Assistant Professor of Political Science

Job Title
Assistant Professor of Political Science
West Texas A&M University
Poli Sci & Criminal Justice
Proposed Minimum Salary
Job Location
Canyon, Texas
Job Type
Job Description
The Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice at West Texas A&M University invites applications for a tenure-track teaching position as Assistant Professor of Political Science with an emphasis in the field(s) of cybersecurity, security studies, or related field. Preference will be given to candidates able to contribute to the public administration and public policy curriculum.
West Texas A&M University is a student-centered, learning community dedicated to educating tomorrow?s leaders through innovative academic and co-curricular undergraduate and graduate programs. Applicants must explain how they will actively promote and participate in our student-centered mission, values, and philosophy. All applicants must demonstrate a willingness to learn, support, and promote these initiatives and values.
Work Performed:
Position responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in political science, public administration, and public policy. In addition, the successful candidate must be willing to develop and teach online courses. The successful candidate will have the ability to develop courses in their field of interest. While open to area of specialization, we anticipate the position will contribute across fields and play a central role in the creation of a security studies related master?s program. Additional responsibilities include advising students, supporting student clubs and organizations, conducting and reviewing scholarly research, and active participation in professional organizations.
Necessary Qualifications:
+ Doctorate or expected doctorate in Political Science, Public Administration, Public Policy, or a related field.
+ Ability and willingness to teach American Government and/or State and Local Government.
+ Ability and willingness to teach online courses.
Preferred Qualifications:
+ Experience teaching courses in an online environment.
+ Ability to develop courses or programs related to cyber security, homeland security, or security studies
Applicant Instructions:
Please include the following with your application:
+ Letter of interest
+ Curriculum Vitae
+ Three references
+ Official transcripts
Please attach all documents in the attachment box at the bottom of the "My Experience" page before continuing through the application. Although the attachment box is labeled "CV/Resume," more than one attachment may be uploaded. Once you have submitted your application, you may no longer add documents. If you need assistance with downloading documents, please contact WTAMU Human Resources at HR@wtamu.edu .
Texas law requires that males age 18 through 25 be properly registered with the Selective Service System.
All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution?s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution?s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.
West Texas A&M University is a four-year public university that serves a diverse population of more than 9,900 students representing 48 states, 55 countries and four U.S. territories. In 2016, The Chronicle of Education recognized WTAMU as a ?Great College to Work For? in its annual survey on the academic workplace. WTAMU?s more than 800 employees enjoy a growing, dynamic university built on a foundation of respect, support, camaraderie, engagement and dedication, while students thrive in an atmosphere committed to personal attention and teaching excellence.
West Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to
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