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Faculty, Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor - POLS Race and Ethnicity
Utah Valley University

Date Posted Jul. 27, 2018
Title Faculty, Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor - POLS Race and Ethnicity
University Utah Valley University
Department N/A
Application Deadline 10/1/2018
Position Start Date August 2019
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  • Orem, UT
    United States
  • Assistant Professor
  • Political Science - American
    Political Science - General

Faculty, Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor - POLS Race and Ethnicity

Position Category: Faculty - Tenure Track (FT)


Utah Valley University is searching for a tenure-track faculty member for the History and Political Science Department. Under the supervision of the department's chair, teaches political science lower division curriculum as well as upper division courses associated with American politics. This would also include courses in the areas of race and ethnicity politics, minority politics, immigration politics, and public opinion. Candidate would also seek ways to fulfill the guiding concepts of the college and university as embodied in the philosophy, mission, values and vision of the university.

Required Qualifications:

Candidates should have graduated from an accredited institution with a doctoral degree in Political Science or have a firm commitment to completion by August 2019.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge and skills in the politics of race and ethnicity, minority politics, immigration politics, public opinion, and research methods.
  • Evidence of a successful teaching record, demonstrated research skills, effective communication skills, and commitment to service and professional development.
  • Ability to manage, motivate, and evaluate students in upper and lower division courses.
  • Ability to write research findings, publish, and present research at conferences.

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates should have expertise in the politics of race and ethnicity, minority politics, immigration politics, media and politics, and public opinion in the United States,as well as have the ability to teach survey and experimental methods courses within the department.

Physical Requirements:

Have the ability to teach students, operate computers and other equipment associated with the classroom.
Frequently standing, sitting, and walking. Frequent fine-hand manipulation associated with the use of a computer.

Benefits Summary:

UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

FLSA: Exempt

Pay Range: DOQ

Advertisement Number: FAC28918 History/Political Science Faculty 10/01/2018

Open Date: 07/26/2018

Review Start Date: 10/01/2018

Close Date: 10/1/2018

Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicant: If you plan to attend the American Political Science Association conference, please email you curriculum vita and cover letter by August 15 to Dr. Steven Sylvester, Search Committee Chair at:
We will meet with a limited number of applicants during the conference; however, all applicants will have equal consideration, regardless of attendance.

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Employment decisions are made on the basis of an applicants qualifications and ability to perform the job without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and over), disability, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


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