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Job ID: PS #00000831


Public Affairs

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Date Posted:

July 13, 2017

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Open until filled

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California State University-East Bay: College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences: Political Science

Assistant Professor of Political Science (Comparative Politics/International Relations), Tenure-Track Faculty_18-19 POSC-COMPPOLITCS/INTRELATIONS-TT [Position PS #00000831]

Location: Hayward/ Concord/ Online, CA


THE UNIVERSITY: California State University, East Bay is known for award-winning programs, expert instruction, a diverse student body of over 15,000 students, and a choice of more than 100 career-focused fields of study. For the past three years our campus has been the recipient of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine. We are proud of our diversity and committed to providing an inclusive and stimulating environment for all our students. The University's main campus is in Hayward, with branches in Contra Costa County, Online and in Oakland, California. Our 900+ faculty offer bachelor's degrees in 47 fields, minors in 51 fields, master's degrees in 33 fields, 9 credentials programs, 12 certificate options, and 1 doctoral degree program. http://www20.csueastbay.edu/ All California State University campuses, including CSUEB, will become smoke and tobacco-free effective September 1, 2017.

THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Political Science offers a B.A. degree that provides both a strong background in social science and excellent professional preparation for students. The major offers three distinct paths to completion, the traditional major and options in pre-law and public affairs and administration. The two options offer interdisciplinary pre-professional curricula. The department is strong in every aspect of American government (national, state and local institutions, public policy, public law, public administration and ethnic/minority politics), as well as Comparative Politics and International Relations.

DUTIES OF THE POSITION: The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in Comparative Politics, Comparative Law, International Relations, and other coursework as assigned. In addition to teaching, all faculty have advising responsibilities, assist the department with administrative and/or committee work, and are expected to assume campus-wide committee responsibilities. Please note that teaching assignments at California State University, East Bay include courses at the Hayward, Concord and Online campuses.

RANK AND SALARY: Assistant Professor. Salary is dependent upon educational preparation and experience. Subject to budgetary authorization.

DATE OF APPOINTMENT: Fall Semester, 2018.



Candidates must have an earned Ph.D. in Political Science at the effective date of the appointment.

Candidates with teaching experience at the university level are preferred. Candidates with experience teaching in various formats (in-person, hybrid and fully online classes), as well as evidence of teaching effectiveness, are preferred.

Preferred candidates would include those:

With research agendas focused on Comparative Politics and any of the following topics - refugees, migration, or closely-related topics,

With a record of scholarly activity in the above mentioned subfield and topics, and

Who demonstrate knowledge of multiple regions such as Europe and Latin America

Strong preference for candidates with awareness of issues of diversity and social justice, as well as with innovative pedagogy for students from diverse educational and cultural backgrounds.

Candidates should demonstrate experience in teaching, mentoring, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Additionally, applicants must demonstrate a record of scholarly activity. This University is fully committed to the rights of students, staff and faculty with disabilities in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. For more information about the University's program supporting the rights of our students with disabilities see: http://www20.csueastbay.edu/af/departments/as/


APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2017. The position will be considered open until filled.

To apply, please submit the following required documents through Interfolio (see "Apply Now," below):

Letter of application, which addresses the qualifications noted in the position announcement;

Complete and current vita;

One (1) writing sample;

One-page teaching statement that explains your teaching philosophy and pedagogical approaches;

One-page research statement that discusses your research agenda;

One-page diversity statement that addresses how you engage a diverse student population in your teaching, research, mentoring, and advising; and

Three (3) confidential letters of recommendation.

If available, the applicants may also submit the following optional documents.

Course syllabi;

Student evaluation of courses taught by the applicant; and

Additional writing samples.

Note: California State University, East Bay hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All offers of employment are contingent upon presentation of documents demonstrating the appointee's identity and eligibility to work in accordance with provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act. A background check (including a criminal records check and prior employment verification) must be completed and cleared prior to the start of employment.

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