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Post-Doctorial Teaching Fellowship

Employer
Purdue University Fort Wayne
Location
Indiana, United States
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Jun 6, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Political Science & International Relations
Employment Level
Fellowship
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Political Science at Purdue University Fort Wayne (PFW) welcomes qualified applications for a post-doctoral teaching fellowship. The Department of Political Science is housed in the College of Liberal Arts. The fellowship is a two-year appointment, with reappointment for the second-year contingent on positive evaluations from students and faculty through the first year, as well as the curricular needs of the program. The fellow will teach a 3/3 course load, mentor undergraduate political science majors, as well as contribute to programming and faculty-related duties of the program. The fellow will receive office space, a travel stipend, have faculty privileges to university services like institutional technology, Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, and library system among others. The fellowship is exactly equivalent to the responsibilities of a full-time position between its teaching, research, and service expectations and provides a competitive salary and benefits package.

Applicants will be expected to have consequential teaching experience, solid teaching evaluations, and strong recommendations from their direct teaching mentors. Candidates must have earned their Ph.D. in political science after May 1, 2019, or will have earned their Ph.D. no later than August 15, 2022; completion of the doctoral degree is a requirement for the fellowship appointment. Candidates should be able to teach across different areas of political science, including introductory courses in American politics. Preference will be given to candidates who have scholarly experience and research interest in civic engagement given the department’s rich history of community engagement, extensive partnerships with not-for-profits and institutions, our Certificate of Civic Engagement and Public Advocacy, and because the department’s Center of Excellence, the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics, is a Kettering Foundation Center for Civic Life.

 

For full consideration, applicants should provide a letter of interest, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of recommendation, transcripts, details of their experience in civic engagement scholarship or teaching, and evidence of teaching effectiveness, including sample syllabi and/or descriptions for courses they would be interested in teaching, including special topics courses relevant to their research area or civic engagement to https://careers.purdue.edu/FW?_ga=2.200661165.2092626911.1644960767-116241627.1620395320.  The Department is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including research, teaching, and service/engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion. 

 

The expectation is that the fellow will teach a range of courses, including introductory-level ones that contribute to PFW’s general education curriculum, the interdisciplinary courses that attract College of Liberal Arts students, and upper-level political science courses that we already teach or that the candidate would develop. Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and an interest in taking an active role in the student-centered culture of the program. All candidates who are interviewed will prepare a faculty and staff presentation as well as an instructional student-centered presentation.

 

The Department of Political Science at PFW is a dynamic department with award-winning faculty and students who have earned numerous nationally prestigious awards. Our graduates have attended elite graduate, professional, and law programs and thrive in nearly every private and public sector field. We have averaged around 75 majors in recent years and have multiple degree programs, certificates, and minors. The department’s ability to provide our students with a broad curriculum across the discipline despite our marginally sized faculty has been of particular note, as has our extensive experiential learning opportunities, overseas study, and internships.  We are proud of our dedication to student mentoring and community engagement. The fellow is expected to contribute to these existing strengths and provide consistency as the department faculty transitions in its makeup. The fellow will have the opportunity to work with faculty mentors and serve as mentor to students as well as they strengthen their experience for subsequent faculty or professional positions.

PFW is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. The position is contingent on a satisfactory background records check and available funding. Purdue University will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.

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