Thursday, October 20, 2005

Saint Mary's College of California

[APSA elisting(requires membership)] SAINT MARY’S COLLEGE OF CALIFORNIA Position: Assistant – Associate Professor, Rank Open Department of Politics School of Liberal Arts Full-time, Tenure Track, beginning, Fall 2006

Saint Mary’s College invites applications for a full-time Tenure Track Assistant – Associate in the Department of Politics, beginning in the Fall 2006. Saint Mary’s College, nestled in the Moraga Valley, 20 miles east of San Francisco is the country’s premier Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution.

Qualifications: Applicants should be able to demonstrate expertise in the politics of the Middle East, should have field research experience and appropriate skills, including language skills for their area of specialty. Sub-specialties could include Africa or Asia. Earned doctorate expected at time of hire, along with a record of teaching excellence, scholarly work.

Responsibilities: Contractual responsibilities are equivalent to seven (7) courses per academic year. Typical teaching load is six (6) courses with one (1) additional course equivalent reassigned for dedicated work with students. In addition to teaching courses in the candidate’s area of specialization, the successful candidate will be expected to participate in the Department’s disciplinary courses in Politics, including one (1) course in international relations and (1) course in comparative politics. Faculty are expected to regularly participate in two core liberal arts programs, the Collegiate Seminar Great Books Program and the January Term. Promotion and Tenure based on teaching effectiveness, scholarly achievement and participation in Department and College service activities.

As a comprehensive College, the institution offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary’s reputation for excellence, innovation and responsiveness in education comes from its heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty that values learning and student interaction brings these traditions to life. Work in a beautiful environment with colleagues dedicated to the College’s mission.

The Politics Deparment at Saint Mary’s College has an intellectually vibrant faculty committed to excellence in research and teaching. The faculty aim to embody the ideas of the engaged teacher/scholar which include civic engagement and an appreciation of diverse political cultures and identities.

Salary and Benefits: Salary is competitive. Rank and Placement will be determined by prior experience. Excellent benefits package, including health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance; tuition remission available to eligible faculty and their dependents; including generous leave programs. Generous TIAA/CREF retirement program, College contributes 8 ¼% of salary following one year of service.

To Apply: A completed application includes a letter of application in which candidate discusses teaching philosophy, scholarly agenda and interests in developing as a teacher and scholar in an undergraduate and liberal arts environment, current curriculum vitae, three (3) letters of recommendation, course syllabi (if available), teaching evaluations, samples of scholarship, and any other materials the applicant deems relevant. Please forward all application materials to:

Professor Susan Weissman, Chair, Department of Politics School of Liberal Arts Saint Mary’s College of California P. O. Box 4230 Moraga, CA 94575 925-631-4641 Fax: 925-376-2411

Deadline: December 1, 2005

An EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, the College seeks faculty, staff and administrators who espouse or respect Catholic tradition. No aspect of employment shall be influenced by race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, or other legally protected status in accordance with local, state and federal laws. All employment decisions will be made on the basis of individual qualifications as related to the requirements of the position being filled.

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