Assistant Professor in Political Methodology
Michigan State University actively promotes a dynamic research and learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.
The Department of Political Science at Michigan State University is seeking to hire a 9-month academic year, tenure system Assistant Professor in Political Methodology that has experience applying data analytics to questions in political science. We are especially interested in candidates using new computational technologies and large-scale data in creative ways to foster knowledge about the political world. Expertise in Bayesian methodologies, temporal or geospatial prediction, network analysis, text analytics, statistical learning, or causal inference are particularly valued. The subfield specialty of the position is open, but the candidate would be expected to teach classes in political and computational methods at the graduate level as well as the Department’s "Introduction to Data Analytics" course for undergraduates.
Successful candidates will have a promising research agenda and strong analytical and empirical skills, a strategy for external funding, as well as aspire to the highest standards of scholarship, professional activity, and commitment to graduate and undergraduate education. Candidates must currently have a Ph.D. or have completed the Ph.D. by the date of hire.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.
Doctorate -Political Methodology
Candidates must have completed a PhD by the date of hire.
A successful candidate will be expected to have a promising research agenda and strong analytical and empirical skills, a strategy for external funding, as well as aspire to the highest standards of scholarship, professional activity, and commitment to graduate and undergraduate education.
Required Application Materials
Applicants must submit a CV, cover letter, research statement, teaching statement, two samples of written work, and a diversity and inclusion statement (a statement addressing how past/and or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance MSU’s commitment to inclusive excellence). Applicants must provide three letters of recommendation. Letters may be sent to Rhonda Burns at email@example.com. Please reference the posting number in the subject line of the email.
Please contact Christian Houle (firstname.lastname@example.org), chair of the search committee, with any questions.
Interested applicants must apply for this position via Michigan State University Applicant Page (MAP). Please access the MAP system at https://careers.msu.edu/en-us/job/504396/assistant-professortenure-system
Review of Applications Begins On 01/04/2021
MSU is located in East Lansing, MI, with easy access to the state capital, Lake Michigan, great school districts, and two large metropolitan areas (Grand Rapids, Detroit). The University is pro-active in exploring opportunities for employment for dual career couples, both inside and outside the University. Information about MSU’s dual career support can be found at http://miwin.msu.edu/.
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