The Department of Political Science at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in American politics, beginning August 2023. We seek outstanding candidates with a teaching and research concentration in race and ethnic politics. UMBC is a Carnegie Research 1, community-engaged, minority-serving institution focused on inclusive excellence.
UMBC is a dynamic and growing public research university located in the Baltimore-Washington Corridor. The university has a student population of 13,640 graduate and undergraduate students. US News and World Report regularly ranks UMBC in the top 10 of most innovative universities, and the Chronicle of Higher Education recognizes UMBC as one its “Great Colleges to Work For” in categories including cooperative governance, compensation, teaching environment, and work-life balance. UMBC is especially proud of the diversity of its student body, and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. Our faculty and campus community have a strong commitment to equity and social justice, as do our students. For example, our department’s undergraduate Council of Majors is currently spearheading an ongoing project designed to increase diversity and inclusion in the curriculum. To learn more about the Political Science Department, please visit https://politicalscience.umbc.edu/and https://politicalscience.umbc.edu/commitment-to-diversity-equity-and-inclusion/.
Preference will be given to candidates who already hold a Ph.D. in political science or will have a Ph.D. in hand by August 2023. Candidates must provide evidence of a focused research agenda and a commitment to high quality undergraduate teaching experience. Candidates must also describe the ways in which their research, teaching, and/or life experience contribute to “inclusive excellence,” such as their ability to work with underserved and diverse populations and their capacity to respond in pedagogically productive ways to the competence, aspirations and needs of students from diverse backgrounds. The successful candidate will teach two introductory sections of American Government and Politics (counting as two courses) and upper division undergraduate courses in race and ethnic politics. The annual teaching load is five courses.
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