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

Position ID:CSULB-PoliticalScience-ASSISTANTPROFESSOR [#9408]
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Long Beach, California 90840-4605, United States [map]
Subject Area: Political Science / Political Theory
Starting Date:2018/08/21
Appl Deadline:2018/03/01* finished (2017/07/21, finished 2018/09/02, listed until 2018/03/01)
Position Description:    

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

POSITION: Assistant Professor of Political Science—Political Theory

EFFECTIVE DATE: August 20, 2018 (Fall Semester)

SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: • Ph.D. in Political Science or appropriate related discipline with specialization in Political Theory. Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2018. • 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. DESIRED/PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: • Evidence of broad training in the canon of Western political theory. • Evidence of ability for excellence in teaching and research grounded in political theory and focusing on topics central to the discipline at large: e.g., ancient, modern, and contemporary theories; democratic theory; critical race theory; immigration; the carceral state; postcolonial theory; identity; hybridity; intersectionality; queer theory; deconstruction’s focus on alterity; globalization, and neoliberalism. • Evidence of ability to effectively teach current University course offerings in political theory at the undergraduate and graduate levels (e.g., Classical Political Theory, Modern Political Theory, Recent Political Theory, Senior Seminar in Political Theory, and Graduate Seminar in Political Theory). • Evidence of ability to develop new course offerings in political theory 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 political theory at the lower and upper-division, and Master’s levels. • Advise and mentor students, including the supervision of Master’s students taking comprehensive exams and those writing a thesis. • Engage in research leading to conference participation and publication. • 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.


• A Student Success Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (approximately one page, single-spaced) • Letter of application addressing the minimum and desired/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 a signed SC-1 form, three current letters of recommendation, and an official transcript.

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.

All required documentation shall be submitted electronically through: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9408

Applications, required documentation, and/or requests for information should be addressed to:

Teresa Wright, Chair and Professor California State University, Long Beach Department of Political Science 1250 Bellflower Boulevard Long Beach, CA 90840-4605 562-985-4705 or Teresa.Wright@csulb.edu

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications to begin October 1, 2017 Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled)

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:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
California State University, Long Beach
Political Science
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840-4605

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