University of Utah Assistant Professor in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position Information

Proposed Faculty Rank Assistant Professor

Department 00142 - Political Science Department

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Tenure Track

New Position to Begin July 1, 2019

Details

The Department of Political Science at the University of Utah seeks applicants for a tenure-track position in American politics with a focus in the courts and public law. This appointment begins July 1, 2019. To be hired as an Assistant Professor, candidates must have a PhD in political science or a related field in-hand by the time of appointment.

The teaching load is two courses per semester, typically a mixture of undergraduate and graduate (M.A. and Ph.D.) offerings. Applicants should be prepared to teach Introduction to American Government, Introduction to Law and Politics, and courses in Constitutional Law and Jurisprudence. Candidates should provide evidence of a sustainable record of high quality research and demonstrate evidence of the ability or the potential to generate extramural funding. Experience contributing to interdisciplinary research teams is also desirable. Applications received by September 24, 2018, will receive full consideration.

Applications should be filed using the online system at http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/80776. Applications should include a cover letter, CV, writing sample, a statement of teaching focus and effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation. As part of the cover letter or teaching statement we invite you to describe how your work and other experience contribute to the success of underrepresented students.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students. The University of Utah offers unparalleled opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborative research. The university is home to the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute (SCI), the Center for High Performance Computing (CHPC), the Global Change and Sustainability Center (GCSC), and a new “iNterdisciplinary EXchange for Utah Science” (NEXUS) research center housed within our new building.

Please email all inquiries to the chair of the search committee, Prof. Matthew Burbank: mburbank@poli-sci.utah.edu

EEO/Diversity Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Notice

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Employees with priorURSservice may elect to enroll in theURSwithin 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits fromURSmust notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information. This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Open Date 08/08/2018

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN00292CF

Type Faculty