Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Black Politics - Department of Political Science

James Madison University
  • Location
    Harrisonburg, Virginia
  • Sector
    Education
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Oct 04

Position description

The Political Science Department at James Madison University is seeking a tenure-track faculty member specializing in Black Politics at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 2022. A doctoral degree in political science or other relevant field is required by the starting date for appointment as Assistant Professor; ABD candidates are encouraged to apply. We welcome applications from scholars of any subfield of political science or related discipline whose work addresses any substantive area of Black Politics within or outside the United States. We are open to a range of theoretical and methodological approaches. The successful applicant will teach courses on Black Politics and other courses reflective of their expertise and departmental teaching needs. We encourage applications from candidates who can offer classes that might cross-list with JMU's existing programs in African, African American, and Diaspora Studies (AAAD), Latin American, Latinx, and Caribbean Studies (LAXC), and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS). 

The department seeks candidates with strong research and teaching skills and a commitment to an inclusive classroom and work environment. Scholars from historically excluded groups are especially encouraged to apply. This position builds on a successful Arts and Letters seven-faculty cohort hire in AY 20-21 that focused on racial and social justice, and an ongoing five-faculty cohort hire for Latinx studies. These hirings align with JMU's commitment to an anti-racist and anti-discrimination agenda throughout Academic Affairs.

Duties and Responsibilities: 
The successful applicant will teach courses on Black Politics and other courses reflective of their expertise and departmental teaching needs.

Qualifications

A doctoral degree in political science or other relevant field is required by the starting date for appointment as Assistant Professor; ABD candidates are encouraged to apply. We welcome applications from scholars of any subfield of political science or related discipline whose work addresses any substantive area of Black Politics within or outside the United States. We are open to a range of theoretical and methodological approaches. Applicant must demonstrate the ability to teach the required courses. The department seeks candidates with strong research and teaching skills and a commitment to an inclusive classroom and work environment. 

Pay Rate: Commensurate with Experience

James Madison University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer and especially encourages applications from minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.

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