Posted On: Friday, September 21, 2012 Position Type: Faculty College/Division: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Department: Political Science Contact: Brendon Swedlow | bswed...@niu.edu
RESPONSIBILITIES The Department of Political Science and the Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability and Energy at Northern Illinois University anticipate hiring a tenure-track assistant professor in environmental policy, beginning August 2013. The position is open to applicants from any subfield in political science. Reflecting NIUs commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration in education and scholarship, the position will hold joint appointment status, but will be tenurable in the Department of Political Science. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong record of or potential for scholarly research, teaching excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate level, and the ability to work with diverse student populations. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a core course in environmental studies. The Department of Political Science has 30 faculty members and offers B.A., B.S., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees. The Institute has 19 faculty associates, offers B.A. and B.S. degrees, and is developing a graduate program. For more information, please visit polisci.niu.edu/polisci/ and www.niu.edu/ese/ NIU is located in DeKalb, a welcoming and rapidly growing city 65 miles west of downtown Chicago. It has an enrollment of more than 24,000 students, including a graduate student body of over 6,400. REQUIRED SKILLS An earned Ph.D. in political science is required by the starting date of the appointment. PREFERRED SKILLS Preference will be given to candidates who can teach an introductory course in public policy. MATERIALS Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants must send a cover letter, a statement describing how their scholarship will contribute to the missions of both the Department and the Institute, a curriculum vitae, writing samples, evidence of teaching effectiveness, appropriate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to Brendon Swedlow, Chair of Environmental Policy Search, at pols_stepsea...@niu.edu. Review of completed applications will begin on November 1, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. In compliance with the Illinois Campus Security Act, before an offer of employment is made, the university will conduct a pre-employment background investigation, which includes a criminal background check. In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. NIU recognizes Dual Career issues.