Chair, Department of Political Science
The Department of Political Science at Lehigh University invites applications for Department Chair. Appointment to the position begins on August 15, 2018.
We seek an innovative leader whose record qualifies for appointment at the rank of full professor with tenure, or associate professor with tenure (with credentials to soon merit application to full). The Department invites applicants who bring relevant academic and administrative experience, and welcomes applications from scholars in all areas within political science, with a preference for expertise in any of the subfields of American Politics.
Serving approximately 70 undergraduate majors and 15 graduate students, the Department of Political Science offers a BA degree, and a one-year MA in Political Science.
The department chair is expected to provide academic and administrative leadership to 15 faculty and staff, teach two courses per year, conduct research, oversee and engage in departmental operations including budgetary management, and serve as a member of the College's leadership team.
Qualifications include a doctorate in political science, public administration, public policy or related field, along with an established record of excellence in (1) scholarly achievement (2) teaching, and (3) administrative leadership. The incoming chair must demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion and excellent communication, mentoring, and organizational skills. The university offers a competitive salary commensurate with rank and Lehigh offers excellent benefits including domestic partner benefits.
Applicants should submit a letter of interest that addresses the academic and administrative qualifications for this position, a curriculum vitae, and contact information of three references. These materials should be submitted online by going to http://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9248. For additional information please contact: Dr. Laura Katz Olson, Search Committee Chair, at email@example.com
Screening of applications will begin on September 15 and will continue until the position has been filled. Lehigh University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We welcome and encourage applications from women and minorities.
Recognized among the nation's premier research universities, Lehigh offers a rigorous academic community for nearly 7,000 students. Lehigh University is located in Bethlehem, PA., a vibrant and historic area. Over 820,000 people live in the Lehigh Valley, which is in close proximity to New York City and Philadelphia. Interested applicants are invited to visit the Political Science Department website: https://polisci.cas2.lehigh.edu/; and the Lehigh Work/Life Balance for Faculty Web site: http://www.lehigh.edu/~inprv/work_life_balance.html
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