Assistant Professor of Political Science Emphasis in Comparative Asian Politics

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
07 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
05 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Summary

The Department of Political Science at Colorado State University invites applications for an entry-level, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Comparative Asian Politics with a specialization in China or India. We are open with respect to theoretical orientation, substantive focus, and methodological approaches.

Successful candidates will be expected to offer courses in the comparative politics curriculum at both the undergraduate and graduate level as well as one course in the university’s interdisciplinary international studies program. Additional teaching assignments will depend on the candidate’s interest and expertise. The normal teaching load is 2-2. Faculty members will advise and mentor graduate and undergraduate students, develop an active research agenda, and provide service to the department, college, university, and community. The Department offers programs of study leading to the B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees; the doctoral program emphasizes the study of environmental politics and policy.

Required Job Qualifications

Primary teaching and scholarly emphasis in comparative Asian politics; evidence of an active research agenda focused on China or India; Ph.D. in Political Science or related field by August 16, 2018; evidence of teaching effectiveness.

Preferred Job Qualifications

Ability to enhance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion reflecting Departmental and institutional values; Candidates who complement the department’s existing strengths in environmental politics, or who can teach any of the department’s methods courses (quantitative, qualitative, or research design) are encouraged to apply.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should submit:

  • a letter of application outlining teaching interests and research agenda as well as a brief statement on how your teaching, research and/or service demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Graduate school transcripts (unofficial transcripts acceptable at the initial stage of the search),
  • Evidence of demonstrated or potential teaching effectiveness (syllabi, teaching evaluations, letters of observation),
  • One sample of published or presented work, and
  • The names and contact information of three professional referees.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; to ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by October 6, 2017. Please note that a complete application consists of the requested materials and three letters of references. Your referees will be emailed a request for a letter of reference immediately upon submission of your application. Please inform your referees that letters should be submitted by October 13, 2017 to ensure full consideration. Application materials of semi-finalist candidates, including letters of reference, will be made available for review by the entire faculty in the Department of Political Science. Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Gamze Çavdar (

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action.

The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Executive Director of Human Resources and Equal Opportunity, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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