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Assistant Professor - Political Science

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Work type: Faculty
Location: Platteville
Categories: Social Sciences

Position Summary:

The Political Science program at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville (UW-Platteville) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position. This is a full-time, nine-month basis position starting in August of 2020. UW-Platteville is a comprehensive four-year institution of higher education dedicated to empowering personal and professional growth to prepare students to be critical thinkers and global citizens.  The Political Science program strives to educate students to have knowledge and appreciation of politics, and to substantially improve their understanding of themselves and the world in which they live.

Responsibilities:

We encourage applications from candidates with teaching and research experience in American Government & Politics and who can teach courses in American Government & Politics, Public Policy, and other areas related to the candidate’s expertise. The area of expertise is open; however, we are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in the areas of Voting Rights, Latinx studies, Rural/Urban Politics, or Immigration. An ability to teach Research Methods is a plus. The successful candidate will teach four courses per semester (4/4), including undergraduate courses in American Government & Politics, Public Policy, and a variety of electives related to their area of interest. Applicants will also be expected to participate in scholarly activities and department, college, university and public service. Additional teaching or other responsibilities may be available over the summer depending on program, college, or university needs and the interest of the selected candidate.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Completion of Ph.D. in Political Science (or a closely related field) by August 2020
  • Expertise in American Government & Politics, Public Policy and areas such as Voting Rights, Latinx studies, Rural/Urban Politics, and Immigration
  • A record of excellence in teaching political science at the undergraduate level
  • Experience working with diverse student populations (such as mentoring, advising and/or participating in student organizations).

Why It’s Great to be a Pioneer:

Campus Information: The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls about 8,000 students in 42 baccalaureate and 6 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

Application Deadline:

To ensure full consideration applications must be received by November 3, 2019. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.

How to Apply:

Applications are required to be submitted electronically via the UW-Platteville careers portal. The following documents are required for applicant consideration:

• Letter of application addressing all required qualifications
• A curriculum vitae
• A statement of teaching philosophy
• Sample syllabi (lower level and upper level political science courses)
• Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for three professional references, at least two of which should address the candidate’s teaching.
• A separate statement describing a history of working with or demonstrated commitment to issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and/or other issues of historic marginalization

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

            Dr. Shan Sappleton, Search Committee Chair, 608-342-1806

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

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The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Spring 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/title-and-total-compensation-study.

Diversity Statement

Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.



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