Faculty Position in Political Science/Public Policy

Faculty Position in Political Science/Public Policy


DATE OF APPOINTMENT: Late August, 2017.

QUALIFICATIONS: Though we will consider candidates who are ABD, preference will be given to those who have completed the Ph.D.

THE POSITION: This is a tenure-track position. The successful applicant must be broadly trained in Political Science, with significant coursework in Public Policy and either Comparative Politics or International Relations, and be able to demonstrate effective undergraduate teaching. Specialization within the areas of expertise is open. The standard teaching load is 4-1-3 (including an intensive 3-week January term), with class size capped at 25 in introductory courses and 15 in upper-level courses.

THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Political Science offers majors in Political Science and International Studies, with a Public Policy Analysis major in development. It also serves the college by providing courses for its Liberal Arts Program and a variety of interdisciplinary minors. The two-person department serves about 30 majors and works closely with students and colleagues to achieve impressive student outcomes. It boasts an enviable record of placing graduates in top professional and graduate schools, competitive scholarships and fellowships, and political campaign, NGO and government positions.

THE COLLEGE: Founded in 1882, Hastings College is an private, coeducational, Presbyterian-affiliated, national liberal arts college with an enrollment of about 1200 students. The student/faculty ratio is 14/1. The median ACT composite of entering students is about 24. 

THE COMMUNITY: Hastings (pop. 25,000) is an attractive residential community in South-Central Nebraska, 100 miles west of Lincoln and 15 minutes south of Interstate 80. The city enjoys good public and private schools, offers excellent professional and community services, and serves as a cultural center for a large surrounding area. 

APPLICATIONS:  Candidates who meet the qualifications should send a vita, a personal statement addressing why they want to become a member of the Hastings College faculty, copies of course syllabi and results of teaching evaluations (if available), and either (1) an official credential file or (2) unofficial transcripts of all college and university work, as well as three letters of reference to:

Dr. Liz Frombgen
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Political Science
Hastings College
710 N. Turner Ave.
Hastings, NE 68901

Email: hcsearch@hastings.edu
Phone: 402.461.7321
Fax: 402.461.7778

We will contact you if we need additional materials (i.e. transcripts, letters of recommendation, syllabi).

APPLICATION DEADLINE: To be assured full consideration, all materials should be received by January 30, 2017.