Assistant Professor, Political Science

La Salle University
  • Location
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Sector
    Education
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    May 27

Position description

La Salle University's Department of Political Science invites applications for a full-time, one-year Assistant Professor position in the field of American Politics beginning in August 2021. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach classes on political behavior and/or race and ethnicity in American Politics. We encourage candidates from underrepresented groups and/or with expertise in diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice to apply. La Salle's student body is one of the region's most economically, ethnically and racially diverse. The teaching load will be 4 courses per semester.

The Political Science Department resides in La Salle's College of Arts and Sciences and is "clustered" with the Economics Department for administrative purposes. Currently, the Chair is from the Economics Department, but faculty from both departments are eligible to serve as Chair. The Department is home for three majors: Political Science, International relations, and the Political Science, Philosophy, and Economics (PPE) major. In total, the Department has roughly 100 undergraduate students in its majors.

The Department provides our students with a strong grounding in each of the major sub-fields of political science - American politics, comparative politics, international relations, and political thought - as well as with the analytic tools and approaches needed to be successful in their careers. We educate our students to express themselves through a variety of formats, but particularly through the written word. We encourage our political science majors to become independent thinkers and pursue their own lines of research. Our faculty believes that it is important to equip students not only to understand the world, but also to think critically and make choices in pursuit of "the good life."

Essential Duties

  • Teaching courses in American politics
  • Advising students
  • Providing some collegial service to the Department and University

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Political Science
  • Previous teaching experience
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the mission of La Salle University.

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