Utah State University

Assistant Professor

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 7 months ago(8/3/2023 6:23 PM)
Requisition ID
2023-6850
# of Openings
1
Job Locations
US-UT-Logan
Category (Portal Searching)
Faculty
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Faculty
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
100%
College
College of Humanities & Social Sci
Department
Political Science
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible
No

Overview

The Department of Political Science at Utah State University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Political Science beginning August 2024. We seek to fill a position in U.S. government and politics. The area of specialization is open. Application review will begin September 15, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities will include a primary role in research, high quality teaching at both the master’s and undergraduate levels, and service. Preference will be given to those with a strong research trajectory and demonstrated interest in teaching courses of need to the department. The anticipated teaching load is two classes per semester.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Candidates must have a doctoral degree in Political Science or a comparable field of study as of employment date
  • Candidates must demonstrate accomplishments and/or clear potential for success in research
  • Candidates must demonstrate accomplishments and/or clear potential for success in teaching
  • The successful applicant must generate a satisfactory outcome on a background check.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Documents below to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-10”
    • Cover Letter
    • Writing Sample
    • Research Statement
    • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
    • Evidence of Effective Teaching.
  3. Names and email addresses of three references (who will be asked to upload letters of recommendation)

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent benefits

ADA

Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  

College/Department Highlights

The Department of Political Science is a vibrant community of about 14 tenured or tenure-track faculty with a strong tradition for excellence.  The department is one of 8 departments situated in the College of Humanities & Social Sciences.  This position is based on our main campus in Logan, Utah in the scenic Cache Valley and offers abundant opportunities for cultural experiences, shopping, and access to nature.

University Highlights

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant and space-grant university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion. USU serves approximately 27,500 students throughout the state at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for over 25 years, and USU Extension provides outreach and service to all counties in Utah.  

 

As a land-grant university, USU engages communities and empowers people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. As an R1 research institution, USU provides a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price. Washington Monthly has consistently ranked USU in the top 10 among public universities for contribution to social mobility, research, and public service.  

 

Utah State is committed to cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community where different perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Learn more about USU. 

 

The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 

 

About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 

 

*updated 7/2023

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:

 

Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Cody Carmichael, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

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