California State University, Long Beach, Political Science/AA/College of Liberal Arts

Position ID:CSULB-PoliticalScience-ASSTPROFESSOR [#13761, 2579]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Long Beach, California 90840, United States [map]
Subject Area: Political Science / American Politics
Appl Deadline:2019/12/31 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/05/16, finished 2020/07/05, listed until 2020/05/06)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications is accepted. ***

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LONG BEACH College of Liberal Arts Department of Political Science Tenure-Track Position Opening Recruitment Number: 2579

Position: Assistant Professor of American Politics

Effective Date: August 17, 2020 (Fall Semester)

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Required Qualifications: • Ph.D. in Political Science or Ph.D. in appropriate related discipline, with specialization in American Politics. Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2020. • Record of, or demonstrated potential for, effective teaching. • Record of, or demonstrated potential for, successful research and publication. • Experience with, or demonstrated potential for, effective participation in faculty governance. • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population. Preferred Qualifications:

• Evidence of training in one or more of the following specializations in American politics: political behavior, political institutions, campaigns/elections, public opinion, social movements, state and local politics, or interest groups. • Ability to connect specific areas of interest with broader questions within political science, such as the impact and intersectional dimensions of economic, racial, ethnic, and gender inequality in American politics and democratic governance. • Evidence of ability to effectively teach one or more current University course offerings in American politics at the undergraduate and graduate levels (e.g., Introduction to American Government; Racial and Ethnic Politics—U.S.; Urban Politics; The Media and American Politics; How Democratic is the U.S.?; Public Opinion and Political Behavior; Public Policy; Parties, Campaigns, and Elections; California Government in Comparative Perspective; Scope and Methods of Political Science; The United States Congress; The American Presidency; Senior Seminar in Law, Politics, and Policy; and Graduate Seminars in Research Methods in Political Science, American Political Institutions, American Political Behavior, and Policy and Politics). • Evidence of ability to develop new course offerings in American politics that engage issues of diversity, particularly as related to race and ethnicity. • Evidence of support for and/or experience related to the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of its diverse student body. • Evidence of ability to engage in research leading to conference participation and publication. • Evidence of interest in and/or experience with department, college, university and community service.

Duties: • Teach and develop courses in American politics at the undergraduate and graduate levels. • Advise and mentor students, including the supervision of Master’s students taking comprehensive exams and theses. • Engage in research leading to conference participation and publications. • Participate in faculty governance. • Participate in service to the department, college, university, and community.

CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions. CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. Information on excellent benefits package available to CSULB faculty is located here:

How to Apply - Required Documentation: • An Equity and Diversity Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (maximum two pages, single-spaced). For further information and guidelines, please visit: • Letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications • CV (including current email address) • Three recent academic letters of recommendation • Writing sample • Teaching evaluations • Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree • Finalists will also be required to submit the following: 1) A signed SC-1 form, 2) Three current letters of recommendation independently provided by references, and 3) An official transcript (e-transcript preferred, if available)

All required documentation shall be submitted electronically through: Upon request, finalists will be required to submit original, official documents, as noted in the required documentation section.

Requests for information should be addressed to:

Darin DeWitt, Associate Professor California State University, Long Beach Department of Political Science 1250 Bellflower Boulevard Long Beach, CA 90840-4605

(562) 985-4711 or

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications to begin October 1, 2019 Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled)

EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS: A background check (including a criminal records check and telephone reference check with most recent employer) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated 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.


CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veteran's status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
California State University, Long Beach
Department of Political Science
1250 Bellflower Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90840-4605

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