ERIC Number: EJ944854
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
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Political Science Careers at Comprehensive Universities: Building Balanced Careers at "Greedy" Institutions
Hendrickson, Ryan C.; Mueller, Melinda A.; Strand, Jonathan R.
PS: Political Science and Politics, v44 n1 p129-134 Jan 2011
A considerable amount of research exists about political science careers at community colleges and liberal arts institutions, as well as about training and hiring practices across different types of institutions. However, there is virtually no commentary available on political science careers at comprehensive institutions, where a significant proportion of those in the field will spend their professional careers. The primary goal of this article is to initiate a conversation about working at a comprehensive university, which has both similarities to and important differences with Ph.D.-granting universities and liberal arts institutions. In doing so, we seek to highlight and discuss unique subtleties and complexities in the areas of teaching, research, and service that may provide insight into careers at comprehensive institutions and assist those who may be seeking or have just gained academic positions at such institutions.
Descriptors: Universities, Political Science, Work Environment, Career Development, College Environment, College Faculty, Liberal Arts, Faculty College Relationship, Faculty Development, Faculty Workload
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