Primary Purpose of Position
The Department of History and Political Science at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor in Political Science. The position’s primary responsibilities include teaching undergraduate level courses, conducting research, student advising, student mentoring and recruitment, curriculum development, conducting scholarly activities, and other activities required for tenure. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, engaging in accreditation procedures, program assessment and service to the department, College and University as needed.
Primary Function of Organizational Unit
The primary goals of the History and Political Science Department are to foster students’ aspirations, to cultivate intellectual curiosity, and to prepare graduates for successful careers. Departmental courses are designed to develop skills in written and oral communication, ethical reasoning, critical thinking, intercultural and global awareness, and scholarly research. The department’s curriculum promotes the development of reason, an understanding of the past, and reflective inquiry to inspire informed, engaged citizens. The unit is one of six departments within the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, which also houses the Departments of Criminal Justice, English, Journalism and Mass Communication, Liberal Studies, and Visual and Performing Arts. CAHSS enrolls more than 1,950 students and has more than 160 faculty members.
With an award-winning faculty, intensive research programs, and community-focused initiatives, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is the nation’s largest historically black university with an enrollment of more than 12,500 students. NC A&T is an 1890 land-grant, doctoral higher research institution and one of 17 constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina System.
NC A&T has ranked third in the University of North Carolina System in sponsored research funding for more than a decade. The university is a leading producer of change agents and global leaders for the careers of today and tomorrow in disciplines of science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), business, and the arts and humanities. NC A&T offers degree programs at the baccalaureate, masters and doctoral levels.
A Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in the field of political science by the anticipated date of appointment.
Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education
Applicant should have a minimum of two years of demonstrated excellence in teaching and creative/research activities. The desired candidate also will be service-oriented with excellent people skills and the ability to motivate students toward shared goals.