Assistant Professor of Political Science
Anderson University invites applications for a full-time position in the College of Arts and Sciences to serve as an assistant professor of Political Science in the Department of History and Political Science beginning in August 2024. Candidates should have a demonstrated interest and ability to teach a wide range of courses in both American politics and public policy. The successful candidate will be expected to teach mostly seated, in-person courses in areas such as American political institutions, American political processes, American political behavior, and American public policy. Preference will be given to those candidates with a PhD in either Political Science or Public Policy; ABDs may be considered. Political Science faculty maintain a teaching load of 24 credit hours per academic year, supervise undergraduate research projects, and advise. Faculty rank and status (tenure track or professional path) will be determined at the time of appointment based upon the degree, experience, and record of scholarship. Screening will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
The largest private university in South Carolina, Anderson University is an innovative and entrepreneurial comprehensive, liberal arts university affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention. AU is one of just a handful of universities in the world to receive of Apple's Distinguished School recognition four times. In addition to being named as one of the best Southeastern Colleges by the Princeton Review, AU was recently ranked by U.S News & World Report as the #2 Regional College in the South with a Strong Commitment to Teaching. We are located in South Carolina’s Upstate region, a growing and thriving community with award-winning public schools with convenient access to major cities and year-round outdoor recreation. We seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber, active in the scholarship of teaching, discovery, application, and integration of faith.
This is an on-site, in person role. Applicants must submit a digital cover letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial copies of their relevant graduate coursework, and an AU faculty application to:
Susan Kratko, Administrative Assistant,
College of Arts and Sciences
Anderson, SC 29621
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