University of Texas - San Antonio, Political Science and Geography
Assisant Professor (Tenure Track)
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UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT SAN ANTONIO
Department of Political Science and Geography
Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)
Research Methods in Political Science and Global Affairs
The Department of Political Science and Geography at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses as part of the degree requirements in five of the Department’s degree programs: Political Science (graduate and undergraduate), Global Affairs (graduate and undergraduate), and Politics and Law (undergraduate). Required courses in these programs include: Designing Research in Political Science; Quantitative Methods in Political Science; Research Methods in Global Affairs; and graduate Research Methods. The appointment begins Fall 2020. This position also supports collaborative and interdisciplinary teaching, research, and grants application objectives in University initiatives in such areas as Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Data Analytics that employ quantitative and/or qualitative methodologies. The Department is home to 18 tenured and tenure-track faculty members, NTT faculty, administrative staff, and nearly 600 majors pursuing B.A. and M.A. degrees. Faculty members engage in individual and collaborative research around the world in such areas as global governance, comparative politics, security regimes, national security and intelligence, cyber security strategy and politics, political communications and institutions, federal justice policies, race and gender issues, social policy, human rights issues, constitutional development and judicial institutions, human migration patterns, geographic information systems, and political economy.
Required Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Political Science or directly related discipline by August 31, 2020. Evidence of ability to teach all research design and methods courses listed above at undergraduate and graduate levels. Teaching at the undergraduate level includes instruction in understanding, interpreting, assessing, and developing research designs; and literacy and basic proficiency in statistical topics and techniques (e.g., classic hypothesis testing, univariate through multivariate analyses, data management, entry and manipulation, and graphical presentation of analysis). Teaching at the graduate level includes basic working knowledge of the empirical, quantitative, and/or qualitative approaches/techniques used by social scientists in understanding social/political phenomena, including skills in the use of SPSS, R, and/or STATA. All applicants must provide representative evidence of high-quality teaching in a variety of research methods and other courses.
Successful applicants must be willing to participate in collaborative interdisciplinary research activities to develop external research grants and to advise during such collaborative activities on appropriate statistical approaches/techniques. Successful applicants will be able to articulate a research agenda including an applicant’s emerging record of journal or other peer-reviewed publications. Successful candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work with and be sensitive to the educational needs of diverse urban populations and support the University’s commitment to thrive as a Hispanic Serving Institution and a model for student success.
Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given also to applicants prepared to teach courses in traditional sub-fields of political science and/or international relations, ranging from introductory surveys to more specialized and upper-level lecture and graduate seminars in an applicant’s specialization.
Applicants should submit electronically in PDF format:
1. Letter of application for the rank of assistant professor, research interests, teaching experiences, and qualifications for the position;
2. Current curriculum vita;
3. A research, teaching, and service statement that includes discussion of the role that diversity and inclusion play in an academic environment. The research statement must articulate an applicant’s research agenda; the teaching statement must articulate an applicant’s teaching philosophy. The service statement must address an applicant’s commitment to service to the department, college, university, profession, and community;
4. A copy of all graduate transcripts;
5. Samples of written or published scholarly work (no more than three)
6. Two representative samples of syllabi for courses taught or proposed by the applicant;
7. Teaching evaluations (if available or other evidence of course instruction);
8. Names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three references who are familiar with the applicant's scholarship and/or teaching and can be contacted to provide letters of recommendation.
Submit electronic materials to: https://jobs.utsa.edu (click on ‘Faculty’ for position details)
Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2019 and will continue until position is filled.
This is a security sensitive position. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.
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