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Assistant Professor Political Science

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Along with the application, the following items must be included: • Cover letter • Current CV • Statement of teaching and research • Evidence of teaching effectiveness • Transcripts • One writing sample Candidates who are ABD at the time of the submission of their application must submit with their application a timeline clarifying the completion of the doctoral degree by August 2018.

Job Details

Position Information

Posting Number
Job Title Assistant Professor Political Science
Type of Employment Regular Full-Time
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Work Location Murray
Employment Term Academic Year
Position Type Faculty (Tenure-Track)
Department Political Science and Sociology
Summary of Job Duties and Responsibilities

A tenure-track position to begin August 2018.

The Department of Political Science and Sociology at Murray State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the field of political theory beginning in the fall of 2018.

The area of specialization is open, but the successful candidate should be able to teach courses in the fields of Political Theory and American Politics. We also strongly prefer a candidate who is willing and able to teach graduate-level courses for our growing Masters of Public Administration (MPA) program.

Teaching responsibilities may include Introduction to Political Theory, American National Government, Classical and Medieval Political Thought, Modern Political Thought, American Political Thought, Executive Process, and other upper-level courses in the fields of Political Theory and American Politics. Teaching courses for the MPA program is also expected. The successful candidate will also be expected to demonstrate a commitment to scholarship and service as well as excellence in teaching.

Minimum Education Requirements

PhD in Political Science.

ABDs will be considered, but all degree requirements should be completed by August 1, 2018.

Minimum Experience and Skill Requirements

The successful candidate will also be expected to demonstrate a commitment to scholarship and service as well as excellence in teaching.

Preferred Education and/or Experience Qualifications

Previous teaching experience is preferred.

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Posting Details

Posting Date 09/01/2017
Closing Date 10/19/2017
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants

Along with the application, the following items must be included:

• Cover letter
• Current CV
• Statement of teaching and research
• Evidence of teaching effectiveness
• Transcripts
• One writing sample

Candidates who are ABD at the time of the submission of their application must submit with their application a timeline clarifying the completion of the doctoral degree by August 2018.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Murray Ledger and Times
    • Paducah Sun
    • Murray State University website
    • Other
  2. If "Other", please explain:

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Copies of Transcripts
  3. Statement of Teaching and Research Philosophy
  4. Letter of Application
  5. Writing Sample
  6. Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
  7. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document