University of Utah Visiting Assistant Professor in Salt Lake City, Utah
Proposed Faculty Rank Visiting Assistant Professor
Department 00142 - Political Science Department
City Salt Lake City, UT
Track Non Tenure Track
New Position to Begin 8/12/19
The Department of Political Science at the University of Utah seeks applicants for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Comparative Politics (regional area of focus is open). This appointment begins August 12, 2019. Candidates must have a PhD in political science or a related field in-hand by the time of appointment.
The teaching load is six courses for the academic year (2019-2020) with teaching responsibilities in the Department of Political Science and the Honors College. Applicants should be prepared to teach Introduction to Comparative Politics, relevant region-specific courses (based on the candidate’s expertise), and research methods at the undergraduate level. Candidates should provide evidence of relevant teaching experience; experience with online course instruction is also valued. Applications received by March 22nd, 2019 will receive full consideration.
Applications should include a cover letter, CV, 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.
Please email all inquiries to the chair of the search committee, Professor Hakan Yavuz: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“ URS ”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.
This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.
Special Instructions for Candidates
Open Date 01/09/2019
Open Until Filled Yes
Requisition Number PRN00361CF