ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Employer
University of Georgia
Location
Georgia, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 23, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Political Science & International Relations
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Summary

The Department of Political Science at the University of Georgia invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track assistant professor, starting August 2022.

The ideal candidate’s research should address race, ethnicity, and politics ( REP ) or under-represented/marginalized groups. Broader substantive interests can encompass American politics (with a focus on political institutions, political behavior, or public policy) or political theory.

Duties include teaching and mentoring at the graduate and undergraduate levels and the publishing of original research in professional outlets.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Prospective candidates should submit the following in electronic form: a cover letter, a curriculum vita, a recent publication or research-related writing sample, a teaching portfolio including evaluations, transcripts, and a list of three letter writers.

Questions can be sent to Wendi Finch, Department of Political Science, University of Georgia, 180 Baldwin Hall, Athens, GA 30602-1615 ( wendif@uga.edu ). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Athens is well known for its quality of life, including both outdoor and urban activities and conveniently located 65 miles northeast of Atlanta. The Department of Political Science is committed to enhancing the diversity of the department and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to these goals are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths and experiences in this area in their cover letter.

Posting Details

Posting Number

F1142P

Working Title

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Department

SPIA-Political Science

About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia ( UGA ), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( https://www.uga.edu/ ). UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.
Athens is well known for its quality of life, including both outdoor and urban activities and conveniently located 65 miles northeast of Atlanta.

About the College/Unit/Department

The Department of Political Science ranks 13th in American politics among public institutions and 28th overall. For more information about the department, visit http://spia.uga.edu/department-of-political-science/ .

College/Unit/Department website

https://spia.uga.edu/departments-centers/department-of-political-science/

Posting Type

External

Retirement Plan

TRS or ORP

Employment Type

Employee

Benefits Eligibility

Benefits Eligible

Underutilization

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with Experience

Anticipated Start Date

08/01/2022

Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings)

Job Posting Date

12/23/2021

Job Closing Date

Open until filled

Yes

Location of Vacancy

Athens Area

EEO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu).

UGA Statement

PLEASE NOTE : On December 7, 2021, the federal District Court for the Southern District of Georgia issued a preliminary injunction against enforcing the vaccine requirement for
Federal Contractors pending further review. As a result, the requirements of the Executive Order and associated guidance, including the vaccination requirement for covered contractor employees, are currently not in effect.

The University of Georgia is a Federal Contractor as defined by Presidential Executive Order 14042 and subject to the requirement that Federal Contractors must ensure that all covered employees, including those working remotely, are fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022. You may be required to show proof of your fully vaccinated status at the time of your start date, or have received a medical or religious exemption from the fully vaccinated requirement at the time of your start date. For more information regarding the Federal Contractor fully vaccinated employment requirement please visit https://coronavirus.uga.edu/executive-order/ or call (706) 542-2222.

Position Details

Position Information

Classification Title

Assistant Professor

FLSA

Faculty Rank

Assistant Professor

Contract Type

Academic (9 mo.)

Tenure Status

Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates should have a doctorate by Fall 2022.

Additional Requirements

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

The successful candidate will possess strong research-related skills, clear substantive interest revolving around race or the implications of race in American politics or political theory, and an eagerness to teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students. Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship is preferred.

Physical Demands

Is this a Position of Trust?

Yes

Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?

No

Does this position require a P-Card?

No

Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position?

No

Is driving a responsibility of this position?

No

Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?

No

Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)

Yes

Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.

Duties/Responsibilities

Posting Specific Questions

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Writing Sample
  4. Unofficial Transcripts
  5. List of References with Contact Information
  6. Teaching Portfolio/Philosophy
Optional Documents

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