Assistant Professor of American Politics and Public Law
UW Tacoma - School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (SIAS)
October 2, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Faculty & Research
The University of Washington Tacoma invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor in American Politics & Public Law, housed within the Division of Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs in UWT’s School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences. The successful candidate will address how power shapes systems of oppression in American law and politics. In particular, the successful candidate will research the relationship between law and marginalization on the basis of race, ethnicity, indigeneity or other social identities.
The ideal candidate will teach courses in American Politics, Race and the Law, Law in Society and other public law related courses. We seek a candidate ready to serve our diverse student populations, involve students in research, and initiate coursework engaging the community. We seek someone eager to integrate new pedagogical techniques, and technologies into coursework. The position will primarily contribute to our two majors: Law & Policy and Politics, Philosophy, & Economics. Depending upon the successful candidate’s expertise, this position may also contribute to other UWT majors, such as Ethnic, Gender and Labor Studies and American Studies. This is a full-time position with a 9-month service period. The position begins September 15, 2019.
The University of Washington Tacoma was founded in 1990 with an interdisciplinary approach at its foundation. It has evolved into a thriving downtown campus that serves a wide range of students in the South Puget Sound. Faculty have access to the resources of a major research university, including an extensive library system, while also working and teaching in a small campus setting. Our campus provides a unique environment for the development of creative teaching, research and community collaborations. UW Tacoma’s commitment to diversity is central to maintaining an atmosphere wherein students, staff, faculty and residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth. For more information about UW Tacoma, visithttp://www.tacoma.washington.edu.
The position requires an earned doctorate or foreign equivalent in Political Science, Sociology, History, Law, American Studies, or related field at the time of appointment, and is contingent on funding. Candidates in the final stages of their dissertation will be appointed on an acting basis.
To apply, please submit:
A letter delineating your interests and qualifications, a description of research projects underway, and your teaching experience. Applicants’ statements should also carefully detail how their teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students underrepresented in higher education; applicants not yet with such experience should note how their work will further UW Tacoma’s commitment to equity and inclusion;
A curriculum vitae, including a list of courses taught,
A statement of your teaching philosophy,
An article-length writing sample,
Evidence of teaching effectiveness, and
Three letters of reference.
Please submit all application materials through Interfolio. We will not consider any application material, including letters of recommendation, received via email or mail. Priority will be given to candidates who apply by October 27, 2018. For further information, contact Dr. Katie Baird at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Sarah Hampson email@example.com.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete the Equal Employment Opportunity questionnaire that is linked to the confirmation email. This information will not be shared with the search committee.
University of Washington Tacoma faculty engage in teaching, research and service, and generally participate in lower division, upper division, and graduate instruction.