Texas Lutheran University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Political Science, in the Department of Political Science, Sociology, and Geography. Appointment is to begin August 2023. The anticipated rank for this position is Assistant Professor.
Requirements for the position include:
Ph.D. in Political Science, Politics, or Government (ABDs with appropriate assurances of completion date may be considered)
Ability to teach courses in comparative politics and international relations, as well as the introductory course in American Politics
Ability to teach the department’s course in data analysis and quantitative methodology
Evidence of effective teaching and commitment to continued professional development
Ability to work collegially with other faculty members and staff in the department and across campus
Affirmation of the mission of Texas Lutheran University, a nationally recognized institution of the liberal arts and sciences in the Lutheran tradition (ELCA)
In our selection, preference may be given to candidates who also offer one or more of the following:
Interest in contributing to the institution’s general education curriculum and in teaching classes that support Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion goals
Interest in advising undergraduate students
Proficiency in a language other than English
Texas Lutheran University, a Hispanic Serving Institution, seeks applicants who are eager to join a culturally diverse community of learning. Our student body, reflective of the diversity of the State of Texas, is well over 40% Hispanic, with a strong African American presence as well. Candidates who have professional skills, experience, and/or the willingness to engage in teaching, collaborative research, and community service with our diverse student body are particularly sought.
Salary is competitive, with excellent benefits. Texas Lutheran University is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The ELCA’s 26 colleges and universities value and practice academic freedom while preparing women and men for lives of leadership and service in a diverse world. For more information, consult our website at www.tlu.edu.
Texas Lutheran University has been consistently recognized as a “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Texas Lutheran University (TLU) is an official U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” selection among regional colleges in the West, ranking second on the list for “Best Value,” and fifth overall. This is the eighth consecutive year TLU has been featured on the “Best Value” rankings. Other notable recognitions include TLU’s acknowledgment as a top 20 regional college for Social Mobility—the fourth year the university has appeared in this category.
The University is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and is also subject to the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA). Texas Lutheran University is committed to enhancing diversity and inclusion across all levels of the University. Candidates who believe they can contribute to this goal are strongly encouraged to apply.
Please submit a letter of application addressing the above criteria, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests, five professional references (names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers), and arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be submitted separately. All materials must be submitted electronically to:
Dr. Steve Boehm
Department of Political Science, Sociology, and Geography
Texas Lutheran University is a private, faith-based university that empowers a diverse student body through an education centered on the liberal arts and professional programs. TLU is located in Seguin, Texas, just 35 miles from San Antonio and 50 miles from Austin. Affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and federally designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, TLU offers 27 majors, 37 minors, four graduate programs, and 11 pre-professional programs to approximately 1,400 students in a traditional, residential college setting that promotes critical thinking and service learning.
TLU has a highly qualified and dedicated faculty with classes averaging 19 students and a student/faculty ratio of 14:1. The university has 93 full-time and 78 part-time faculty (not including staff members who also teach). For full-time faculty, 90 percent hold a doctorate or other terminal degree.
For the seventh consecutive year, TLU is featured in the top five schools on U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Value” and “Best Colleges” in the Western Region rankings. TLU ranked No. 1 for “Best Value” and No. 5 for “Best Colleges” overall in the 2022 rankings. TLU was also named a ...“Best in the West” school in The Princeton Review’s “2021 Best Colleges: Region by Region,” and has appeared on the Chronicle of Higher Education’s Great Colleges to Work For® list every year since 2012.