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Political Science: Assistant Professor of Criminal and Constitutional Law

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus

Full Time, Faculty/Instructional

  • Official Title: Assistant Professor
  • Job ID: #18572
  • Date Posted:
  • Apply by: | To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by deadline. However, screening may continue until position is filled.
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Political Science: Assistant Professor of Criminal and Constitutional Law

A probationary tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor is available in the Department of Political Science in the College of Arts and Sciences The department seeks a dynamic candidate with expertise in criminal and Constitutional law who is committed to teaching excellence and to maintaining an active program involving undergraduates.  This appointment carries an initial two-year probationary appointment beginning with the 2023/2024 academic year.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Earned doctorate in the field of political science by August 26, 2023 (ABD applicants may be considered but must complete the terminal degree by March 15, 2024.)  We seek candidates with ability to teach courses in criminal and/or Constitutional law.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Preference will be given to candidates that can teach courses in the areas of due process, civil liberties, and civil rights.  Candidates that can teach courses in any area of public policy as well are strongly encouraged to apply.  Evidence of successful university teaching, and a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness is also preferred.

DUTIES: Teach courses in the Department of Political Science based on program needs and in accordance with specialization; participate in research and scholarly activities; develop and/or maintain a scholarly research agenda; provide academic advising to students as assigned; engage in service to the department, university and profession.

DEPARTMENT: The Department of Political Science consists of 12 full-time faculty in the fields of political science and criminal justice. With over 450 majors and 100 minors, the department is one of the largest within the college. Our award-winning program faculty work collaboratively with students on research, oversee Service Learning and internship projects, and have the opportunity to teach abroad.  The department is home to the Menard Center for Constitutional Studies, a center dedicated to scholarship and public outreach on issues regarding civil liberties broadly defined.

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 9,500 students and 1,100 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation.

The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: must create an account and login before you can apply.  If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login."  Click the link to the Political Science: Assistant Professor position (Job ID # 18572) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically.  Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.  Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Names and contact information for three references.

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To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by September 23, 2022.  However, screening may continue until position is filled. 

The UW-Eau Claire Police Department is dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure environment for learning and working. Although crime at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is limited, the University Police want students, faculty and staff to be aware of crime on campus and the area surrounding the campus. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose annual information about campus crime. Visit Campus Security and Fire Report. Also visit our Campus Security Authority(CSA) policy.

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The University reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).