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FACULTY PROFILE"I have extremely high expectations of myself and of my students. I want them to actually excel and exceed me. I raise the bar very high." More
Professor of Sociology
Open Rank Professor of Political Science
Date Posted: 10/03/2012
Soka University of America (SUA) is seeking to fill an open rank position in Political Science with an emphasis in American Politics, beginning August 2013, to be housed within the Social and Behavioral Sciences Concentration (SBS). The successful candidate will teach courses and conduct research in one or more of the following areas: Urban Politics, the Judiciary, Politics and Law, American Government and Institutions, or Public Policy. Preference will be given to candidates whose research and teaching compliment the Social and Behavioral Sciences Concentration's emphasis on social justice, race and ethnicity, gender, education, the environment, and/or poverty and development. The successful candidate will be able to teach an undergraduate SBS Research Methods course (including quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods). Candidates must be strongly committed to undergraduate and interdisciplinary teaching and willing to teach both general education and concentration courses.
Soka University of America is a selective four-year institution offering a challenging program in the liberal arts with a focus on the Pacific Rim. The university is committed to a vision of an integrated inter- or multidisciplinary approach to education. The university aims to foster close intellectual relations between faculty members and students by encouraging faculty mentorship. This is achieved through small class sizes and faculty supervision of the senior thesis (capstone). An appreciation of the centrality of peace, global citizenship, freedom and human rights provides the founding impetus for the university and its mission. The standard full-time faculty teaching load is five courses per year; two courses per semester and one short (three-week) intersession course (August or January).
Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Political Science at the time of appointment and demonstrate excellence in teaching and research. Applicants for the position of Associate or Full Professor are expected to possess broad teaching experience, a sustained commitment to scholarship, and a record of professional accomplishment appropriate to their rank.
Benefits / Salary:
Salary will be competitive and commensurate with rank and experience. All regular faculty members are eligible for full medical, dental and retirement benefits.
Deadline for applications:
Applications must be received by the Dean of Faculty by November 26, 2012. Applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, a one-page statement of research interest, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly from referees to:Political Science Position c/o:
Edward M. Feasel, Ph.D.
Dean of Faculty
Soka University of America
1 University Drive
Aliso Viejo, CA, 92656 Email: email@example.com
Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer.