Concordia College invites applications for a tenure-eligible Assistant Professor position in the Department of Political Science, with a specialization in American Politics. Qualified applicants will possess excellent teaching skills and the ability to serve as the college’s Pre-Law Advisor. The ability to teach a course on constitutional law is a plus.
The successful candidate will teach American Politics, additional upper division courses suited to their area of expertise, and occasionally the department’s introductory course Thinking about Politics: An Introduction to Political Science. The normal course load is three courses (equivalent to 12 semester hours) per semester. The position of pre-law advisor carries one-course reassigned time, reducing the teaching load to 5 courses per year.
Qualified applicants will demonstrate a strong commitment to student success in the classroom, during office hours, through mentorship of political science students, and by supervising undergraduate research projects within a liberal arts institution. They will also aspire to be part of a diverse community that affirms an abundance of identities, experiences, and perspectives in order to imagine, examine and implement possibilities for individual and communal thriving both inside and outside of the Department of Political Science.
The Political Science department at Concordia College is comprised of 4 faculty and serves over 50 majors and 20+ minors. The College also serves about 70 pre-law students. We are a collegial and dynamic group of people who provide a positive, supportive work atmosphere. The typical class size of our courses is 15-25 students. Faculty development opportunities are available, including funds that allow for conference presentations and workshops offered regularly throughout the year. Opportunities for collaborative work with colleagues from other disciplines are encouraged and supported. Information about the Political Science department can be found at: https://www.concordiacollege.edu/academics/programs-of-study/political-science/.
Concordia College is a private four-year liberal arts college of approximately 1,800 undergraduates located in Moorhead (MN)/Fargo (ND), a growing metropolitan area of 250,000 that is known for quality schools, affordable housing, and the nearby Minnesota lakes country. Concordia College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer with a commitment to excellence through diversity (https://www.concordiacollege.edu/about/president/concordia-leads/excellence-through-diversity/). A more thorough description of Concordia College can be found at https://www.concordiacollege.edu/.
To apply, submit a cover letter that describes your teaching, research, and service, and how your work would contribute to the development of an equitable and inclusive community in the department and at the college. Additionally, please submit a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation. Shortlisted candidates may be asked to supply additional materials at a later date.
Ph.D. in Political Science (ABDs will be considered)
Primary specialization in the subfield of American Politics
Ability to serve as the college’s Pre-Law Advisor, which involves advising the Pre-Law Society, advising students on applying to law school, holding events for students, and other activities to support current pre-law students and recruit new pre-law students
Ability to teach occasionally the department’s introductory course Thinking about Politics: An Introduction to Political Science
Demonstrated interest in supporting the college’s diversity, equity, and inclusion goals through course content and other activities
Ability to teach a course on constitutional law
Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds
Language without limits: creating a world where everyone understands.
For over 60 years, Concordia Language Villages, based in the beautiful North Woods of Minnesota, has been boldly and optimistically pursuing a vision of peace and understanding by introducing learners to the languages and cultures of our world.
We are advocates for language learning and we take pride in our role in creating more language advocates. It is through exposure to language and culture that we believe we can best serve our mission: to prepare young people for responsible citizenship in our global community.
With an annual enrollment of approximately 10,000 young people and 1,500 adults, we offer a wide variety of options with sessions varying in length from one weekend to four weeks. All language levels are welcome, from beginning to advanced. Our villagers come from all 50 states and more than 40 countries.
We are a program of Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota.