Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Relations
Location: Geneseo, New York
Higher Education Institution
The Department of Political Science & International Relations at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Geneseo seeks applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Public Administration and Policy, with a focus in American Politics, to begin August, 2024. We seek applicants from a variety of fields within Public Administration and Public Policy, with possible areas of expertise including, but not limited to, Bureaucratic Politics, Nonprofits, Education, the Environment, Health Care, Income Inequality, or Social Welfare Policy. We seek a candidate that complements but is distinctive from our existing areas of expertise in American politics (American political institutions and campaigns and elections).
We are a highly collegial department of seven full-time faculty members who are committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching, liberal arts education, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. We offer two majors (Political Science and International Relations), contribute to several interdisciplinary programs, and have access to substantial resources to support research. More information about our department is available at https://www.geneseo.edu/political_science.
Duties of the position include:
Teaching 3 courses per semester (3-3 load) in public administration and policy, including PLSC 374 – Public Administration and PLSC 414 – American Public Policy, and other courses in American politics and the candidate’s area of expertise.
Coordinating the Public Administration minor and administering Geneseo’s joint 5-year BA/MPA program with the University of Albany.
Supervising student internships and regularly teaching the internship course PLSC 495 – Political Affairs and Legal Affairs Internships as part of the 3-3 course load.
Pursuing a program of scholarly research leading to publication in peer-reviewed outlets.
Providing academic advising to political science majors.
Mentoring and supervising undergraduate research and other projects.
Contributing to governance and engaging in service to the department, the college, and the discipline.
There are also opportunities to contribute to other interdisciplinary programs, including Women’s and Gender Studies, Black Studies, Sustainability Studies, Sociomedical Sciences, Legal Studies, and Urban Studies.
Our priorities are teaching excellence and creating a sense of belonging for all students. A commitment to working effectively with students from diverse backgrounds is essential. We also highly value collegiality, experience with integrative learning, and a willingness to contribute to a holistic and broadly-conceived education in political science as a part of a liberal arts curriculum. The department will support the process for a successful candidate to acquire an H1-B visa as needed for international candidates or non-citizens.
To learn more about our department visit: https://www.geneseo.edu/political_science.
Ph.D. in Political Science or related field by the time of appointment.
Expertise in Public Policy and Public Administration.
Prior experience or demonstrated potential in teaching courses in Public Administration and Policy at the undergraduate level.
Potential to establish a program of research leading to publication.
Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive working/teaching environment.
Founded in 1871, Geneseo is a premier public liberal arts college. Nationally recognized for excellence and value in the liberal arts, Geneseo is known for its exceptional faculty, its welcoming atmosphere, and its reputation for producing successful alumni.
Located on 220 acres in the historic Village of Geneseo, and a short drive from Rochester and Buffalo, Geneseo offers a warm environment for learning and discovery. The campus embodies the classic aesthetic of Northeastern colleges with brick walkways, shade trees, and ivy-draped buildings.