Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Carson-Newman College

[Department Website][APSA elisting(requires membership)] Carson-Newman College, History-Political Science Department invites applications for a full time tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Political Science or higher. PhD is required. This faculty member will teach 12 hours of undergraduate Political Science courses per semester. These courses include but are not limited to Public Policy (with an emphasis on gender, environmental, and health-care issues), Political Theory and Contemporary Ideologies, Global Politics and Globalization, and freshman level American Government. Preferred fields of specialization/interest are environmental ethics and policy OR gender issues OR social movements. Faculty members at Carson-Newman are encouraged to design courses which complement other courses in our programs and which draw on their specific areas of expertise. Other responsibilities include advising and mentoring Political Science majors, serving on campus-wide committees, and supporting the interdisciplinary minors housed in the Social Science Division. These minors, which include Conflict and Justice Studies, Women’s Studies, and Environment and Community Stewardship, are designed to help students develop a critical analysis of contemporary society, traditional power structures, and the influence of race, class and gender on society, government, and public policy. Applicants should be committed to teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts program, pursuing scholarship in her chosen area of specialization, and involvement in professional organizations. Applicants must have a faith commitment consistent with the mission of a church-related (Baptist) college. An interest in community-based research and/or service-learning would be an asset. Carson-Newman College is located near Knoxville, Tennessee, in the Southern Appalachian foothills. Starting date is January, 2006. Selected applicants will be interviewed at the APSA meeting in Washington, DC. To be considered for an interview at the APSA applications must be received by August 15. Final deadline for applications is September 15. To apply, please send the following: 1) A letter of application; 2) Curriculum Vitae; 3) Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts; 4) a list of three or more references. All materials are to be received by: Dr. Beth Vanlandingham, Search Director- History-Political Science Department, Carson-Newman College, CNC Box 71946, Jefferson City, TN. 37760

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