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Assistant Professor - Environmental Policy (Position #35234)

Posted On: Monday, November 28, 2016
Position Type: Faculty
College/Division: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Department: Political Science and Institute for the Study of the Environment
Contact: | pols_esesearch2016@niu.edu


The Department of Political Science and the Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability and Energy (ESE) at Northern Illinois University anticipate hiring a tenure-track assistant professor in environmental policy. Employment will begin August 2017. The position is open to applicants from any subfield in political science, and International Relations scholars, in particular, are encouraged to apply. Reflecting NIU's commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration in education and scholarship, the position will hold joint appointment status, but will be tenurable in the Department of Political Science.
The Department of Political Science has 12 faculty members and offers B.A., B.S., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees. The Institute has 33 faculty associates, offers B.A. and B.S. degrees, and is developing a graduate program. For more information, please visit http://polisci.niu.edu and http://www.niu.edu/ese/. NIU is located in DeKalb, a welcoming and growing city 65 miles west of downtown Chicago. It has an enrollment of more than 19,000 students, including a graduate student body of over 5,000.


The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong record of, or potential for, scholarly research and teaching excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate level. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a core course in environmental policy that covers environmental issues pertinent to the United States. An earned PhD in political science is required by the start date of the appointment.


A demonstrated ability to serve a diverse student population is strongly preferred.


Applicants must send a cover letter, which describes how their scholarship will contribute to the missions of both the Department of Political Science and the Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability and Energy. In addition, a curriculum vitae, writing samples, evidence of teaching effectiveness, appropriate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation should be forwarded to the Department of Political Science at pols_esesearch2016@niu.edu.
Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Review of completed applications will begin on January 23, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.
In compliance with the Illinois Campus Security Act, before an offer of employment is made, the university will conduct a pre-employment background investigation, which includes a criminal background check.

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