UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-ST LOUIS
Nonprofit Management and American Politics - Tenure-track
The University of Missouri-St. Louis invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level with expertise in the areas of Nonprofit Management & Leadership and in American Politics. The ability to teach a graduate course in quantitative methods is desirable. The person filling this position will have an appointment in the Political Science department and the NASPAA-accredited Public Policy Administration program within Political Science. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Nonprofit Management, Public Administration, Political Science, or a closely related field by the date of the appointment, August 15, 2020.
We seek an active scholar oriented to research and publication, high quality teaching and community engagement. The department is also interested in candidates whose research and teaching interests respect and integrate a variety of methodological approaches. The normal teaching load, assuming an active research agenda, is two courses per semester. Salary is competitive.
The Department of Political Science
The mission of the Department of Political Science is to promote greater understanding of politics, government, and public policy by creating new knowledge, bringing new perspectives to existing knowledge, and disseminating scholarship to students and to the regional, national, and global communities. We offer a BA, an MA and a PhD in Political Science, a BA in International Relations, and a BS and a Master's in Public Policy Administration. Our department has a special responsibility to anchor our community with objective knowledge, civility, empathy, and democratic engagement; faculty work with UMSL's Community Innovation and Action Center and with community organizations.
The department maintains a high, steady level of quality publication of peer reviewed books, articles and chapters. The UMSL Political Science faculty rank about in the top ten percent of faculty in peer departments in all Public and Carnegie R-2 universities. The department also emphasizes first-rate teaching, and faculty have received numerous teaching awards. UMSL Political Scientists are very active, very visible representatives of the campus who are actively engaged in our community. The department's long-standing commitment to inclusion is reflected in the diversity of its faculty, students, and curriculum.
The University of Missouri-St. Louis
Established in 1963 in suburban St. Louis, UMSL is the largest public university in eastern Missouri with a current enrollment of over 16,000 in day and evening sessions. This metropolitan research and teaching institution is consistently recognized for its strong programs across disciplines, and it is considered a primary driver of the St. Louis economy, providing industries with educated and capable employees and leaders. UMSL is committed to meeting the diverse needs in the state's largest metropolitan community and, accordingly, is educating traditional and nontraditional students in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs so they are prepared to be leaders in health professions; liberal and fine arts; science and technology; and in metropolitan and international affairs such as business, education and public policy. UMSL is a leader in partnerships with key institutions in the St. Louis Region. Alliances and programs have resulted from collaborations with the Missouri Botanical Garden, Saint Louis Zoo, St. Louis Science Center, Danforth Plant Science Center, and many others.
UMSL is one of four institutions in the University of Missouri land-grant system and is classified as RU-H (high research activity) and as a Community Engaged Campus by Carnegie rankings. Both the campus and the College of Arts and Science are committed to an inclusive campus community that values and respects all its members and achieves educational excellence through diversity. We encourage applications from individuals from diverse and minority backgrounds, including individuals with disabilities and veterans. For further information about UMSL, please see: http://www.umsl.edu/proud/index.html.
The Search Process
Applicants must apply online at www.umsl.jobs and submit a cover letter outlining qualifications and interests, and a CV, Applicants also should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to David Robertson, Chair, Department of Political Science, One University Blvd., St. Louis, MO, 63121. Review of applications will begin on October 15 and will continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start date is August 15, 2020. Inquiries and nominations for the position can be sent to David Robertson (firstname.lastname@example.org). The University of Missouri-St. Louis is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.