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Assistant Professor in American Government

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Denison University
Location
Granville, OH
Closing date
Oct 20, 2021

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*Position Type:*Faculty
*Tenure or non-tenure-track:*Tenure
*Position Title:*Assistant Professor in American Government
*Job Summary and Requirements :*The Department of Politics and Public Affairs at Denison University invites applications for a tenure-track vacancy in the institutions of American government, beginning Fall 2022. We welcome applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. We seek applicants whose research and teaching emphasizes the study of US national institutions, with a preference for a focus on the judiciary or public law. The successful candidate must have the demonstrated ability to teach an introductory course in political theory.

Our newly-inaugurated program offers our students an integrated view of the discipline that emphasizes linkages between theory and practice; our major is structured as a learning community, where undergraduates pursue a track of interest along the lines of the traditional subfields and have multiple opportunities to share their knowledge with peers. We require our majors to complement their classroom experiences with an off-campus learning component. We are enthusiastic about our new approach to teaching about politics and public affairs, and we seek a new colleague who shares our excitement.

Preference will be given to applicants who provide evidence of teaching effectiveness and show promise of a strong record of publication. We seek to hire a new colleague with broad training in political science. The successful candidate is expected to have significant interest in and demonstrated ability to be effective at undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts setting, and in contributing to the integration of the theoretical with experiential elements of our new major. The prospective teacher-scholar also will support the University's commitment to liberal arts education, be an active participant in departmental and university governance, and develop a program of research leading to peer-reviewed publication. Denison offers a 3-2 teaching load. After a successful Third Year Review, a one-semester junior leave is available in the fourth year. Candidates are required to have by start date a Ph.D. in Political Science or similar field (ABD will be considered as Instructor until Ph.D. is attained). Independent teaching experience (beyond TA) strongly preferred. Our college is committed to attracting and supporting an academically and culturally diverse faculty; preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate a commitment to foster a classroom and research environment that engages students from diverse backgrounds.
Denison offers extensive support for faculty, including professional-development funding, opportunities for student-faculty research collaboration, and a range of workshops and other professional development opportunities to cultivate our strengths as teacher-scholars.
Applications must be submitted online at: https://employment.denison.edu and should include: letter of application; curriculum vitae; contact information for three letters of reference; statement addressing the candidate's teaching interests and scholarly agenda [including estimated time frame of completion of the dissertation if applicable]; transcript [official or unofficial]; teaching evaluations or other evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction [if available]; at least two sample syllabi (including a lower division introductory course in political theory and an upper division course in the institutions of American government) that reflect the kinds of courses the candidate would teach.

To ensure full consideration, completed applications must be received by October 11, 2021.

Denison University is an increasingly diverse, highly selective, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 2300 students from across the nation and around the world. Our college is committed to attracting and supporting an academically and culturally diverse faculty. Granville is located just 30 minutes from the Columbus metropolitan area, the state capital.

To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to attract and hire candidates with diverse backgrounds, experiences and identities. Denison fosters a campus community that recognizes the value of all persons regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender expression and identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socio-economic background. For additional information and resources about diversity at Denison, please see our Diversity Guide ([https://denison.edu/forms/diversity-guide](https://denison.edu/forms/diversity-guide)) . Denison University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

For information, please contact:
Andrew Z. Katz, Chair
Department of Politics and Public Affairs
Denison University
Granville, OH 43023[katz@denison.edu](mailto:katz@denison.edu)Denison University is an academically rigorous liberal arts college with an increasingly diverse campus community. It offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. Denison is located in the village of Granville, 30 minutes from Columbus, Ohio, the state capital, which hosts a wide range of cultural and artistic opportunities. Granville also offers an excellent public school system and easy access to outdoor activities.
*Department:*Politics and Public Affairs Department
*Posting Number:*F 121300178
*Full or Part Time:*Full Time
*Open Date:*08/12/2021
*Open Until Filled:*Yes
*Denison University Background Check Statement:*The final candidate will undergo a background check as a condition of offer of employment.
*Denison University EEO Statement :*To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to attract and hire candidates with diverse backgrounds, experiences and identities. Denison fosters a campus community that recognizes the value of all persons regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender expression and identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socio-economic background. For additional information and resources about diversity at Denison, please see our Diversity Guide (https://denison.edu/forms/diversity-guide). Denison University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
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