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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Black Politics

Employer
James Madison University
Location
Virginia, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Oct 13, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Political Science & International Relations
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Political Science Department at James Madison University is seeking a tenure-track faculty member specializing in Black Politics at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 2022. A doctoral degree in political science or other relevant field is required by the starting date for appointment as Assistant Professor; ABD candidates are encouraged to apply. We welcome applications from scholars of any subfield of political science or related discipline whose work addresses any substantive area of Black Politics within or outside the United States. We are open to a range of theoretical and methodological approaches. The successful applicant will teach courses on Black Politics and other courses reflective of their expertise and departmental teaching needs. We encourage applications from candidates who can offer classes that might cross-list with JMU’s existing programs in African, African American, and Diaspora Studies (AAAD), Latin American, Latinx, and Caribbean Studies (LAXC), and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS). 

 

The department seeks candidates with strong research and teaching skills and a commitment to an inclusive classroom and work environment. Scholars from historically excluded groups are especially encouraged to apply. This position builds on a successful Arts and Letters seven-faculty cohort hire in AY 20-21 that focused on racial and social justice, and an ongoing five-faculty cohort hire for Latinx studies. These hirings align with JMU’s commitment to an anti-racist and anti-discrimination agenda throughout Academic Affairs.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

The successful applicant will teach courses on Black Politics and other courses reflective of their expertise and departmental teaching needs.

 

Qualifications

A doctoral degree in political science or other relevant field is required by the starting date for appointment as Assistant Professor; ABD candidates are encouraged to apply. We welcome applications from scholars of any subfield of political science or related discipline whose work addresses any substantive area of Black Politics within or outside the United States. We are open to a range of theoretical and methodological approaches. Applicant must demonstrate the ability to teach the required courses. The department seeks candidates with strong research and teaching skills and a commitment to an inclusive classroom and work environment. 

 

To apply, go to joblink.jmu.edu and reference posting number F1709, or go to https://joblink.jmu.edu/postings/10203. Candidates will complete a faculty application and attach the following:

 

  • Cover Letter
  • The cover letter should include a discussion of the candidate’s research interests, teaching experience and philosophy, and potential contributions to the diversity of the classroom, program, and university. 
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Course Evaluations (optional)
  • Unofficial graduate transcript(s)
  • Course Syllabi (as Other Document #1)
  • An example of the applicant’s research, 15-25 pages preferred (as Other Document #2)

 

The names and contact information for three references will be requested as part of the application. Review of applications will begin October 29, 2021. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

 

James Madison University is committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.

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