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Government - Assistant Professor of Public Policy
St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York
Date Posted September 14, 2021
History/Political Science/Geography
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

The Government Department at St. Lawrence University invites applications for a tenure-track position in American and comparative public policy. The successful candidate will be prepared teach foundational courses in public policy/policy analysis from a comparative perspective, other upper-level courses in their areas of expertise (such as advanced policy courses, parties and elections, state and local politics, Congress, etc.), as well as the introductory course in American politics and, on occasion, the introductory course in comparative politics.  Candidates who specialize in health or education policy are particularly invited to apply, though all policy areas will be considered. The position begins August 2022, and the teaching load is three courses per semester. 

The successful candidate will join a department of 11 full-time faculty members who are passionate about supporting our liberal arts curriculum through diverse and inclusive pedagogies and scholarly agendas. Our supportive department colleagues regularly provide feedback and mentoring to new faculty to foster pedagogical and professional development. We encourage applications from candidates who identify with groups that are historically underrepresented in the academy.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants should have their Ph.D. in Political Science or Public Policy by August 15, 2022, but ABD candidates may be considered.

Interested applicants must apply online at http://employment.stlawu.edu uploading all required materials which are defined in the “special instructions to applicant” section.  Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2021. Applications submitted after this date will be reviewed as needed. Questions about the position may be sent to Dr. Kristin McKie (kmckie@stlawu.edu), Search Chair.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

Located at 23 Romoda Drive, Canton, NY, St. Lawrence University is a coeducational, private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,400 students from more than 40 states and 40 nations. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global.

The University is committed to and seeks diversity among its faculty, staff and students. Such a commitment ensures an atmosphere that is diverse and complex in ways that are intellectually and socially enriching for the entire campus community. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups, as well as from individuals with experience teaching or working in a multicultural environment, are encouraged. St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For additional information about St. Lawrence, please visit http://www.stlawu.edu.

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