Assistant Professor, American Politics - The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa Alabama

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The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

United States


Detailed Job Description

Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in American Politics, including courses in quantitative research methods. Pursue an active research agenda leading to publications of peer-reviewed articles and books in appropriate venues. Provide service to the university community and professional organizations.

The Department of Political Science invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in American politics beginning August 16, 2015. The successful candidate should have a strong research agenda which will lead to a body of quality peer-reviewed published work in political science. The position is open to applicants in all areas of American politics, behavior and/or institutions. In addition to their specific substantive concerns, we are particularly interested in candidates who are prepared to teach graduate courses in quantitative research methods. A completed Ph.D. in political science is required for appointment at the level of Assistant Professor. The University of Alabama is the flagship campus of the University of Alabama system, and the Department offers the B.A., M.A., MPA and PhD degrees. To apply, go to and complete the online application. Attach a letter of application, curriculum vitae, research statement, sample publications or papers and teaching evaluations (if available), and a transcript of graduate work (upload to other document 1 tab). Send three letters of recommendation directly to American Politics Search Committee, Department of Political Science, University of Alabama, PO Box 870213, Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0213. For more information, contact Joseph Smith, Search Committee Chair, at We will begin reviewing applications on December 1, and will continue reviewing applications until the position is filled.

Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made. EOE/AA

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.

Keyword Phrases

  • Assistant Professor, American Politics
  • The Capstone of Higher Education
  • Student Centered Research University
  • Fostering a diverse student body & workforce
  • Political Science
  • Quantitative Methods
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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