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Pocatello, ID


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Non-Classified Opening

Assistant Professor, Political Science (1221)

Non-Classified Classification

Idaho State University

Open for Recruitment: February 8, 2017 - May 8, 2017
Announcement # NONCLS057607
Salary Range: DOE -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Pocatello

SPECIAL NOTIFICATION:  This position is exempt from classified state service and the rules of the Division of Human Resources and the Idaho Personnel Commission.

Posting Number: req454
9 Month Full-Time
College of Arts and Letters
Pocatello – Main
Apply online at https://isu.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=454

Primary Purpose
Tenure track appointment as Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science, College of Arts & Letters. Fields of focus include public administration and international relations and/or comparative politics. This appointment will begin Fall 2017. Located in Pocatello, Idaho, Idaho State University has an enrollment of more than 12,000 students. (Visit www.isu.edu for more information.) The Department of Political Science has one of the largest graduate programs in the College of Arts & Letters. Numerous outdoor recreational activities are popular in the region and the area is well known for mountain biking, hiking, fishing, rock climbing, kayaking, and skiing. Located in southeast Idaho, Pocatello is 2.5 hours or less by car to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, Sun Valley, Grand Targhee, Jackson Hole, and Salt Lake City. If you have questions, please contact the Department of Political Science, at 208-282-2211 or email at pols@isu.edu.

Key Responsibilities
The position carries a 3-3 teaching load of undergraduate and graduate courses. Faculty are expected to have an active research agenda and carry out service obligations.

Minimum Qualifications
A doctorate in Political Science, Public Administration or a related field is preferred but ABDs will be considered (a candidate would have to have their doctorate completed by August, 2017).

Preferred Qualifications
The ideal candidate would have expertise and be able to teach in two subfields: (1) public administration and (2) international relations and/or comparative politics. The ability to teach general courses in public administration, more specialized courses in financial administration and budgeting, politics and organization of NGOs, politics of developing areas, international sustainable development, and comparative public administration would be an asset. The candidate will also teach an introductory course.

Apply online at https://isu.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=454

Please submit the following documents with your application:
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter which specifically includes a teaching philosophy and a list of courses that the applicant could teach; curriculum vita that includes a sample of scholarly research and teaching evaluations; unofficial transcripts (official transcripts will be required of the successful applicant); as well as the names and contact information for three (3) professional references.

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by March 1, 2017. However, the position will remain open until filled. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Includes a competitive benefits package. Offers of employment may be conditional pending successful completion of a background investigation.

Idaho State University's Jeanne Clery report, federally required reporting, provides crime, arrest and fire statistics for the previous three years that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by Idaho State University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies about alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, personal practices, disciplinary procedures, fire safety and other matters. This report can be accessed on the following website:
ISU Clery Report

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.