The Department of Political Science invites applications for an Assistant Professor position beginning August 2018 to teach courses in public policy, public administration, and public management. In addition to teaching an introductory course, the successful candidate will develop a portfolio of upper-level and possibly graduate-level courses. Consistent with the department’s five-year hiring plan, preference will be given to scholars with expertise in urban, health, or environmental policy, but those with expertise in other public policy, public management, and public administration topics also will be given consideration.
The department has over 250 undergraduate majors, and 15 full-time faculty members with a wide range of research and teaching interests. Department faculty also support the MPP and PhD programs in Public Policy, an undergraduate program in Global Studies, and the Sondheim Public Affairs Scholars Program.
UMBC is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a research university--high research activity. The university has a diverse student population of 13,640 graduate and undergraduate students and is located in the dynamic Baltimore-Washington corridor. UMBC is especially proud of the diversity of its student body and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position.
Preference will be given to candidates with a Ph.D. in Political Science, Public Policy, or Public Administration, or a nearly completed dissertation in one of these fields. Candidates must provide evidence of a focused research agenda and of high quality undergraduate teaching experience. Candidates must also demonstrate a commitment to fostering “inclusive excellence,” by describing a commitment or experience with research with underserved and diverse populations, a capacity to respond in pedagogically productive ways to the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds, or other such experience or plans.
Applicants should submit their applications by November 1, 2017 for best consideration. Please submit all application materials - cover letter describing teaching and research experiences and interests, sample syllabi, and formal statement about how the candidate's experiences and interests demonstrate a commitment to "inclusive excellence" - electronically via Interfolio. Three confidential letters of recommendation should also be submitted. Required application materials and submission instructions are available at: apply.interfolio.com/44698.
For questions regarding the position, contact Professor Roy Meyers, Committee Chair at email@example.com.
UMBC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
UMBC is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research and service to benefit the citizens of Maryland. As an Honors University, the campus offers academically talented students a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership. UMBC emphasizes science, engineeri...ng, information technology, human services and public policy at the graduate level. UMBC contributes to the economic development of the State and the region through entrepreneurial initiatives, workforce training, K-16 partnerships, and technology commercialization in collaboration with public agencies and the corporate community. UMBC is dedicated to cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility and lifelong learning.