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Assistant Professor of Political Science

California State University- East Bay
California, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 23, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Criminal Justice & Criminology, Political Science & International Relations
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Full Time
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THE UNIVERSITY : California State University, East Bay (CSUEB) is a comprehensive university serving the San Francisco Bay Area/Silicon Valley. It is known for award winning programs, expert instruction, its diverse student body, and a choice of more than 100 career-focused fields of study. With an enrollment of approximately 15,000 students and 900 faculty, CSUEB is organized into four colleges. The University offers bachelor’s degrees in 49 fields, minors in 52 fields, master’s degrees in 34 fields, 16 credentials programs, 18 certificate options, and 1 doctoral degree program.

California State University East Bay has a mission to support a diverse student body through academically rich and culturally relevant learning experiences. The successful candidate will bring with them expertise or an openness to creating a welcoming and supportive environment for all students. Cal State East Bay, one of the most diverse campuses in the CSU system, welcomes and prepares students to apply their education to meaningful lifework, and to be socially responsible contributors to society.

THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Political Science prepares graduates to enter careers in government, public service, public administration, public policy analysis, legislative advocacy, business, international relations, and teaching. The department offers a B.A. degree that provides both a strong background in social science and excellent professional preparation for students. The major currently offers three distinct paths to completion, the traditional major and options in pre-law and public affairs and administration. Roughly half of our approximately 180 majors are pre-law. The department currently has five tenured or tenure-track faculty.

DUTIES OF THE POSITION: The Department of Political Science at California State University, East Bay seeks an Assistant Professor (tenure track) in Pre-Law, Legal Studies, or Judicial Politics . The successful applicant will also be expected to serve as a Pre-Law advisor and to attend the Pacific Association of Pre-Law Advisors meeting and similar events. In addition to teaching, all faculty have advising responsibilities, assist the department with administrative and/or committee work, and are expected to assume campus-wide committee responsibilities. Please note that teaching assignments at California State University, East Bay may include courses at the Hayward, Concord and Online campuses.

RANK AND SALARY : Assistant Professor. Salary is dependent upon educational preparation and experience. Subject to budgetary authorization.

DATE OF APPOINTMENT: Fall Semester, 2022.

QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate must hold a PhD in political science or a closely related social science discipline by the effective date of their appointment. We expect the successful candidate to have demonstrated teaching ability and the potential to have a successful research agenda. The department has a preference for applicants with prior teaching experience. The department also has a preference for an applicant dedicated to helping underrepresented communities find a path toward careers in the legal profession including law school and who shares our investment in social justice, equity, and inclusivity.

Candidates should demonstrate experience in teaching, mentoring, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Additionally, applicants must demonstrate a record of scholarly activity. This University is fully committed to the rights of students, staff and faculty with disabilities in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. For more information about the University’s program supporting the rights of our students with disabilities see:

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications must be received on or before October 24, 2021 to ensure full consideration. Review will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants must submit: 1) A Cover letter that addresses the requirements of the position, 2) A CV, 3) At least one sample of published research or a dissertation chapter, 4) A teaching statement, 5) Course Syllabi (esp. those that demonstrate successful teaching to a diverse student population), 6) A summary of teaching evaluations, 7) A diversity statement of approximately one page (Applicants’ statements should detail how their teaching, research, and/or service has supported the success of students from underrepresented communities in their academic field; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further CSUEB’s commitment to social justice, equity and inclusivity), and 8) Name and contact for three confidential letters of recommendation.

Please submit a letter of application, which addresses the qualifications noted in the position announcement; a complete and current vita, and all other materials listed above via PageUp (see “Apply Now”). Applicants are required to also submit a one-page diversity statement that addresses how you engage a diverse student population in your teaching, research, mentoring, and advising.

Note: California State University, East Bay hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All offers of employment are contingent upon presentation of documents demonstrating the appointee’s identity and eligibility to work in accordance with provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act. A background check (including a criminal records check and prior employment verification) must be completed and cleared prior to the start of employment.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, CSUEB does not discriminate on the basis of any protected categories: age, ancestry, citizenship, color, disability, gender, immigration status, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran’s status. The University is committed to the principles of diversity in employment and to creating a stimulating learning environment for its diverse student body.

Any questions about the university, position, or application process can be directed to the search committee at

Advertised: September 23, 2021 (9:00 AM) Pacific Daylight Time
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