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

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The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Comparative 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 Comparative Politics beginning August 16, 2015. The successful candidate should have a strong research agenda that applies rigorous methods to important theoretical questions. Candidates with regional or country expertise in areas other than advanced industrialized democracies and sub-Saharan Africa are particularly encouraged to apply. In addition to their specific substantive concerns, we are also particularly interested in candidates who are prepared to teach graduate courses in quantitative research methods. The University of Alabama is the flagship campus of the University of Alabama system, and offers the B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in Political Science. A completed Ph.D. in political science is required for appointment at the level of Assistant Professor. To apply, go to and complete the online application. Attach a letter of application, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching evaluations (if available), and a transcript of graduate work. Send three letters of recommendation directly to: Comparative Politics Search Committee, Department of Political Science, University of Alabama, Box 870213, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0213, or via email at For more information, contact Terry J. Royed, Search Committee Chair, at We will begin reviewing applications on January 15, and will continue reviewing applications until the position is filled. The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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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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