Political Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Position ID:UMass-Political Science-OPEN2POSITIONS [#2907]
Position Title: Assistant, Associate, Full Professor
Position Location:Amherst, Massachusetts 01003, United States [map]
Subject Area: Political Science
Appl Deadline:2013/10/01 finished (posted 2013/08/05, finished 2014/08/10, listed until 2014/02/05)
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/) invites applications for two full-time tenure-track or tenured positions at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor rank. The Department launched a multi-year hiring initiative in 2007 around the themes of Global Forces; Governance and Institutions; and Democracy, Participation, and Citizenship. The result of this initiative is an emergent and diverse faculty whose research crosses subfield and disciplinary boundaries using a variety of approaches.

The Department seeks candidates whose research fits within themes of the original hiring initiative and who will further bolster the department's reputation as a program where graduate students can receive training in a variety of approaches ranging from interpretive methods to computational social science.

For candidates at the Associate and Full Professor level, preference will be given to individuals with an outstanding record in publishing research in top peer reviewed journals, and a record of attracting external funding in support of high impact research. Candidates at the Assistant Professor level should show exceptional promise for producing such a record. A successful candidate should have a profile that contributes substantially to the Department’s prominence in the profession and deepens its research and intellectual environment. The appointment is expected to begin September 1, 2014. Rank and Salary are commensurate with qualifications.

Candidates may specialize in any subfield of political science. A Ph.D. in political science or in a closely related field is required at the time of appointment. Candidates should submit a letter of interest, a CV, and a sample of current scholarship. Candidates who are ABD or at the Assistant Professor level should include three letters of recommendation in their packet. Candidates at the Associate or Full Professor level should provide contact information for three individuals who could provide recommendations. Consideration of applications will begin October 1, 2013. Materials should be submitted electronically to http://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/2907. Online applications are strongly preferred but paper applications may be sent to Mr. Stephen Marvell, Department of Political Science, 322 Thompson Hall, UMass Amherst, 200 Hicks Way, Amherst, MA 01003-9277. Inquiries about the position can be addressed to position@polsci.umass.edu.

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.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and its departments and programs value diversity of faculty, students and curriculum as a key component of academic excellence. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.

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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