The Department of Political Science & Policy Studies at Elon University invites applications for a continuing track position at the Assistant Professor level beginning in August 2018.
Candidates must hold a PhD in Political Science or a very similar field by August 2018. A successful candidate will teach introductory and capstone courses in American Government, courses in bureaucracy, parties, interest groups and courses in environmental politics and policy.
Candidates should demonstrate commitment to teaching in a liberal arts environment, potential to teach interdisciplinary courses in Elon’s Core Curriculum, ability to supervise undergraduate research in independent studies and senior seminars, and an active scholarship agenda.
Elon is a dynamic private, co-educational, comprehensive institution that is a national model for actively engaging faculty and students in teaching and learning. To learn more about Elon, please visit us at www.elon.edu.
Complete applications, including a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a writing sample, unofficial transcripts, and three letters of recommendation should be sent as one pdf file to POLAmerCT@elon.edu. If preferred the three necessary letters of recommendation can be sent separately to the same e-mail address. Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications must be received by October 1, 2017 to be assured of consideration.
Elon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and welcomes all applicants.
Elon University has built a national reputation as the premier student-centered liberal arts university that values strong relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. Elon's 6,700 students prepare to become the ethical leaders the world needs, putting their knowledge into action on campus, in the community and around the globe. Elon is known for academic excellence across t...he curriculum, and for experiential learning programs in study abroad, undergraduate research, leadership, interfaith dialogue, civic engagement and community service. Elon is ranked the nation's #1 master's-level university for study abroad and is a top-producer of Fulbright Student Scholars and Peace Corps volunteers. U.S. News & World Report recognizes Elon more than any other university in the nation for academic programs that "Focus on Student Success." More than 425 full-time faculty members teach in six academic units: Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences; the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business; the School of Communications; the School of Education; the School of Health Sciences; and the School of Law. Elon's four-year graduation rate of 78 percent ranks in the top 10 percent of U.S. private universities. The student-faculty ratio is 12-1, and the average class size is 20. The university's 636-acre residential campus in the Town of Elon, N.C., is consistently recognized as one of the nation's finest environments for learning. The Elon Phoenix NCAA Division I athletic program is a member of the Colonial Athletic Association.