The Department of Political Science at Kent State University invites applications for a tenure-track position, open with regard to region and rank, in Comparative Politics, to begin in August 2017. We seek scholars studying marginalization, structures of oppression, and the politics of dissent, with potential topics including, but not limited to: identities (race, gender, sexualities, ethnicity), global inequality, settler colonialism, migration, borders, and labor.

The Political Science Department at KSU is a PhD-granting department with a dynamic, well-published faculty and a robust undergraduate program that encourages students to engage and change the world around them. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to conduct and publish research commensurate with the expectations of a research institution and to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. There will be ample opportunities for collaboration across departments and for community engagement. The teaching load for untenured TT faculty members is two courses per semester.

Applicants should have a PhD in Political Science or cognate field such as Sociology, Black or Africana Studies, Ethnic Studies, Gender Studies, or Sexuality Studies at the time of hire (August 2017). Review of applications will begin in November and continue until the position is filled. Candidates for Assistant Professor should show promise of a quality research agenda and teaching success, and senior scholars should show evidence of scholarly impact in their area of research. Applicants at the Assistant level should submit a CV, a letter of interest, a writing sample, a teaching portfolio, a research plan, graduate transcripts, and three letters of reference; senior-level applicants should submit a CV, a letter of interest, a writing sample, a teaching portfolio, and a list of three references. All applications should be submitted to https://jobs.kent.edu/postings/11194.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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