course syllabi; (8) two sets of course evaluations;
(9) contact information, including email addresses, for three
individuals who will provide letters of reference by December 15,
2021. Please attach documents as a single PDF file.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact
Khristina Haddad, chair of the political science department
The application deadline is December 15, 2021; review of
applications will begin immediately.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Moravian University aspires to be a welcoming community that
embraces and values the diversity of all members of the campus
community. Learn more about the Office for Diversity, Equity, and
Inclusion, and the DEI Action Plan here: https://www.moravian.edu/dei-action-plan.
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does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational
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Moravian University offers students a private education they
will not find anywhere else: personal attention and preparation for
life with a record of success longer than our nation's history.
Located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and offering undergraduate and
graduate degrees that blend liberal arts with professional
programs, Moravian University has been preparing students for
reflective lives, fulfilling careers, and transformative leadership
in a world of change since 1742. Moravian University is a member of
The New American Colleges and Universities (NAC&U), a national
consortium of selective, small to mid-size independent colleges and
universities dedicated to the purposeful integration of liberal
education, professional studies, and civic engagement. Visit
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on education for all prepares its students for life-long success.
Moravian University is an equal opportunity employer valuing
diversity and encouraging individuals from under-represented
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