Assistant Professor of Political Science
Texas Lutheran University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Political Science, in the Department of Political Science, Sociology, and Geography. Appointment is to begin August 2023. The anticipated rank for this position is Assistant Professor.
Requirements for the position include:
- Ph.D. in Political Science, Politics, or Government (ABDs with appropriate assurances of completion date may be considered)
- Ability to teach courses in comparative politics and international relations, as well as the introductory course in American Politics
- Ability to teach the department’s course in data analysis and quantitative methodology
- Evidence of effective teaching and commitment to continued professional development
- Ability to work collegially with other faculty members and staff in the department and across campus
- Affirmation of the mission of Texas Lutheran University, a nationally recognized institution of the liberal arts and sciences in the Lutheran tradition (ELCA)
In our selection, preference may be given to candidates who also offer one or more of the following:
- Interest in contributing to the institution’s general education curriculum and in teaching classes that support Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion goals
- Interest in advising undergraduate students
- International experience
- Proficiency in a language other than English
Texas Lutheran University, a Hispanic Serving Institution, seeks applicants who are eager to join a culturally diverse community of learning. Our student body, reflective of the diversity of the State of Texas, is well over 40% Hispanic, with a strong African American presence as well. Candidates who have professional skills, experience, and/or the willingness to engage in teaching, collaborative research, and community service with our diverse student body are particularly sought.
Salary is competitive, with excellent benefits. Texas Lutheran University is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The ELCA’s 26 colleges and universities value and practice academic freedom while preparing women and men for lives of leadership and service in a diverse world. For more information, consult our website at www.tlu.edu.
Texas Lutheran University has been consistently recognized as a “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Texas Lutheran University (TLU) is an official U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” selection among regional colleges in the West, ranking second on the list for “Best Value,” and fifth overall. This is the eighth consecutive year TLU has been featured on the “Best Value” rankings. Other notable recognitions include TLU’s acknowledgment as a top 20 regional college for Social Mobility—the fourth year the university has appeared in this category.
The University is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and is also subject to the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA). Texas Lutheran University is committed to enhancing diversity and inclusion across all levels of the University. Candidates who believe they can contribute to this goal are strongly encouraged to apply.
Please submit a letter of application addressing the above criteria, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests, five professional references (names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers), and arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be submitted separately. All materials must be submitted electronically to:
Dr. Steve Boehm
Department of Political Science, Sociology, and Geography
Review of applications will begin on October 31 and continue until the position is filled.