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Assistant Teaching Professor - Political Science - American Politics
Faculty
BGSU Main Campus
04/05/2021
04/30/2021
Ends at 11:59 pm Bowling Green, OH local time
Salary commensurate with education & experience

The Department of Political Science at Bowling Green State University invites applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor position in the field of American Politics to start August, 2021. This is a qualified rank (non-tenure track), renewable position. 

Successful candidates are expected to be effective teachers. They will be expected to teach courses in American politics, broadly defined, at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The teaching load is 4/4.  Faculty are expected to be actively engaged in the governance of the department. 

- Ph.D.  or equivalent in political science or a closely related discipline (e.g., government). ABDs are eligible to apply provided that all requirements for the doctoral degree are met before the start date.
- College-level teaching experience in political science, as instructor of record or TA. 
- Area of specialization is American politics, as indicated by graduate comprehensive or qualifying examination or dissertation research.
- Effective teaching of undergraduate students, as demonstrated by the contents of the Portfolio of Teaching Effectiveness (see below).
- Experience teaching Introduction to American Government and at least one other course.
- Evidence of high-impact or enterprising teaching practices across platforms within Portfolio of Teaching Effectiveness (see below).
- Evidence of professional pedagogical development within Portfolio of Teaching Effectiveness (see below) or Cover Letter.
 
Preferred Qualification
- Experience teaching undergraduate or graduate courses in public administration
Credentials Required for Application 
- Cover letter including discussion of teaching experience and research interests
- Curriculum vitae
- Writing sample (e.g., a dissertation proposal or chapter, academic journal article, working paper to be submitted to a journal)
- Statement of contributions or commitment to diversity in higher education
- Portfolio of Teaching Effectiveness, which includes, a statement of teaching philosophy, a sample syllabus, and quantitative and qualitative evaluations of teaching, if available. 
- Contact information for three professional academic referees who will provide a current (dated within the past year) letter of reference that should address quality of teaching
- Copies of transcripts indicating all relevant graduate course work, indicating highest degree completed
 
Application Process:
In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Bowling Green State University, please call 419-372-8421. Background check and official transcript showing highest degree earned required for employment.
 
Application Deadline: Application must be received by April 30, 2021.
 
Information about Program and College: 
Bowling Green State University is a residential campus located in northwest Ohio approximately 20 miles south of Toledo, Ohio and 70 miles from Ann Arbor, Michigan and the Detroit airport. BGSU offers more than 200 undergraduate majors and programs, 47 master’s degree programs, and 17 doctoral degree programs. U.S. News and World Report names BGSU as one of the top public universities nationwide with a strong commitment to first-year programs that lead to success. Approximately 20,000 students (including 2900 graduate students) attend BGSU. Over 17% of our students identify as persons of color, and nearly 5% are international students. Of BGSU’s 1200 faculty members, 13% identify as persons of color, 4% hail from different countries. The Division of Diversity and Belonging coordinates affinity groups for faculty and staff who identify as persons of color, Latinx, LGBTQ+, and as persons with disabilities. The University is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. For more information, please visit: www.bgsu.edu. 
 
The Political Science department offers a baccalaureate degree (B.A.) in political science and a Master’s in Public Administration. The B. A. in political science provides students with a broad understanding of government, politics, and public and international affairs. It strengthens writing, speaking, and critical thinking skills that are essential for most careers. Many of our majors pursue advanced degrees in Law, Public Administration, Business, and Political Science.  In addition, because nonprofit organizations play a vital role in the well-being and development of our society, the department also offers a minor in nonprofit administration. Courses in the minor are taught with an emphasis on experiential learning, combining theory and applied skills to prepare students to become future leaders within the nonprofit sector. The Department seeks to increase the diversity of its faculty in order to better serve students and the community. 
 
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Assistant Teaching Professor, starting August 2021. This is a full-time, qualified rank (non-tenure track), renewable position.

Responsibilities: Teach introductory, upper-division, and graduate courses in American Politics, broadly defined. The teaching load is 4/4. 

Minimum Qualifications: Doctoral degree in Political Science or related field (e.g., government) (ABDs will be considered as long as the requirements for the degree are completed by August 2021); College-level teaching experience in political science, as instructor of record or TA; Area of specialization is American politics, as indicated by graduate comprehensive or qualifying examination or dissertation research; Effective teaching of undergraduate students, as demonstrated by the contents of the Portfolio of Teaching Effectiveness (see below); Experience teaching Introduction to American Government and at least one other course; Evidence of high-impact or enterprising teaching practices across platforms within Portfolio of Teaching Effectiveness (see below); Evidence of professional pedagogical development within Portfolio of Teaching Effectiveness (see below) or Cover Letter. Preferred Qualification: Experience teaching undergraduate or graduate courses in public administration. 

Credentials Required for Application: Cover letter describing teaching experience and research interests; Curriculum vitae; Writing sample (e.g., a dissertation proposal or chapter, academic journal article, working paper to be submitted to a journal); Statement of contributions or commitment to diversity in higher education; Portfolio of Teaching Effectiveness, which includes a statement of teaching philosophy, a sample syllabus, and quantitative and qualitative teaching evaluations (if available); Contact information for three professional academic referees who will provide a current letter of reference that should address quality of teaching (dated within the past year); Copies of transcripts indicating all relevant graduate course work and highest degree completed.

For a complete job description & instructions on how to apply for this position visit https://bgsu.hiretouch.com/ or contact the Office of Human Resources, BGSU.
 
Application deadline is April 30, 2021

Background check and official transcript showing highest degree earned required for employment. 

BGSU is an AA/EEO/Vet employer dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment. We encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities regardless of age, gender identity, genetic information, religion, or sexual orientation. If you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Bowling Green State University, please call 419-372-8421.

 

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