Postdoctoral Fellow - Election Administration, Policy & Law

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Posting DetailsJob Title Postdoctoral Fellow - Election Administration, Policy & Law Posting Number P1768FJob Description SummaryThe Department of Political Science at Auburn University created the Election Administration, Policy & Law Fellows program to enable recent doctorate recipients to use and expand Auburn's extraordinary resources to tackle complex election-related challenges and to provide a platform for new research in the field of election sciences as it evolves and changes. We seek candidates who possess a passion for, and a demonstrated research agenda in, the field of election administration. The Fellow will work with Auburn faculty members in the Election Administration concentration in its graduate programs at the masters and doctoral levels, and the newly created Institute for Election Administration Practice and Research to generate new knowledge while also strengthening connections across the election administration community. The Institute is a partnership between Auburn's election administration faculty and the Election Center, also known as the National Association of Election Officials, and has been established to conduct and share research and advance and share best practices for the benefit of the election administration community.The position begins August 16, 2020 with a one-year appointment and is renewable for a second year contingent upon funding. The successful candidate must have strong, demonstrated basic or applied research and interests in the administration of elections, which we define as topics and questions related to election policy and administration, election reform, data transparency, electoral institutions, election security, and election law. It is expected that the person in this position will teach two courses per semester (Fall and Spring) on the Auburn campus, with primary teaching responsibilities in the Election Administration graduate curricula and in undergraduate political science courses. Candidates with applied experience are highly valued, as are candidates with scholarly interest in contemporary public service including collaboration, intergovernmental relationships, networks, and nonprofit organizations.Minimum QualificationsRequired qualifications include an earned doctorate in Political Science, Public Administration, or Public Policy at time of appointment, and evidence of a significant research record in election administration, law, or policy. Outstanding candidates holding a J.D. at time of appointment may also be considered. The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time of appointment and to continue working legally during employment; excellent interpersonal and written communication skills required.Desired QualificationsPrevious academic teaching experience is desirable.Special Instructions to ApplicantsReview of applications will begin July 1, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. To apply, visit Candidates are required to include a cover letter outlining their qualifications for the position and courses they are able to teach, a current curriculum vita, an official transcript of all graduate work, a statement that demonstrates the applicant's commitment to diversity in outreach and teaching, contact information for three letters of recommendation, a teaching evaluation representative of the candidate's ability to successfully contribute to the department's MPA and PhD courses, and a one-page statement of research philosophy as it pertains to the mission of the Elections Institute.Auburn University is Alabama's largest land grant university, enrolling over 30,000 students. The Political Science Department maintains a diverse faculty of 26 tenured and tenure-track members and offers undergraduate degrees in political science, health services administration, and public administration; an accredited Master's degree program in Public Administration (MPA) with graduate certificates in Election Administration, Nonprofit Organizations and Community Governance; a Master's degree program in Community Planning (MCP), and a PhD program in public administration and public policy.Direct questions to Dr. Mitchell Brown, Search Committee Chair, Department of Political Science, 7080 Haley Center, Auburn University AL, 36849 334-844-.6170. Email:'Diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff, and students is an Auburn University commitment. Auburn University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.'Open Date Close Date Open Until Filled Yes References required for this position? Yes If yes, minimum number requested 3Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).* * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?* Advertisement/Publication* Website* Public Job Posting (AU faculty positions site)* Academic Conference* Agency Referral* Internal Job Posting* Personal Referral* Veterans Assistance Services (Veteran Job Boards, Military Base Services, State Vet Rep, etc.)* Disability Assistance Services (Disability Job Boards, ABLE Network, Voc-Rehab referral, etc.)* Other* * Please enter the specifics for the option you selected above:(Open Ended Question)* Please indicate your area of expertise and interest.* Data Analytics and Visualization* Human Resources and Personnel* Nonprofit Organizations and Community Governance* State and Local GovernmentOptional & Required DocumentsRequired Documents* Cover Letter* Curriculum Vitae/Resume* Transcripts* Student/Teacher/Course Evaluations/Effectiveness* Statement of Research and/or Goals* Diversity StatementOptional Documents* Other Documentation

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