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Job ID: Assistant Professor, Women and Politics, 20.19
Political Science
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Date Posted:
August 7, 2019
Closing Date:
Open until filled
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San Francisco State University’s Department of Political Science invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in American Politics with a focus on women and politics beginning August 2020.

Scholars who examine public policy at the state-level will be of particular interest, especially those studying California. We seek qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

The Department of Political Science at SFSU was founded in the mid 1960s during a period of intense political activism, and it carries on this legacy through rigorous and interdisciplinary research and engaged pedagogy. Our students reflect the racial, ethnic, and class diversity of the San Francisco Bay Area and bring their experiences, insights, and knowledge to the classroom. We teach BA and MA courses in American politics, comparative politics, political theory, and public law, plus required courses in research methods.

The mission of San Francisco State University is to create and maintain an environment for learning that promotes respect for and appreciation of scholarship, freedom, human diversity, and the cultural mosaic of the City of San Francisco and the Bay Area; to promote excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment; and to provide broadly accessible higher education for residents of the region and state, as well as the nation and world. To fulfill its mission, the University is committed to the following goals:

•Attracting, retaining and graduating a highly diverse student body
•Providing disciplinary and interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional education that is academically rigorous and intellectually challenging
•Providing curricula that reflect all dimensions of human diversity, and that encourage critical thinking and a commitment to social justice
•Recruiting, retaining and supporting a diverse faculty whose teaching demonstrates an active engagement with their individual fields of study and whose creative and scholarly work is an extension of the classroom, laboratory or studio
•Employing a staff and administration reflecting the diversity of our student community and the values of the campus
•Fostering a collegial and cooperative intellectual environment that includes recognition and appreciation of differing viewpoints and promotes academic freedom within the University community
•Serving the communities with which its students and faculty are engaged


The position requires teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in American politics and women and politics. In addition, the position requires mentoring and advising undergraduate and graduate students, developing an active ongoing program of scholarship in your area of specialty, and ongoing committee and service assignments. A detailed position description is available at


●Ph.D. in political science or a closely related field. Ph.D. must be completed by August 1, 2020
●Expertise in American politics and women and politics

●Expertise in state-level politics, especially California politics
●Ability and experience teaching courses in the areas of American politics and women and politics
●Active record of scholarship related to their specialty area
●Experience teaching and working closely with students from historically under-represented communities will be considered a plus
●Ability to demonstrate how they will incorporate inclusion, diversity, and educational equity in their courses and scholarship

Rank and salary:

Assistant Professor. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The California State University (CSU) provides generous health, retirement and other benefits.

Application process:

Submit (1) a letter of application, (2) current CV, (3) a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, (4) a statement of how your teaching and scholarship align with the commitment of the Political Science Department to foster an inclusive and diverse academic community, (5) three letters of recommendation, (6) a writing sample, (7) academic transcripts, and (8) your course syllabi and teaching evaluations, if available. If files are submitted separately, then please clearly label each with last name and document title.

Submit materials as email attachments to by October 1, 2019. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries about the position should be sent to Francis Neely, Chair of the search committee, at

San Francisco State is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any employment with the CSU.