Department of Political Science - Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track

California State University, San Bernardino
  • Location
    San Bernardino, California
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jan 05

Position description

California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) is located in San Bernardino in the Inland Empire, 60 miles east of Los Angeles and operates a satellite campus in Palm Desert located in Coachella Valley. CSUSB serves approximately 20,000 students, of which 81% are first-generation college students and graduates about 5,000 students annually. As a designated Hispanic Serving Institution, CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has one of the most diverse student populations of any university in the Inland Empire, and the second highest Hispanic enrollment of all public universities in California. CSUSB employs 467 full-time faculty and offers 48 undergraduate, 35 graduate, and one doctoral degree programs and 14 academic programs with national accreditation.

At CSUSB, diversity, equity and inclusion are values central to our mission. We recognize that diversity and inclusion in all its forms are necessary for our institutional success. By fully leveraging our diverse experiences, backgrounds and insights, we inspire innovation, challenge the status quo and create better outcomes for our students and community. As part of CSUSB's commitment to hire, develop and retain a diverse faculty, we offer a variety of networking, mentoring and development programs for our junior faculty. We are committed to building and sustaining a CSUSB community that is supportive and inclusive of all individuals. Qualified applicants with experience in ethnically diverse settings and/or who demonstrate a commitment to serving diverse student populations are strongly encouraged to apply. CSUSB has received the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, which recognizes CSUSB's ongoing commitment to service-learning, a high-impact practice that combines classroom instruction with meaningful volunteer service and correlates strongly to student success.

Typical Activities 

The Department of Political Science seeks applicants for a tenure-track position with primary expertise in the fields of Constitutional Law, including civil liberties and civil rights, and American Politics, including political institutions and public policy, to begin in the Fall Semester of 2021. A Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment. We expect successful candidates for this tenure-track position to teach courses in Constitutional Law and American Politics. The successful candidate will teach a variety of upper-division courses in these and related areas of specialization and also teach lower-division American Government courses. In addition, the candidate may be asked to teach graduate courses. The successful candidate will produce scholarly research and provide service to the university and community.

Preferred candidates will be expected to meet the traditional requirements of excellence in teaching, active scholarly and professional work, mentoring a diverse student population, and service to the university and community.

Minimum Qualifications 

Candidates must hold Ph.D. in Political Science or related field at time of employment and demonstrate evidence of teaching and research promise.

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