Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics
University of Arkansas
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Type of Position:Faculty - Tenure/Tenure Track
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
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Department of Political Sciences
The Department of Political Science in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics to start in August 2024. This is a standard nine-month faculty appointment.
Summary of Job Duties:
The successful candidate’s scholarship and teaching should concentrate on Latin American politics, focusing on one or more of the following areas: gender and politics, criminal and political violence, comparative political behavior, political institutions, and democratization. The individual will be expected to work with our college’s Latin American and Latino Studies program.
Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.
About the Department:
The Department of Political Science offers Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts and Master of Public Administration degrees. Political science is the traditional undergraduate major of choice for students seeking careers in public affairs, law, or academia. It carries out J. William Fulbright’s legacy in international education by offering students internationally-oriented paths such as foreign service, intelligence or international development. For more information, please visit https://fulbright.uark.edu/departments/political-science/.
Duties will include:
• 40% Teaching
• 40% Research
• 20% Service
With submitted materials, the candidate must demonstrate
Ph.D. in Political Science or related field from an accredited institution of higher education conferred by the start of appointment
Demonstrated ability to teach an undergraduate Introduction to Comparative Government course
Demonstrated ability to teach some combination of the following courses at the undergraduate or graduate level: Gender and Politics, Gender and Violence, Latin American Politics, Comparative Democratization, Comparative Political Institutions and Comparative Political Behavior
A record documenting exceptional teaching, including, but not limited to, superior course evaluations
A clearly articulated and promising research agenda
Evidence of strong analytical, methodological, and empirical skills
A record of scholarly research published in higher-tier outlets
A record that displays evidence of a commitment to, and record of, service
Completed applications received by 12/1/2023, will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position.
For additional inquiries, please contact the search committee chair, Jeff Ryan, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants must submit
- a cover letter indicating interest and qualifications,
- a curriculum vitae,
- a research statement detailing their current research interests and future research agenda
- a teaching statement describing their approaches to in-class instruction, assessment of learning, and means of including students from nontraditional backgrounds such as first-generation students
- evidence of teaching effectiveness, including teaching evaluations (when available) demonstrating excellence in instruction;
- a writing sample (preferably from a peer-reviewed publication or a dissertation chapter),
- a list of three professional references (name, title, email address, and phone number) willing to provide letters of recommendation if requested during the application process. Letters of recommendation will be requested only for candidates selected for interviews.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Required Documents to Apply:
Recruitment Contact Information:
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Other Required Documents:
Special Instructions to Applicants:
- evidence of teaching effectiveness, including teaching evaluations (when available) demonstrating excellence in instruction.
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