Assistant Professor of Political Science - St. Edward's University in Austin Texas

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St. Edward's University

Austin, Texas 78704-6489

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Assistant Professor of Political Science

School of Behavioral and Social Sciences


We seek a broadly-trained scholar with the ability to teach judicial politics, constitutional law, research methods and social science statistics. Applicants will also teach courses in the university's General Education program and courses in the candidate's areas of interest within American Politics.

In line with the St. Edward's University mission statement the campus is actively engaged in the pursuit of social justice and candidates must demonstrate an appreciation and commitment to diversity. An inclusive faculty body is highly valued as we strive to create a diverse learning environment to prepare our students for success in a global and multicultural world.


The successful candidate will teach four courses per semester (with the opportunity to apply for course reduction to pursue research opportunities), advise undergraduate students, and participate in the wider life of the university and community. Scholarly activity is expected, especially to the degree that it may involve or inspire undergraduate students or have positive contributions to teaching and learning.


Applicants must have a PhD in Political Science, be committed to teaching and demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching and research with undergraduate students. Applicants must be compatible with the diversity goals of the School of Behavioral and Social Sciences and the Mission Statement of St. Edward's University which requires faculty to teach students the skills needed to be independent and productive and encourages individuals to confront the critical issues of society and to seek justice and peace.

About St. Edward's University

Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 5,300 diverse students located in Austin, Texas. It is an exciting time to be part of the St. Edward's community as the university increases its global engagement to educate students for the opportunities and challenges of a 21st century world.

Application Process

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled. Applicants will apply at and attach the following: a cover letter discussing their ability to contribute to the university's mission; CV; teaching statement; research statement summary (1 page); transcripts (unofficial at this stage – or a list of courses in which you enrolled in graduate school); list of three references.

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St. Edward's University is an equal opportunity employer and hires only U. S. citizens and documented workers.

Keyword Phrases

Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume