Assistant or Associate Professor of Political Science
January 11, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
The Department of History, Political Science, and Humanities at Lee University invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position of Assistant or Associate Professor of Political Science beginning in the fall of 2018.
The successful candidate will have a concentration in American Politics and will be expected to teach courses in American Politics, the department's university core course in American Government, and a two-course sequence in Research Methods. An ability and willingness to teach courses in Public Administration would be an asset. Additional duties will include mentoring undergraduate research, advising students in the department’s majors, developing curriculum, serving on university committees, seeking ways to serve the greater community, and working cooperatively with the Department Chair and departmental faculty.
Lee University is a Christ-centered, comprehensive university that is recognized as an emerging leader in higher education in the southeastern region. To apply please send a completed application form (available at the website listed below), curriculum vitae, statement of Christian faith, and statement describing the integration of Christian faith with discipline of expertise, transcripts, three letters of reference, and student evaluations (if available) to Dr. Randy Wood, Chair of the Department of History, Political Science and Humanities, Lee University, P.O. Box 3450, Cleveland, TN 37320-3450. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. For additional information contact Dr. Randy Wood at email@example.com or (423) 614-8137. The application form is available at:
The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in Political Science with a specialty in American Politics, express a strong commitment to faith in Jesus Christ and Christian lifestyle expectations, indicate a commitment to undergraduate education, passionately support the Christian liberal arts, demonstrate college teaching ability, and, effectively integrate Christian faith into the academic discipline and the classroom.
Lee University is a private, comprehensive university located in Cleveland, Tennessee, in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Lee is emerging as a leader in higher education in the southeastern region, and is consistently ranked in the "Top Tier" in the South by U.S. News & World Report (Comprehensive Medium-Size Universities). Lee is also ranked by Princeton Review's "Best Colleges," and ...is one of the 141 colleges named Best in the Southeast.
Over the past two decades, Lee has become one of the largest Christ-centered private institutions in Tennessee, and the largest in the Appalachian College Association. During that period, the university has seen a remarkable transformation that has included significant growth in its academic programs, student enrollment, faculty expertise, and diversity, as well as an expanded sense of mission and vision.
Lee is a Christian institution which offers liberal arts and professional education on both the baccalaureate and graduate levels through residential and distance programs. We seek to provide education that integrates biblical truth as revealed in the Holy Scriptures with truth discovered through the study of arts and sciences and in the practice of various professions. A personal commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior is the controlling perspective from which our educational enterprise is carried out. The foundational purpose of all educational programs at Lee is to develop within the students knowledge, appreciation, understanding, ability, and skills which will prepare them for responsible Christian living in a complex world.