Assistant Professor of Political Science - American Politics

Assistant Professor of Political Science - American Politics

  • 525942
  • Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
  • Faculty Full-time
  • On Campus
  • UNAC Grade 30
  • UAF College of Liberal Arts

The Department of Political Science at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in American Politics. This is a nine-month appointment beginning August 2024. The Department is looking for candidates with a strong commitment to undergraduate education, an active research agenda, and interest in contributing to interdisciplinary graduate programs.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: Knowledge of and experience with teaching traditionally underrepresented and/or under-resourced student populations such as: first-generation college students, students with limited financial resources, students experiencing a documented disability, etc.
Demonstrated ability to offer classes and conduct research in the subfield of American politics
Ability to teach and develop interactive online courses; mentor traditional and non-traditional students, including those who may be new to university campus and online learning environments;
openness to being a contributing member of the Political Science Department and working with colleagues in other disciplines; commitment to integrating multi-cultural perspectives and content into every course. Preferred Experience & Education:
Preferred experience in teaching and research contributing to one or more areas including: the media, identity politics (broadly defined), Indigenous studies, research methods, and/or political theory.
Required Experience & Education:

Candidates should have experience teaching at the university level and a demonstrated capacity for excellence in research; developing and teaching face-to-face as well as on-line courses; mentoring undergraduate students; interest and/or experience in working with diverse populations; experience using instructional technologies in instruction.

Ph.D. in Political Science or closely related discipline at the time of appointment.

Salary Information:

This is a full-time, faculty position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. We offer a robust and comprehensive benefit package to our employees as part of our total compensation strategy.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please submit:

  1. A cover letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Graduate transcripts (unofficial are accepted)
  4. Contact information including email addresses for three professional referees
  5. A sample of scholarly writing, such as a dissertation chapter, working paper, or peer-reviewed publication (no more than 25 pages)

To ensure consideration, please apply no later than 11:55 PM Sunday, December 3, 2023. An initial review of applicants will begin Monday, December 4, 2023. The position will be open until filled.

 

The Department of Political Science at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position, to begin August 2024.  Applicants should have a demonstrated ability to offer classes and conduct research in the subfield of American politics, with preference given to those whose teaching and research contribute to one or more areas including: the media, identity politics (broadly defined), Indigenous studies, research methods, and/or political theory. The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching multiple cohorted sections of Introduction to American Politics per academic year for the North Star College (NSC). NSC is a middle college partnership between UAF and the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District, which enables high school seniors and juniors to enroll in UAF courses. Introduction to American Politics is a core course in NSC. More information on NSC can be found at: https://www.k12northstar.org/domain/5708. Overall, applicants should have a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching, an active research agenda, and a willingness to contribute to departmental, university, professional, and community service including community outreach.

 

UAF is the flagship campus of the University of Alaska system and America’s Arctic university, with a diverse student body and favorable student-faculty ratio. The Department of Political Science is a campus leader in undergraduate and graduate teaching. Our programs prepare students for graduate and professional school, as well as careers in government and civil society organizations. For information on UAF faculty, programs, and life in Alaska visit www.uaf.edu.

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.  Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.


This position is represented by United Academics-AAUP/AFT (UNAC). http://www.unitedacademics.net/


The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.


UA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination.


The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.


Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.


If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Ellen Cruse at ercruse@alaska.edu or 907-474-1134.

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