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Faculty - History & Government - 13AS-HG02

Position Deleted on 6/26/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Denton, TX
  • Faculty - Liberal Arts - Political Science
  • Faculty - Liberal Arts - History
Full Time
Texas Woman's University - Denton Campus

Department - History and Government

Title: Assistant Professor - Political Science

Job Code: 13AS-HG02

Date Closed: Review of applications will begin November 5, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copy of graduate transcripts, and names with email address and phone numbers of three references via email to (e-mail Header or Subject line must include job title and job code number 13AS-HG02.


The Department of History and Government at Texas Woman's University invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning fall 2013. Our goal is to hire the strongest candidate available in American politics, public administration, political behavior, public law or public policy. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Political Science or a related field and demonstrate a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching and an active record of research. The successful candidate will teach introductory American and Texas government, advise students, and serve the department, university and profession as well as teach advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in her/his field. We especially seek a candidate to administer and develop further an internship program serving students in government, legal studies, and criminal justice.

Required qualifications:
  • Earned doctorate in Political Science
  • Demonstrated potential for teaching excellence
  • Demonstrated potential for research and publication
  • Interpersonal and organizational skills to expand and direct an internship program
Preferred qualifications:
  • Prior teaching experience
  • Ability to teach undergraduate research methods
The History and Government Department offers a Bachelor and Masters in Government as well as the Bachelors in Criminal Justice (co-administered with the Department of Sociology and Social Work). The department has 5 full-time Government faculty members (plus 5 full-time History faculty) offering degrees to approximately 115 undergraduate Government majors and 20 Government master's students plus 170 undergraduate Criminal Justice majors.

Texas Woman's University occupies a notable position in higher education as the nation's largest university primarily for women. Established in 1901, TWU is a doctoral/research-intensive public university which emphasizes the liberal arts and sciences as well as specialized and professional studies in business, nursing, health sciences, and education. The College of Arts and Sciences, with over thirty-five percent of TWU's graduate and undergraduate population of over 14,700, prepares students for success in a global world. TWU operates three campuses: Houston, Dallas, and the main campus in Denton (population 115,000), located 40 miles north of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. This metroplex, the nation's fourth largest urban center, has world-class museums, orchestras, opera, ballet, theatre companies, as well as an array of professional and collegiate sports venues. Additional information about the University is available at

Texas Woman's University, an AA/EEO employer, supports diversity. Men and women, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, are encouraged to apply. All offers of employment will be contingent on the candidate's ability to provide documents which establish proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States. All positions at Texas Woman's University are deemed security sensitive requiring background checks.
Texas Woman's University strives to provide an educational environment that affirms the rights and dignity of each individual, fosters diversity, and encourages a respect for the differences among persons. Discrimination or harassment of any kind is considered inappropriate.

Texas Woman's University is committed to equal opportunity in employment and education and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, veteran's status, or against qualified disabled persons.
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