Lehigh University, Political Science

Position ID:Lehigh-Political Science-AP [#19590]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Political Science
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Political Science / American Politics, Methodology, Public Policy
Appl Deadline:2021/12/15 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/09/15)
Position Description:   URMs  

The faculty members in the Department of Political Science at Lehigh University are seeking applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning in August 2022. The successful candidate will possess a doctoral degree in Political Science or related field and contribute to research and teaching in public policy and research methods. Preference will be given to applicants with a strong background in American politics. The teaching load for this position is two four-credit courses per semester. Completion of the doctorate is required by the date of hire.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, research statement, and teaching statement via Academic Jobs Online. Applicants are required to describe how they will contribute to a diverse and equitable community in their letters of interest. Applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted.

Serving approximately 90 undergraduate majors and 20 graduate students, the Department of Political Science offers a B.A. and M.A. degree as well as a Master of Public Policy. Interested applicants are invited to visit the Political Science Department website: https://polisci.cas.lehigh.edu/

Founded in 1865, Lehigh University has combined outstanding academic and learning opportunities with leadership in fostering innovative research. Recognized among the nation's highly ranked research universities, Lehigh offers a rigorous academic community for nearly 7,000 students. Lehigh University has some 5,000 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, and about 550 full-time faculty members. Lehigh University is located in Bethlehem, PA., a vibrant and historic area. Over 820,000 people live in the Lehigh Valley, which is in close proximity to New York City and Philadelphia. Lehigh University ranks in the top 50 among national universities in U.S. News & World Report ratings and is in the most competitive category in both Peterson’s Guide and Barron’s Profiles of American Colleges. The university is located on a scenic, 1,600-acre campus in historic Bethlehem in a region of eastern Pennsylvania (USA) known as the Lehigh Valley. About 90 minutes from New York and Philadelphia, the Lehigh Valley is an attractive place to live and work with reasonable cost of living, easy commuting, good schools, and abundant cultural activities.

Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We are committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Lehigh University is committed to a culturally and intellectually diverse academic community and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to this mission. Lehigh University is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award for promoting the careers of women in academic sciences and engineering http://www.lehigh.edu/luadvance/ and is among institutions of higher education recognized for excellence in diversity with the INSIGHT into Diversity HEED Award. Additional information about Lehigh’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is available at https://diversityandinclusion.lehigh.edu/. Lehigh University provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, including domestic partner benefits. More information about Work/Life Balance for Faculty can be found at: https://www.lehigh.edu/~inprv/faculty/worklifebalance.html Lehigh University supports dual career efforts for following spouses/partners of newly hired faculty. Learn more about Dual Career Assistance at: https://www.lehigh.edu/~inprv/faculty/dualcareer.html.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. As a condition of employment, background checks are required in conformance with Pennsylvania law. Questions about this position should be directed to the search committee chair, Professor Brian Fife, at blf218@lehigh.edu.


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Further Info:
https://polisci.cas.lehigh.edu/
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9 West Packer Avenue
Maginnes Hall
Political Science Department
Room 307
Bethlehem, PA 18015

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