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Department: Political Science
The Division of Social Science at Southern Oregon University (SOU) is seeking candidates for a full-time, nine month, tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Political Science. We seek candidates specializing in American Politics with the capacity to offer undergraduate instruction across some or all of the following areas: Public Policy, the U.S. Presidency, Congress, parties, political participation and elections, interest groups and/or public opinion with demonstrated expertise and experience in qualitative and quantitative methods. Ideal candidates will have experience teaching introductory courses in U.S. History from the colonial period through the present day. The Political Science program at SOU offers four emphases across the discipline, including American Institutions, Civic Engagement, Global & Strategic Studies, and Political Philosophy and Theory.
Other responsibilities include advising, curriculum development, research, professional affiliations as appropriate, and other responsibilities as assigned. We offer excellent comprehensive health and retirement benefits. The start date is September 2020 and the position will be open until filled with priority deadline of December 31, 2019.
Southern Oregon University is a public liberal arts institution of approximately 6,000 undergraduate and 500 graduate students. The surrounding area is known for cultural offerings such as the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Ashland International Film Festival, and the Britt Music Festival. The Rogue Valley is also renowned for outdoor activities such as hiking, snowboarding, and fishing.
Ph.D. in Political Science from an accredited institution.
More than one year of teaching in higher education teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate and/or graduate students.
Preference will be given to candidates with experience mentoring students, including students from diverse backgrounds.
Experience teaching introductory courses in American History from the colonial period through the present day
Experience teaching courses in political communication and/or collective action
All Listed Duties:
Professorial: Teaching, scholarship, professional development and service.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development.
Must be able to work additional hours and adjust working hours to meet special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis.
Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background check.
Under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): -Position classification defined as “exempt” are not subject overtime -Position classifications defined as “non exempt” *are *subject to overtime
The person holding this position is considered a
Internal Number: 8205
About Southern Oregon University
SOU provides career-focused, comprehensive educational experiences to over 6,200 students. Along with an emphasis on student success and intellectual growth, SOU is committed to diversity, inclusion and sustainability. Theoretical and experiential learning programs provide quality, innovative experiences for students. At SOU, students build strong community connections through internships, mentorships, field studies, capstone projects, volunteer opportunities and civic engagement.