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Assistant Professor

Company: Christopher Newport University
Location: williamsburg
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

To apply, please visit https://jobs.cnu.edu/postings/ to upload a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts (photocopies acceptable for initial screening), statement of teaching philosophy, a one-page statement articulating how your teaching, scholarship and service would contribute toward fostering an inclusive learning environment on campus, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation. (Letters should be uploaded with application materials or emailed to facultyrecruitment@cnu.edu). Letters of reference will be the only documents accepted via email.Review of applications will begin on January 17, 2021.Applications received after January 17, 2021, will be accepted but considered only if needed.Search finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check.

Working Title Assistant Professor of Political Science

Appointment Type Full Time

Purpose of Position

The Department of Political Science at Christopher Newport University invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Political Science, effective August 2021. Applicants must be committed to undergraduate education and demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching and research with undergraduates. The successful candidate will have broad theoretical and methodological training in political science with a teaching and research emphasis in American judicial politics. We particularly welcome applications from candidates who specialize in civil rights and/or racial and ethnic politics. In addition to offering upper-level courses in their area of specialization, the successful candidates teaching responsibilities will include an introductory course in American politics, and upper level courses on U.S. Constitutional law, the judicial process, and the Supreme Court. The nominal teaching load for tenure track appointments is 3-3.

The Ph.D. in Political Science or a closely related field is required for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. In some cases, exceptionally well-qualified candidates may be considered for appointment at a higher rank. ABD candidates who will not hold the Ph.D. by the time of appointment may be considered for appointment at the rank of Instructor. Phi Beta Kappa membership is highly desirable.

Departmental Information

The Department of Political Science at Christopher Newport University is composed of 11 dedicated faculty members whose research represents the core areas of the discipline including American politics, comparative politics and international relations, and political theory. Our 300 majors have produced research that has been nationally recognized, and many attend prestigious law and graduate schools and go on to successful careers in law, higher education, as well as local, state, and federal government. The Department offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, as well as three minors in Political Science, Human Rights and Conflict Resolution, and U.S. National Security Studies. Candidates wishing to know more about the department and its academic programs are invited to visit https://cnu.edu/academics/departments/politicalscience/.

Faculty Information

CNU is committed to outstanding teaching and learning, undergraduate education, and the liberal studies core; The Fall 2020 freshman class of 1,155 students was selected from 7,300 admission applications, and presented average high school GPA and SAT scores of 3.8 and 1184, respectively. The University has a new and technologically advanced campus, located between Colonial Williamsburg and the Virginia coast. The campus integrates the Universitys liberal arts vision, nurturing mind, body, and spirit. Facilities include the state-of-the-art Trible Library; three new academic buildings including a newly opened integrated science building; the Freeman Center athletic complex; and the I.M. Pei-designed Ferguson Center for the Arts, which brings to Virginia the finest performing artists in the world. Opening in 2021 and adjoining the Ferguson Center, the $57 million Fine Arts Center will house over 7,500 sq. ft of gallery exhibition space, state-of-the art teaching and museum learning spaces, studios and classrooms. It will serve the university community and the entire Peninsula region.

Our faculty enjoy an atmosphere of collegiality and mutual respect that rewards outstanding teaching and fosters active intellectual and creative engagement. Christopher Newport is committed to ensuring that all people are welcomed, honored and fully engaged in the life of our academic community. We recruit exceptional and diverse faculty and encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in their profession. Faculty are productive scholars and researchers, supported by professional development funds. Faculty and administrators regularly consult and collaborate as the University works to sustain a culture of scholarly inquiry, informed debate, and civic action that enriches students, faculty, and the surrounding community. The result is a supportive and cohesive academic setting in which the University cultivates and carries forward its mission. The University is among the highest ranked in the nation for its quality of life and innovative spirit. Competitive salary with excellent health and retirement benefits and a well-designed family leave policy further enhance the workplace. For further information, please visit our website at http://www.cnu.edu.

Posting Number F130P

Application Deadline 01/17/2021

Application Instructions

To apply, please visit https://jobs.cnu.edu/postings/ to upload a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts (photocopies acceptable for initial screening), statement of teaching philosophy, a one-page statement articulating how your teaching, scholarship and service would contribute toward fostering an inclusive learning environment on campus, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation. (Letters should be uploaded with application materials or emailed to facultyrecruitment@cnu.edu). Letters of reference will be the only documents accepted via email.

Review of applications will begin on January 17, 2021.
Applications received after January 17, 2021, will be accepted but considered only if needed.

Search finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check.

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • Where did you obtain your Bachelor's Degree (please provide name of institution and city / state)?

    (Open Ended Question)

    • Where did you obtain your Master's Degree (please provide name of institution and city / state)?

      (Open Ended Question)

      • Where did you obtain your PhD Degree (please provide name of institution and city / state)? If this degree is in progress, please provide estimated completion date.

        (Open Ended Question)

        • Are you a member of Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society?
          • Yes
          • No
        Required DocumentsOptional Documents
      • Letter of Interest
      • Curriculum Vitae
      • Statement on Fostering an Inclusive Learning Environment
      • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
      • Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
      • Transcripts
      • Graduate Transcripts
      • Letter of Recommendation #1
      • Letter of Recommendation #2
      • Letter of Recommendation #3
      • Other Application Materials
      • Other Application Materials #2
      • Other Application Materials #3
      • Other Application Materials #4
      1 Avenue of the Arts
      Newport News, VA 23606
      P: (757) 594-7000
      F: (757) 594-7230
      hr@cnu.edu

Keywords: Christopher Newport University, Las Cruces , Assistant Professor, Other , williamsburg, New Mexico

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