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Hiring: U.G. Dubach Endowed Chair


Oregon State University

Political Science Program, School of Public Policy

U.G. Dubach Chair


The Political Science Program in the School of Public Policy at Oregon State University ( is accepting applications to fill the position of the U.G. Dubach Endowed Chair in Political Science in the area of environmental politics and policy, with a strong focus on American politics.  This is full-time, 9-month position at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor (depending on qualifications). To be considered at the Associate Professor or Professor level, the candidate must have a strong record in the following areas: teaching; research and publications; and professional service. The level of achievement must be commensurate with faculty records granted the same rank at Oregon State University. 

Applicants should demonstrate a successful record in teaching and mentoring at the graduate and undergraduate levels.  The candidate should be able to teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate level in environmental politics and policy, science and politics, and other relevant courses in the subfield of American politics.  In addition to pursuing an active research agenda, there is also the expectation that tenured faculty will have experience securing external grants. Required qualifications: PhD in Political Science, Public Policy, Public Administration, Environmental Policy, or related field.

Preferred qualifications: Productive and engaged research record; successful record in securing external research funding; experience with successfully advising graduate students.  Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. OSU is an AA/EO employer, committed to excellence through diversity.

The School of Public Policy (SPP) at Oregon State University is comprised of the Economics, Political Science, and Sociology programs, and is rapidly growing, both in faculty, mission, and regional prominence. In addition to providing separate and distinct undergraduate majors, the programs have collaborated since 2002 in delivering a successful Master of Public Policy Program ( and anticipates offering a PhD in Public Policy starting in 2012 to graduate students interested in environmental policy, energy policy, international policy, science policy, social policy and rural policy. Faculty and graduate students also collaborate with colleagues in such colleges as Agricultural Sciences, Education, Forestry, Health and Human Sciences, Liberal Arts, Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, and Science. The SPP is uniquely positioned to integrate groundbreaking research into emerging policies, practices and understandings of the world that will impact and influence local, regional and international policy decisions.

Applications should include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a writing sample, and graduate transcripts for those currently without tenure. Three letters of recommendation should be e-mailed to Betu Herrera (, or mailed to Betu Herrera, Office Coordinator, Political Science Program, Oregon State University, 307 Gilkey Hall, Corvallis OR 97331 – 3261.


 The application deadline is November 1, 2011. To review posting and apply, go to Apply to posting 0008028.



Frequently Asked Questions


Q.    How do I apply?

A.    Go to  and search using the posting number for the position. When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:


1)      Resume/CV that includes the names of three professional references, their e-mails, and telephone numbers

2)      A letter of application describing your experience, qualifications and interest in the position (upload as Cover Letter)

3)      Evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as course syllabi or course evaluation (upload as Required "Other Document")

4)      One sample of your writing (upload as Optional "Other Document" if less than 5.0 MB OR email to

5)      Graduate transcripts (for recent PhDs or untenured faculty)

6)      In addition candidates should arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent electronically as pdf files to Betu Herrera  or mailed to Betu Herrera, Office Coordinator, Political Science Program, Oregon State University, 307 Gilkey Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331-3261


Q.    Can I mail all of my application materials instead of applying online?

A.    Sorry, no.  Oregon State University requires electronic application.


Q.    The electronic application does not provide enough “other document” options for my materials.  How should I go about the remaining items to you?

A.    Anything that you have difficulty uploading, in addition to the three letters of recommendation, should be sent to  or mailed to Betu Herrera, Office Coordinator, Political Science Program, Oregon State University, 307 Gilkey Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331-3261


Q.  If I have questions, who should I contact?

A.  Questions about this posting can be directed to Betu Herrera (, the office coordinator for the Political Science Program or Sarah Henderson (, Chair of the  search committee.


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