Monday, October 03, 2005

Georgia Southern University

[Department Website][APSA elisting(requires membership)] The Department of Political Science in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Science invites nominations and applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Political Science. Georgia Southern University, a member institution of the University System of Georgia, is the largest and most comprehensive center of higher education in the southern half of Georgia. A residential university serving more than 16,000 students, Georgia Southern’s hallmark is a superior undergraduate experience emphasizing academic distinction, excellent teaching, and student success. Founded in 1906, the University offers 120 degree programs at the baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral levels through seven colleges. The 675-acre campus is located in Statesboro, a community of approximately 30,000 residents, 50 miles northwest of historic Savannah and 200 miles southeast of Atlanta. Position Description. Reporting to the Chair of the Department, the successful candidates will be expected to teach undergraduate level classes in Comparative Politics and/or International Relations. The Department of Political Science at Georgia Southern University has 21 tenure track faculty members and houses a Justice Studies Program as well as a Masters of Public Administration program. Some graduate level teaching is very likely. The position is a 9-month appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Required Qualifications: • Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral-level credential in International Relations or Political Science by date of appointment • Some teaching experience • The ability to teach a variety of Comparative Government and International Relations courses • Evidence of excellence, commitment to teaching, and effective communication skills Preferred Qualifications: • The field of specialization within International Relations and Comparative Government is open, but specialization in Western Europe or the Far East is preferred • Ability to teach Introduction to American Politics, undergraduate methods and/or Introduction to Political Science • Active research agendas and records of funded research Screening of applications begins December 1, 2005 and continues until the position is filled. The position starting date is August 1, 2006. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; publication/writing samples, teaching evaluations and teaching materials, a statement of research and teaching interests, and three to five letters of reference. Other documentation may be requested. Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities. Applications and nominations should be sent to: Professor Richard Pacelle, Chair Department of Political Science Georgia Southern University P. O. Box 8101 Statesboro GA 30460-8101 Electronic mail: Telephone: 912-681-5698 More information about the institution is available through, or at Georgia Southern University seeks individuals who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. Georgia is an Open Records state. Georgia Southern University is an AA/EO institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA in order to participate in the search process should contact the search chair.

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