Job Description

Assistant/Associate Professor - Latino Politics

Posting Numberreq10911
Employment TypeFaculty
Faculty TypeOpen Rank
Hiring DepartmentPolitical Science Department (484A)
Academic LocationCollege of Arts & Sciences
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
Benefits EligibleThe University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for more information.
Position Summary

The Department of Political Science at the University of New Mexico seeks candidates for an Assistant or Associate Professor (dependent on qualifications) faculty position in American politics with a specialization in Latino/Hispanic politics, which is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position. The position begins August 2020. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Political Science, Government, or related field by the start date of appointment and have a research specialization in American politics with a specialization in Latino/Hispanic politics. The minimum and preferred qualifications are listed below. For best consideration, apply no later than November 8, 2019. This position will remain open until filled.

The Department of Political Science currently employs 14 regular faculty members and maintains a small but highly competitive and nationally recognized graduate program (MA and Ph.D.), as well as a high-quality undergraduate major (BA). The department has a rich history of excellence in the area of Latino/Hispanic politics, and UNM’s Center for Social Policy, Center for Regional Studies, as well as Southwest Hispanic Research Institute, provide funding and research support for Latino focused scholarship. UNM is a Carnegie Doctoral/ Research-Extensive University and US/DE Minority-Serving public university. As the state’s largest university, UNM serves a diverse student population of over 26,000 at its main campus in Albuquerque, a metropolitan area of more than 500,000 people. Albuquerque sits one mile above sea level and enjoys a moderate high-desert climate with four distinct seasons and an average of 310 days of sunshine per year. New Mexico offers world-class skiing and abundant outdoor activities. As one of the oldest cities in the U.S., Albuquerque has a unique multicultural history and heritage that lend to an enchanting culture rich with tradition, cuisine, art, dance, and theatre.

Minimum qualifications are a) Ph.D. in Political Science, Government, or related field by the start date of appointment; and b) Research specialization in American politics with a specialization in Latino/Hispanic politics. Preferred qualifications for the position are a) Demonstrated or potential excellence in conducting substantively and theoretically significant research in Latino/Hispanic politics reflected in a record of publication in this sub-field of American politics; b) Demonstrated or potential excellence in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Latino/Hispanic politics; c) Strong methodological expertise; d) Ability to train graduate students whose work is focused on Latino/Hispanic politics and policy; e) Capacity to add to the intellectual breadth of the department; f) Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion and student success and working with broadly diverse students and communities.

For best consideration, all application materials must be received by November 8, 2019. The position will remain open until filled. Only applications submitted through the application system at https://www.unmedu/jobs (Posting # 10911) can be considered.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Political Science, Government, or related field by the start date of appointment
  • Research specialization in American politics with a specialization in Latino/Hispanic politics

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated or potential excellence in conducting substantively and theoretically significant research in Latino/Hispanic politics reflected in a record of publication in this sub-field of American politics
  • Demonstrated or potential excellence in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Latino/Hispanic politics
  • Strong methodological expertise
  • Ability to train graduate students whose work is focused on Latino/Hispanic politics and policy
  • Capacity to add to the intellectual breadth of the department
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion and student success and working with broadly diverse students and communities
Application InstructionsApplications must include: 1) a letter describing the applicant’s qualifications as they relate to the minimum and preferred criteria defined above; 2) a current curriculum vita (please include email address and telephone number); 3) a writing sample that exemplifies the candidate’s expertise in Latino/Hispanic politics; 4) teaching materials including a teaching statement, at least one sample course syllabus, and course evaluations for any classes taught at the undergraduate or graduate level); 5) Additionally, three letters of recommendation must be emailed directly by your references to Ashley Banks, Department Administrator, Political Science Tel: 505 277-8930, Email: asbanks@unm.edu by the priority deadline. Semi-finalists may be asked to submit additional samples of written work, and additional teaching materials. Consistent with UNM’s affirmative action policies, all applicants from members of protected groups will be given especially careful review to ensure full consideration. Inquiries about the online application process can be directed to Ashley Banks, Department Administrator, Political Science Tel: 505 277-8930, Email: asbanks@unm.edu.

Applicants who are appointed to a UNM faculty position are required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial employment with UNM.

For Best ConsiderationFor best consideration, please apply by 11/8/2019. This position will remain open until filled.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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