Political Science Teaching Fellow
- Concordia College
- Location: Moorhead, Minnesota
- Category: Faculty-Liberal Arts-Political Science
- Posting Date: 03/01/2021
- Application Deadline: Open until filled
The Department of Political Science at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN invites applications for a one-year teaching fellow beginning August 15, 2021 with the possibility of renewal for a second year. The fellowship aims to support the development of early career teacher-scholars, diversify faculty who teach at Concordia, and support the College’s initiatives related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates should have earned a PhD or have advanced to PhD candidacy in political science. The successful candidate will possess the ability to teach introductory and upper-level courses in American Politics and one course in Public Policy.
The department is especially interested in applicants who will contribute to the development of a diverse campus community and who have experience working effectively with diversified populations. Successful candidates will aspire to be part of a community that affirms an abundance of identities, experiences, and perspectives. (See Concordia’s current strategic plan https://www.concordiacollege.edu/about/president/concordia-leads/excellence-through-diversity/) The fellow will be expected to contribute in significant ways to diversity goals in the department and the college, such as through community outreach, campus service, and/or providing new perspectives to the department. The department is also particularly interested in applicants with teaching experience and who are able to integrate diversity-related issues into their courses.
Teaching responsibilities: The fellow will teach four courses each academic year. Two of these will be our introductory course in American politics, required of all majors. The two other courses will be upper-level courses, one of which will be in the area of public policy, broadly conceived. Early in the fellowship year, the successful candidate will work with colleagues to develop a strategy to achieve their developmental goals as an undergraduate teacher.
Research responsibilities: The fellowship is designed to give the successful candidate both time and a supportive environment in which to achieve their research goals for the two-year fellowship period. The College values highly research programs related to diversity issues or diverse populations. Involving students in research is also encouraged.
Candidates should have earned a PhD or have advanced to PhD candidacy in political science. The successful candidate will possess the ability to teach introductory and upper-level courses in American Politics and one course in Public Policy.