The Department of Government at Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position to begin August 2022. The successful candidate will teach classes in the department's Master of Public Administration (MPA) program and undergraduate political science program. Departmental teaching needs include courses related to public administration and American government. Candidates should contribute to departmental course offerings on topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in a public administration or public policy context. These topics might include, but are not limited to, gender, immigration, race, ethnicity, sexual identity, or their intersections. The successful hire will also teach Introduction to American Government. Candidates must be able to develop and teach fully online courses.
The teaching load is 12 hours per semester. Successful candidates should be, or have the potential to be, a high-quality teacher and an active scholar.
Questions about the position can be directed to Anne Cizmar at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin on January 18, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.
A Ph.D. in Public Administration, Political Science, Public Policy, Public Affairs, or a related field from an accredited or internationally recognized institution is required at the time of appointment.
In addition to the Applicant Documents identified below, applicants should submit:
Three confidential letters of recommendation
Diversity, equity, and inclusion statement that describes candidate's past or future/planned contributions to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching, research, and service as well as campus environment.
Position Title: Assistant Professor - Public Administration
Eastern Kentucky University is a regional, coeducational, public institution of higher education offering general and liberal arts programs, pre-professional and professional training in education and various other fields at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Located in Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, Eastern has a distinguished record of more than a century of educational service to the Commonwealth. Situated near the heart of the Bluegrass, Richmond is served by a network of major highways that make Eastern easily accessible from all parts of Kentucky and surrounding states. Richmond is 26 miles southeast of Lexington, Kentucky. Interstate Highways I-75 (north-south) and I-64 (east-west) make the metropolitan areas of Cincinnati, 112 miles to the north, and Louisville, 110 miles to the west, within convenient distance by automobile. Richmond is also served by U.S. Route 25 from Southeastern Kentucky and Kentucky Route 52 from the east and west. The Bluegrass, Mountain, Daniel Boone, and Cumberland Parkways provide even greater accessibility by automobile since the city is located near the convergence of these arterial highways into the interstate system. Richmond, ...the county seat of Madison County, is one of the Commonwealth's fastest-growing cities, with about 33,000 residents. The community provides an excellent environment for the university student and boasts a regional shopping mall, theaters, live entertainment, fine dining, cultural events and activities, as well as many areas of historic and scenic interest. Fort Boonesborough State Park, birthplace of Kentucky, is located 12 miles to the north. Many other historical sites are within easy driving distance. Scenic and recreational areas surround this section of the state .