The Political Science Department at Bridgewater State University houses one of three the NASPAA Accredited Master of Public Administration programs in the state of Massachusetts. The department's faculty members are dedicated to the highest standards of teaching, scholarship and professional, university and community service. The undergraduate program offers degrees in four concentrations including international affairs, public administration, American politics and legal studies while the MPA program offers a concentration in civic and nonprofit leadership. We are looking for faculty who are committed to helping the department achieve future growth.
Two-thirds of our students are first-generation college students, students of color, and/or Pell Grant recipients; BSU is committed to the achievement of academic excellence by students from diverse backgrounds. BSU is primarily a teaching institution with ample opportunity for research (especially in collaboration with students). Internal funds are available for faculty scholarship and professional travel.
The Political Science Department invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position to begin in the fall semester of 2018 at the level of assistant professor. This is an open field search but the successful candidate will be expected to teach courses on Nongovernmental Organizations, Nonprofit Management, Interest Groups and Introduction to American Government. An ability to teach other graduate courses in the department's Master of Public Administration Program would be an asset.
Earned Ph.D., commitment to teaching excellence, and evidence of scholarly activity in the field of political science, public administration, nonprofit management or public policy are required.
Applicants should be strongly committed to excellence in teaching and advising, and to working in a multicultural environment that fosters diversity. They should also have an ability to use technology effectively in teaching and learning, the ability to work collaboratively, evidence of scholarly activity, and a commitment to public higher education.
Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.
Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.
Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position:
*a minimum of three (3) professional reference entries.
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Since its founding in 1840, Bridgewater has remained steadfast in its commitment to empower individuals and instill in its community an abiding desire to advance the public good. Our rigorous and dynamic academic environment encourages students and faculty to develop their strengths and become leaders in their fields. At the same time, we strive to lead by example. As the university continues to build momentum, we continuously reinvest in the success of our students and our region.