Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, position in Political Science

Augustana College
  • Location
    Rock Island, Illinois
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Nov 19

Position description

Augustana College is a selective liberal arts and sciences college of 2,400 students, including 19 percent first generation college students, 22 percent Pell Grant students, 23 percent students of color, and 13 percent international students.  Our beautifully wooded and largely residential campus is located in Rock Island, IL, a diverse Illinois-Iowa Quad Cities metropolitan area along the Mississippi River with 400,000 residents about three hours west of Chicago. 

Strengthening our diverse and inclusive community is central to the college's mission and strategic plan. We seek applicants with an interest in fostering rigorous, inclusive, and high-impact learning environments for a diverse student body. Details about Augustana College, faculty life, and the Quad Cities all are available at Teaching at Augustana.   


Job Description:

Political Science (Law and Politics) - Augustana College, Rock Island, IL, invites applications for a full-time, Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position in the Political Science department beginning in August of the 2022-2023 academic year. We seek candidates who are able to teach courses in Constitutional Law, the judicial process, and other courses related to law and politics. We welcome applications from candidates who examine judicial processes and politics from the perspectives of underrepresented communities, including, but not limited to, the following communities: Latinx, African-American, Native American, LGBTQI+.

In addition, the successful candidate will teach Introduction to American National Government and upper division courses in American Politics. All faculty contribute to the first-year experience through a combination of teaching in the college's first-year inquiry program and/or offering January-term courses aimed at first-year students.  In addition to teaching, the successful applicant will also serve as Pre-Law advisor, guiding students of all majors in their pursuits of careers in the legal profession, including law school.

The candidate will join a diverse and active, four-member department. Each faculty colleague has interdisciplinary interests beyond political science that complement the political science curriculum such as Africana Studies, Environmental Studies, Latin American Studies, Asian Studies and more.



Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate teaching effectiveness and an understanding of and/or willingness to embrace the nature of a liberal arts education. Experience and interest in working with students and community members of many backgrounds will be an asset for applicants. We also expect the successful candidate to have the potential to have a successful research agenda.

Preference will be given to candidates who will have completed their Ph.D. by the time of appointment, although ABD candidates will also be considered.

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