Political Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Position ID:UMass-Political Science-COMPARATIVE [#2892]
Position Title: Assistant Professor/Comparative Politics
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Amherst, Massachusetts 01003, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Political Science / Comparative Politics
Appl Deadline:2013/10/01 finished (posted 2013/08/01, finished 2014/04/06, listed until 2014/02/01)
Position Description:    

*** The account for Political Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst has expired, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Department of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (http://polsci.umass.edu/) seeks to fill a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the subfield of comparative politics to start in September 2014. The position is open with regard to substantive focus, but applicants whose research falls within the following areas are particularly encouraged to apply: political violence, political geography, political ethnography, or subaltern/postcolonial studies. The position is also open with respect to time period and geographical specialization, although the department has particular needs for scholars whose work focuses on East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, or the Middle East. Successful candidates must have the Ph.D. in hand by September 2014 and will teach introduction to comparative politics as well as other courses in the Department’s graduate and undergraduate programs. Salary and credit toward tenure will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

In recent years, the Department has nearly doubled in size largely through a Faculty Hiring Initiative that emphasizes scholarship that spans traditional fields of political science. The research of our diverse faculty includes work that is eclectic and rigorous, methodologically open and innovative, global in reach, and engages some of the big questions in politics. The successful candidate will contribute to this trajectory, adding to our current strengths while broadening our reach into new areas.

Review of application materials begins on October 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. The department strongly prefers that applicants submit their cover letter, curriculum vitae, and writing samples in electronic form through the Academic Jobs Online website at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/2892 and arrange for electronic transmission of three letters of recommendation to the same site. Alternatively, printed versions of the application materials can be sent to Stephen Marvell, Office Manager, Political Science/UMass, 322 Thompson Tower, Amherst, MA 01003-9277. Inquiries about the position may be directed to position@polsci.umass.edu. The University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity is critical to achieving the University's mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and service in an increasingly diverse globalized society. Therefore, in holistically assessing many qualifications of each applicant of any race or gender we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degree.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Dept of Political Science/Umass
Attn: Stephen Marvell
Room 322 Thompson Tower
Amherst, MA 01003-9277

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