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Assistant Professor of Political Science

Assistant Professor of Political Science
Start Date: September 1, 2014; Salary:Competitive
Application Deadline: Sept. 27, 2013
Subfields: American Government and Politics
Specializations: Congress, the Presidency, Political Parties, and Interest Groups

The Siena College Political Science Department seeks candidates to fill a tenure-track Assistant Professor position. The successful candidate will be expected to teach Introduction to U.S. Politics, Congress, the Presidency, and to also be able to teach courses in at least two of the following areas: Political Parties, Interest Groups, Campaigns and Elections, and the Media. We especially encourage candidates whose teaching and research interests in the areas above address issues of the poor and marginalized, racial, ethnic, and immigrant communities. We seek candidates with a strong commitment to teaching excellence and an active research agenda. Ph.D. prior to appointment preferred.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, teaching evaluations (student and peer reviews if available for past two to three years), sample syllabi, a writing sample, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Electronic submission through Interfolio is required. Please submit materials to:https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/21760 no later than September 27, 2013. Only complete applications will be reviewed. For questions or further information, please contact Diana King, Office Coordinator, School of Liberal Arts at dking@siena.edu.

Siena College is committed to attracting, supporting, and retaining a diverse faculty. We actively encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, veterans, and others who may make a positive contribution to the diversification of ideas and perspectives.

Siena College is a coeducational, independent, liberal arts college in the Franciscan and Catholic tradition located in New York’s Capital District. Salary and benefits are competitive.

Siena College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Siena College surveys all job applicants in accordance with the U.S. Department of Labor’s affirmative action requirements. Therefore, we request that in addition to your application, you complete the Equal Employment Opportunity Data Form provided on the Interfolio site. Any information you choose to provide on the Equal Employment Opportunity Data Form will be treated as personal and confidential and will be kept separate from your application for employment. Your cooperation is important to maintain an effective equal opportunity program at Siena College and is greatly appreciated.