Thursday, September 29, 2005

California State University Fresno

[Department Website][APSA elisting(requires membership)] California State University, Fresno College of Social Sciences Department of Political Science VACANCY # 06TSS056 General Information: California State University, Fresno is one of the 23 campuses of the California State University System. The University?s mission is to offer high quality educational opportunities to qualified students at the bachelor?s and master?s levels, as well as in joint doctoral programs. The current enrollment is approximately 20,000 students with diverse and culturally rich backgrounds. The University serves the San Joaquin Valley while interacting with the state, nation, and world. California State University, Fresno continues to promote students’ active learning through collaboration in faculty scholarship and service learning opportunities with community organizations, education, industry, business and government. Metropolitan Fresno, with a multi-ethnic population of over 600,000, is located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley on the western edge of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. The campus is within easy driving distance of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, the Monterey Peninsula, Lake Tahoe, beaches, sailing, lakes, and numerous ski resorts. Fresno boasts one of the most reasonable housing markets in California and offers a wide array of locally grown fruits and produce. INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (TENURE TRACK) / CONVERSION (ABD) • Available for the Academic Year: 2006/2007 • Salary is dependent upon academic preparation and professional experience. • Teaching Load is 12 units per semester plus 3 units of non-instructional responsibilities. • Instructional Level: Undergraduate and graduate Specific Position Characteristics: The Political Science Department at California State University, Fresno invites applications for a tenure-track position specializing in International Relations. Teaching responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of International Relations. All faculty are required to teach general education courses in American Government. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate actively as a faculty member in the Graduate Program in International Relations. Other responsibilities include research, publication, and other scholarly activities, as well as advising students and engaging in service at all levels of the university. The successful candidate may be called upon to teach in a distance education mode and will be encouraged to develop web-enhanced and/or web-based instruction. Outcomes assessment and service learning are important components of the university curriculum. The successful candidate will be expected to work cooperatively with faculty and staff in the department, college and university. Qualifications: Academic Preparation: Strong academic training and an earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in International Relations are required for appointment to a tenure-track position. Candidates nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered for a lectureship (temporary position) with the possibility of conversion to tenure track upon completion of the doctorate. Teaching or Other Professional Experience: Preference will be given to candidates who are able to teach area studies courses on Latin America, Europe, or former Soviet States in additional to International Relations. Candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to or potential for teaching excellence and scholarly activity at the university level. The successful candidate must have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Online application form can be found at Applications: Correspondence, applications, and confidential papers should be sent to: Dr. Russell Mardon, Search Committee Chair Department of Political Science California State University, Fresno 2225 East San Ramon M/S – MF 19 Fresno, CA 93740-8029 Phone: (559) 278-3998 Fax: (559) 278-5320 e-mail: Open Until Filled: Applicants are encouraged to have all application materials on file by November 4, 2005 to ensure consideration. Please submit a letter of application, current vita, 3 letters of recommendation, Graduate transcripts, teaching evaluations and writing sample. The California State University is committed to providing equal opportunities to men and women CSU students in all campus programs, including intercollegiate athletics. California State University, Fresno is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants receive equal consideration in the selection process. We particularly encourage applications from members of traditionally underrepresented groups protected under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Vietnam era veterans, and persons with physical disabilities. The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires the University to inform you that we can employ only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the U.S. Each new employee is required to present documentation verifying his/her identity and right to accept employment.

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