Assistant/Associate Professor Tenure System
Michigan State University actively promotes a dynamic research and learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.
The Department of Political Science at Michigan State University is seeking to hire for a 9-month academic year, tenure system Open Rank Assistant/Associate Professor with specialty in Public Policy and American Politics. We are especially interested in candidates with research agendas at the nexus of public policy and minority politics (particularly education policy and/or urban politics). The candidate would be expected to teach classes in minority politics and public policy at the undergraduate and graduate level, for the department’s PhD or Master of Public Policy (MPP) programs. The Department also intends for this position to support our InnovateGov experiential learning program in Detroit for undergraduate and MPP students.
This position is part of the inaugural 1855 Professorship cohort at Michigan State University. The position will be part of a cohort at the university level to advance diversity, equity and inclusion, as well as high-impact and innovative research and teaching.
Successful candidates will have a promising research agenda and strong analytical and empirical skills, a strategy for external funding, as well as aspire to the highest standards of scholarship, professional activity, and commitment to graduate and undergraduate education.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.
Doctorate -Political Science
Candidates must currently have a Ph.D. or have completed the Ph.D. by the date of hire. Candidates with PhDs outside of Political Science are most welcome to apply, with an expectation that the tenure home will be in Political Science.
A successful candidate will be expected to have a promising research agenda and strong analytical and empirical skills, a strategy for external funding, as well as aspire to the highest standards of scholarship, professional activity, and commitment to graduate and undergraduate education.
Required Application Materials
Interested applicants must apply for this position via Michigan State University Applicant Tracking System. Please access the system at https://careers.msu.edu.
Applicants must submit a CV, cover letter, research statement, teaching statement, two samples of written work, and a diversity and inclusion statement (a statement addressing how past/and or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance MSU’s commitment to inclusive excellence). Applicants at the rank of Assistant Professor must provide name and email contact information for three references. Applicants who are applying for consideration as Associate Professor must provide name and email contact information for three to five references.
The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: https://msu.edu/together-we-will/
Please contact Sarah Reckhow (email@example.com), chair of the search committee, with any questions.
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MSU is located in East Lansing, MI, with easy access to the state capital, Lake Michigan, great school districts, and two large metropolitan areas (Grand Rapids, Detroit). The University is pro-active in exploring opportunities for employment for dual career couples, both inside and outside the University. Information about MSU's dual career support can be found at http://miwin.msu.edu/.
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