Monday, August 01, 2005

University of Scranton

[Department Website][APSA elisting(requires membership)] The Political Science Department at the University of Scranton invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Comparative Politics or International Relations with a specialization in Latin America. Duties are to begin Fall 2006. Qualifications include PhD by the time of the appointment and a strong commitment to teaching, scholarship, and service. Teaching responsibilities will include comparative politics and/or international relations with a regional specialization in Latin America, as well as the introductory course in American National Government. Qualified candidates with proficiency in Spanish preferred. The normal teaching load is 4-3, with the strong possibility for a reduced load for scholarly activity or University service. The department seeks applicants who demonstrate a strong commitment to excellent undergraduate teaching. The University of Scranton is a broadly regional institution located in northeastern Pennsylvania near the Pocono Mountains, with 5,100 undergraduate and graduate students. Recognized nationally for the quality of its undergraduate programs, Scranton is one of 28 Jesuit universities in the United States. It is committed to providing liberal arts education and strong professional and preprofessional programs in the context of Ignatian educational principles, especially the care and development of the whole person. The University of Scranton is, by tradition and choice, a Catholic and Jesuit university. The successful candidate will have an understanding of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit education. A full statement of our mission may be found at To apply: For full consideration candidates must have the following materials submitted by October 15, 2005. Send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, samples of course syllabi, summary of student evaluations (if available), and three letters of reference to: Dr. Jean Wahl Harris, Political Science Department, The University of Scranton, Scranton, PA 18510-4748. The University of Scranton is an AA/EO Employer/Educator. Minority persons, women and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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