Fresno State campus

Political Science - Assistant Professor

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Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Fresno
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Social Sciences, Probationary, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Public Affairs

California State University, Fresno

College of Social Sciences

Department of Political Science

http://www.fresnostate.edu/socialsciences/

 

Title:                  Political Science

Rank:                 Assistant Professor

Status:                Tenure Track

Start:                  Fall 2021 (August 2021)

The Department of Political Science in the College of Social Sciences at California State University, Fresno seeks applicants for a tenure-track, academic year position as an Assistant Professor with an emphasis in Public Policy, Public Administration, and/or State and Local Politics. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate students, conduct scholarly research, and engage in service. Primary research and teaching responsibilities will be in state and local politics, public policy, and/or public administration. 

Teaching responsibilities will include lower and upper-level introductory courses in our Political Science curriculum (e.g. Public Policy Making, Intro to American Government, State and Local Politics) as well as upper-level electives and graduate courses in our MPA program (e.g., Public Policy, State and Local Government). The successful candidate would also likely provide new offerings in a specific area of public policy or public administration. Secondary research and teaching interests may include urban politics; municipal government; environmental politics; public management; budgeting; economic development; representative bureaucracy; ethics; diversity, equity, and inclusion in public and non-profit management; anti-essentialism; or other research areas consistent with the needs of the department.  Specific assignments are dependent on departmental needs and the background of the individual.

Our Students:    California State University, Fresno is committed to serving our students with a focus on inclusion. Fresno State has been recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI); an Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI); and has been designated to the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

 

Qualifications:

Required Education:  An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in political science, public administration, public policy, or related discipline from an accredited institution is required. Applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered; for continued employment in the tenure-track position, however, the doctorate must be completed by August 1, 2021. Evidence of completion will be required. Failure to complete the terminal degree prior to this date will invalidate the appointment.

Required Experience:  Applicants must demonstrate:

  1. a specialization in (American) state and local politics, public policy, and/or public administration
  2. teaching experience at the undergraduate level
  3. experience giving presentations at professional conferences
  4. evidence of graduate-level coursework in American public policy and/or public administration on their transcripts
  5. a commitment to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds

Preferred ExperienceApplicants must demonstrate evidence of:

  1. peer-reviewed publication(s)
  2. a strong research agenda
  3. teaching experience at the graduate level
  4. ability to teach Introduction to American Government and Institutions

 

Application Procedures:  Preference will be given to those received by October 20, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled. This position automatically closes May 1, 2021. 

Apply online at:  http://jobs.csufresno.edu and attach the following:

  1. cover letter specifically addressing required experience, teaching philosophy, and research agenda
  2. diversity statement
  3. curriculum vitae
  4. unofficial transcripts
  5. a list of three professional references

All finalists will receive a request to send official transcripts from all relevant educational programs.  In addition, your three professional references will be asked to submit current letters of recommendation.

 

Committee Information and Search process:

Search Chair:     Dr. Lisa Bryant
                         Department of Political Science
                         College of Social Sciences
                         Email: lbryant@csufresno.edu
                         Phone: (559) 278-7612

About Fresno State

California State University, Fresno is an engaged University. We focus on broadening students' intellectual horizons, fostering lifelong learning skills, developing the leaders of tomorrow, promoting community involvement, and instilling an appreciation of world cultures. We nurture cultural competence by celebrating the rich diversity of the campus community and welcoming the participation of all. Members of the University community are expected to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. For information on the University's commitment and dedication to creating a university known for its integrity, civility, equity, respect and ethical behavior, please visit: http://www.fresnostate.edu/academics/diversity The campus is ranked 24th in the nation by Washington Monthly; ranked 3rd by U.S. News & World Report in graduation rate performance for public institutions; and, ranked 41st in the nation in MONEY Magazines 50 Best Public Colleges.

Tenure-Track Faculty members gain a clear path to tenure through the University's Probationary Plan Process.  For additional information, please visit:   www.fresnostate.edu/academics/facultyaffairs/procedures/facultyrtp/.  We value our commitment to the success of our faculty by providing services from the Center for Faculty Excellence to Research and Sponsored Programs.

About the Department:

The Department of Political Science at Fresno State is one of the strongest in the California State University system. We are a dynamic and diverse department, actively engaged in research and in our surrounding community. Our department serves approximately 230 majors in the undergraduate program and 40 graduate students seeking master's degrees in the NASPAA accredited public administration program. All of the major sub-disciplines of political science are represented within the department and the faculty is well-known for its balanced commitment to teaching, research, and public service. For more information, see: https://www.fresnostate.edu/socialsciences/polisci/

Other Campus Information:

In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Fresno has made crime-reporting statistics available to applicants, students, and employees online at www.fresnostate.edu/police/clery/index.shtml.  Print copies are available by request from the Campus Police Department.

A background check (including criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily for this position. An offer of employment may be withdrawn or employment may be terminated based upon the results of the background investigation.

The person holding this position is considered a "limited reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following website: http://www.calstate.edu/eo/EO-1083.html.

California State University, Fresno is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click http://fresnostate.edu/adminserv/smokefree/index.html

California State University, Fresno is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

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