Needed: Hired Gun

This Gun For Hire PosterSoomo Learning, an innovative web-based academic publishing company that supports this blog, is in search of a political science development editor. The person hired for the position will oversee content creation and courseware support for the company’s political science products. Familiarity with the scholarship of teaching and learning in political science and the literature on student success is highly beneficial, as is:

  • Experience teaching online, in community colleges, or in open-enrollment institutions.
  • A solid understanding of political science in general and Intro to American Government in particular.
  • Study in American Government at the graduate level.

The full position description and information on how to apply is here.

As regular readers of this blog know from my posts about higher education, in my opinion a traditional academic career as a tenured faculty member in political science is becoming an increasingly rare commodity. If I were to go to graduate school all over again, I would jump at the chance to work for a company like Soomo. The environment is dynamic and the skills that can be acquired are widely applicable outside of academia. And Soomo is located in fabulous Asheville, North Carolina — home to hiking, kayaking, live music, microbreweries, Little Pigs BBQ, and Heiwa Shokudo sushi.

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