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Baylor seeks to fill the following faculty position in the Department of Political Science.

POSITION: Assistant to Full Professor

QUALIFICATIONS: PhD in Political Science in the field of American Politics, with emphasis in American constitutional law and political thought, especially that of the Founding Era. Interests in constitutional principles and the modern political thought in which they emerged will be especially welcome. Established research and teaching credentials in these fields are expected.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teaching and research in American constitutional law and political thought. Immediate contribution to the BA, MA and PhD programs in Political Science.

RANK AND SALARY:    Open Rank - Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  Applications will be reviewed beginning 9/01/2016 and will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by 10/01/2016.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, official transcript showing highest degree conferred (if ABD, also send official transcript of completed PhD hours), three letters of recommendation, evidence of teaching effectiveness, writing samples, and a statement of participation in a faith community in the Judeo-Christian tradition to: 


Professor David Nichols, Search Committee Chair
Baylor University
One Bear Place #97276
Waco, Texas  76798

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