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Assistant Professor - History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences (Political Science)

E-appoint Tracking Number: HPASS005820S

Job Type: Unclassified

Job Category: Faculty

Is position tenure earning: Yes

Position Department/Office: History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences

Appointment Duration: 9 Month

Position Responsibilities: The normal teaching load is four classes (12 hours) per semester. The successful applicant will teach courses in International Relations, Comparative Politics (including area specialization), and an introductory course in U.S. Politics. An ability to teach in other subfields of political science could be considered an additional strength. Additionally, the position entails the eventual responsibility of directing the interdisciplinary major of International Studies. Demonstrated potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching and advising along with an active research agenda is required for the position.

Minimum Requirements: ABD in political science with specialization in international relations and comparative politics with dissertation near completion.

Preferred Qualifications: PhD in political science with specialization in international relations and comparative politics with university level teaching experience and an active research agenda.

The Following Background Checks Are Required:

  • A criminal background check

Range/Salary: Contingent upon funding.

Position Closes: Open Until Filled

Application Review: For first consideration, apply by 01/06/14

Application Instructions:

For more information see the Department of History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences web page at:  http://www.pittstate.edu/department/social-sciences/

Pittsburg State University is an accredited, comprehensive, state-supported institution in southeastern Kansas, enrolling over 7,400 students annually.  The institution has Colleges in the fields of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, and Technology (see: http://www.pittstate.edu.) Located in southeast Kansas, Pittsburg (see: http://www.pittks.org) has a population of approximately 19,000 residents, about thirty miles from Joplin, Missouri, which has a metropolitan area population of about 60,000 residents.  Kansas City is located 120 miles north; Tulsa, Oklahoma is 125 miles southwest; Wichita is 160 miles west; and Springfield, Missouri is 95 miles east.  Air Travel is through Joplin Regional Airport, NW Arkansas Regional Airport, or Springfield Airport. 

Application Process:  Applicants should send a single pdf containing cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript, and any other documentation relevant to teaching, research, or service to Dr. Darren Botello-Samson, Political Science Search Committee Chair, at dbotello-samson@pittstate.edu.  Additionally, applicant should have at least three letters of recommendation submitted to the same address. 

Application Deadline:  Final review of applications will begin January 6, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

 Pittsburg State University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.

Other Information: The multi-disciplinary Department of History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences at Pittsburg State University house the following majors: Geography, History, International Studies, Justice Studies, Political Science, Social Work, and Sociology along with minors in Multicultural Studies and Philosophy. What unites the faculty from these diverse disciplines is a commitment to the search for truth and the love of learning. Department faculty confront the nature of knowledge by requiring of themselves and students logical rigor, use of evidence, and commitment to principled inquiry. The love of learning demands respect for reasoned differences, ethical treatment of others, civil discourse, and a rationality that is at the core of the reasoned discourse. It is this respect for reasoned learning within the unique subject matter of each discipline that is the primary responsibility of the Department of History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (20 U.S.C. 1092 {f}) a copy of Pittsburg State University's Annual Security Report may be viewed on the internet at: http://www.pittstate.edu/office/police/docs/ASR2011.pdf

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