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Assistant Professor of Political Science

The Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences welcomes applications for a full-time, tenure track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor of Political Science. Appointments are set to begin no later than August 2023. 


  • Faculty typically teach 12 hours per semester (undergraduate), including a combination of service courses, upper-level offerings (including lab-based courses), and courses in their specialty area. 
  • Faculty are expected to engage in professional development and scholarly pursuits and involve undergraduate students in these endeavors. 
  • Faculty are expected to contribute to the department, University, and profession through appropriate service obligations, including the advising of students and committee service. 
  • Teach undergraduate political science courses as assigned. 
  • Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts. 
  • Evaluate and grade students’ class work, laboratory work, assignments, and papers. 
  • Collect and analyze data for program and university assessment. 
  • Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records. 
  • Compile, administer, and grade examinations. 
  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions. 
  • Advise students on academic and vocational curricula and on career issues, to include internship placements. 
  • Develop and use multimedia course materials and other current technology, such as online courses. 
  • Perform administrative duties as needed. 
  • Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues. 
  • Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities. 


  • Assist department chair with continual program development. 
  • Participate in unit meetings and other university-wide activities/committees. 
  • Other duties as outlined in the Faculty Handbook. 

  • Doctorate preferred. ABD will be considered. 
  • Training, experience, and interest in political science. 
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and oral and written communication skills. 
  • Previous successful work experience with culturally diverse populations a plus. 
  • Cope effectively with adversity and demonstrate leadership skills that promote cooperation. 
  • Willingness to seek external funding/grants.

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