Assistant Professor of Political Science-Global Politics

California State University, Los Angeles
  • Location
    Los Angeles, California
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Oct 07

Position description

College of Natural and Social Sciences
Department of Political Science

Position: Assistant Professor of Political Science-Global Politics

Starting Date: August 2022

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Political Science or a closely-related discipline from an accredited institution (or equivalent) is required; however, applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered. For appointment, the doctorate must be completed by the date of appointment (August 18, 2022). 
  2. Evidence of or demonstrated interest in teaching the following courses in the following areas: Power, Politics and Engagement in US Government (i.e., Introduction to American Government); Foundations of Comparative Politics; Foundations of Global Politics; and upper-division and graduate courses in one of the following two areas: (a) Latin American politics or (b) Middle East/ African politics.
  3. Demonstrated research interest in Latin American or Middle East/African politics. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Demonstrated interest in or evidence of successful teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  2. Demonstrated research interest on and/or teaching experience in one or more of the following topics: social movements, human rights, and race and ethnicity.
  3. Evidence of independent publications in scholarly journals (for co-author publications, applicant should describe contribution).

The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are: teaching, research, scholarship and/or creative activity, and service to the University, profession and to the community. These responsibilities generally include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions.

The successful candidate will teach courses at both the lower- and upper-division undergraduate level, as well as graduate courses, and will participate in the curriculum development process. Commitment to excellence in all aspects of undergraduate teaching and mentorship is essential, as is a passion for working with students, both in and beyond the classroom. The successful candidate is also expected to maintain an active research program; scholarly activity and peer-reviewed publications and/or grant activity are required for tenure/promotion.

The successful candidate will be committed to the academic success of all of our students and to an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates diversity and differences. To this end, the successful candidate will work effectively, respectfully, and collaboratively in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings. In addition, the successful candidate will be ready to join faculty, staff, students, and administrators in our University’s shared commitment to the principles of engagement, service, and the public good. 

Salary: Initial salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University:
California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) is one of 23 campuses within the California State University system. The University is the premier comprehensive public university in the heart of Los Angeles. Cal State LA is ranked number one in the U.S. for the upward mobility of its students, and is dedicated to engagement, service, and the public good. We offer nationally recognized programs in science, the arts, business, criminal justice, engineering, nursing, education, ethnic studies, and the humanities. Our faculty have a strong commitment to scholarship, research, creative pursuits, community engagement, and service.

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