Monday, July 25, 2005

University of South Dakota

[Department Website][APSA elisting(requires membership)] Comparative Politics THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH DAKOTA: Assistant Professor The Department of Political Science at The University of South Dakota invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Comparative Politics with a preferred specialization in Asia or Latin America. A secondary field in International Relations would be highly advantageous. Excellence in teaching within the context of a strong liberal arts curriculum is expected - both in the classroom and in mentoring students outside the classroom. The candidate might also be responsible for directing the International Studies Program, advising its majors and leading an annual study trip. The Political Science Department’s unique Farber Fund ( annually provides nearly $85,000 for student-faculty travel, scholarships, and related activities. (Department members have recently led study tours to London, Cuba, Italy, Germany, France, China, the Middle East, and Washington, DC.) The Department of Political Science ( has the only NASPAA-accredited MPA program in the state, a very strong undergraduate liberal arts curriculum, an innovative program in civic leadership (, and a vibrant criminal justice program ( Teaching load is three courses (nine credit hours) per semester, from introductory to graduate (Masters) level. The Department is also preparing to start a new doctoral program. In addition to high quality teaching, the person hired for this tenure-track Assistant Professor position will be expected to undertake an active research program, advise students, share in the work of the Department, and apply his or her professional expertise in the service of the University, the community, and the discipline. This is a 9-month position with a start date of August 2006 and is dependent on budgetary approval. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. PhD required by time of appointment. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2005 and continue until a suitable candidate is hired. Candidates should submit a letter of application, a current C.V., official graduate transcripts, and three letters of reference to: Chair, Comparative Politics Search Committee, Department of Political Science, The University of South Dakota, 414 E. Clark Street, Vermillion, SD 57069-2390. Contact: Dr. Timothy Schorn at or (605) 677-5242. USD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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