University of Texas - San Antonio, Political Science and Geography
Open Rank, Public Law
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Texas, United States|
|Position:||Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Full Professor|
The Department of Political Science and Geography at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track Open Rank faculty position in Political Science/Public Law and American Political Thought with an emphasis in Judicial Politics, Jurisprudence, Constitutional Law, or Law and Society to begin Fall 2013.
Required Qualifications:All applicants must have a PhD in Political Science or a directly related discipline by August 31, 2013. All applicants must be willing to teach a range of law-related courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels and to participate in the coordination of the Legal Studies minor. All applicants must provide evidence of a record of scholarly research agendas and/or professional publications commensurate with rank for which application is made.
To be considered at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level, successful applicants must be able to articulate a research agenda, have an emerging record of publications, excellent teaching skills and commitment to service.
To be considered at the tenured Associate Professor level, successful applicants must have an established research agenda, a strong record of publications, significant teaching experience, excellent teaching skills with demonstrated effectiveness, and a track record of service. Tenure is contingent upon Board of Regents approval.
To be considered at the tenured Full Professor level, successful applicants must be recognized authorities in their respective fields of specialization, significant teaching experience, excellent teaching skills with demonstrated effectiveness, and a track record of service. Tenure is contingent upon Board of Regents approval.
Preferred Qualifications:Preference may be given to applicants who also hold a J.D. degree; have experience in teaching courses in American political thought; and an established ability to acquire external funding. Subfield specializations may include: administrative law, voting rights, labor law, alternative governance models and practice, the American Constitution, judicial behavior, law and society, and/or national security law and policy. In addition to expertise in public law, applicants should have interest in teaching U.S. government and politics.
Responsibilities:Teach, advice, and mentor undergraduate and graduate students at the Main and Downtown campuses; direct the undergraduate Legal Studies Minor in Political Science; pursue an active research and publishing agenda; coordinate the legal studies minor in Political Science; and serve the University, the profession, and the community.
Applicants should submit the following materials electronically in PDF format:
- Letter of application that states the rank for which the candidate is applying, research interests, teaching experiences and qualifications for the position
- Current curriculum vita
- Copy of graduate transcripts
- Samples of written or published scholarly work (no more than three)
- Two representative samples of syllabi for courses taught or proposed by the applicant
- Teaching evaluations (if available or other evidence of course instruction)
- Three references (to include name, address, telephone number and email address) who are familiar with the applicant's work.
Send electronic materials to: DPS&G@utsa.edu
Send hardcopy application materials to:
Public Law/American Political Thought Search Committee Chair
Department of Political Science and Geography
The University of Texas at San Antonio
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, Texas 78249-0655
Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2012 and will continue until position is filled.
UTSA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants who are selected for interviews must be able to show proof that they will be eligible and qualified to work in the United States by time of hire.
|Primary Category:||Political Science
|Secondary Categories:||Law and Legal History