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Virginia Commonwealth University Assistant Professor in Richmond, Virginia

School/Unit: College of Humanities and Sciences

Rank: Assistant Professor

Department: Political Science

Purpose of Position:

Enhance the Department’s R1 production and reputation through publications, grant procurement, conference participation, and involvement in the development of a potential graduate program, etc., and contribute to the Department’s undergraduate curriculum.

Position Responsibilities:

The Department of Political Science at Virginia Commonwealth University is seeking applications for a tenure eligible faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank to begin August 2019 to support the Department’s teaching and research mission in the area of American Politics with expertise in American political behavior, broadly defined. The ideal candidate will make use of new and emerging “big data” sources and innovative data collection techniques and analysis. Such methods might include, but are not limited to, survey data, geo-spatial data, network data, text analysis, machine learning, statistical and computer programming, and data visualization.

Candidates who are proficient in statistical science operations research, who develop cutting-edge solutions, and who collaborate across disciplines are particularly desirable, as are candidates with proven track records of grant funding. Though not required, we seek a scholar who can contribute to the University’s mission to address problems of underrepresented and/or urban communities.

Successful candidates will be required to teach undergraduate Research Methods, Introduction to American Politics, and/or the Political Science Senior Seminar capstone course.

Required Qualifications:

• PhD in political science or closely related field at the time of employment • Demonstrated expertise and potential for publication in the faculty area of research • Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU

Preferred Qualifications:

It is preferred that candidates be able to contribute to the existing curriculum, or offer new courses, according to area of expertise. Potential course offerings may include: Media & Politics, Social Movements, Political Parties & Elections, Public Opinion, Urban Politics, Latino Politics, or Politics of Race, Ethnicity, Class & Gender.

The position carries an expectation of service to the department, College and/or University, as well as an expectation of service to the field of political science more broadly.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: www.vcujobs.com

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran's status, political affiliation or disability.