Assistant/Associate/Professor of Political Science
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Job Title: Assistant/Associate/Professor of Political Science
Job Family: Furman Faculty
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full time
Compensation Grade: FAC
Pay Type: Salary
Department: Politics and International Affairs
Job Summary: The Department of Politics and International Affairs at Furman University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Political Thought at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor to begin in the fall of 2021. The candidate's teaching responsibilities will include Introduction to Political Thought and upper-level Political Thought courses. The position is open to all specialties in Political Thought, and the ideal candidate should complement the department's existing strengths in that subfield and other areas of political science. The candidate must demonstrate the potential for superb teaching, including the ability to work with a diverse population of students, and excellence in scholarship. The Politics and International Affairs Department is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and to being a community in which every member is treated with dignity, and all are welcomed to participate in the life of the department and in the respectful exploration of ideas, and the candidate should show interest in and aptitude for contributing to this endeavor. The teaching load is five courses per academic year. A Ph.D. is required by August 1, 2021.
Furman University is a selective private liberal arts and sciences college committed to helping students develop intellectually, personally, and interpersonally and providing the practical skills necessary to succeed in a rapidly changing world. Furman professors are exceptional teacher-scholars who mentor undergraduate students within a campus community that values and encourages diverse ideas and perspectives. Our recently launched strategic vision, The Furman Advantage, promises students an individualized four-year pathway facilitated by team of mentors and infused with a rich and varied set of high-impact experiences outside the classroom that include undergraduate research, study away, internships, community-focused learning, and opportunities to engage across differences. The Department of Politics and International Affairs is one of the largest at Furman, and graduates approximately 90 majors a year. Our 17 full-time faculty include many outstanding teachers and accomplished scholars. Consistent with The Furman Advantage, the department's entrepreneurial culture and commitment to innovation has produced numerous high-impact, student-centered programs.
Furman is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all facets of university life, and strives to create an anti-racist community through excellence in teaching, mentorship, and programming. The Department of Politics and International Affairs has an active Working Group on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and numerous initiatives and programs are underway or planned to promote these ideals at the university level, including: historic projects, dialogue initiatives, the Center for Inclusive Communities, and a proposed major in Africana Studies. The University aspires to create a community of people representing a multiplicity of identities including gender, race, religion, spiritual belief, sexual orientation, geographic origin, socioeconomic background, ideology, world view, and varied abilities. Domestic partners of employees are eligible for comprehensive benefits. The successful candidate will have the ability to work with historically underrepresented students, including students of color, and be committed to assisting the university in its continuing efforts to become a model of inclusive excellence.
Furman is located in Greenville, South Carolina, which is one of the fastest growing cities in the Southeast and is ranked among America's Ten Best by Forbes Magazine. The charming downtown features excellent restaurants, in-town parks, shops, museums, galleries, music venues, and theaters. The city also has excellent public and private schools and a vibrant international community. A 20-mile bike and running trail connects the university to Greenville and to Travelers Rest, which was named one of America's coolest small towns. The surrounding area abounds with outdoor recreational activities and has some of the most beautiful lakes, rivers, and mountains in the country. Greenville is within easy reach of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Atlantic beaches. The newly renovated Greenville-Spartanburg Airport, located just 25 minutes from downtown, runs daily flights to major cities and airline hubs. Greenville is 2.5 hours from Atlanta and only one hour from Asheville, North Carolina. It is an ideal place to live and work.
Applicants should submit a letter of interest containing a statement of teaching philosophy and research agenda, CV, sample course syllabi and teaching evaluations, copy of graduate transcript(s), and a sample(s) of professional writing (published, single-authored work preferred). Candidates should also include a statement describing how their teaching, scholarship, mentoring and/or service might contribute to a liberal arts college community that includes a commitment to diversity as one of its core values.
Please ask three recommenders to submit letters of recommendation to Politics and International Affairs Department Assistant Lori Schoen via interfolio (email@example.com).
The deadline for submitting applications is February 1, 2021. Please contact the chairperson of the search committee, Benjamin Storey, at firstname.lastname@example.org, with any questions you may have.
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Furman is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. The University aspires to create a community of people representing a multiplicity of identities including gender, race, religion, spiritual belief, sexual orientation, geographic origin, socioeconomic background, ideology, world view, and varied abilities. Domestic partners of employees are eligible for comprehensive benefits.
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Furman University is a selective private liberal arts and sciences college committed to helping students develop intellectually, personally, and interpersonally and providing the practical skills necessary to succeed in a rapidly-changing world. Furman professors are exceptional teacher-scholars who mentor undergraduate students within a campus community that values and encourages diverse ideas and perspectives.