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Assistant/Associate Professor of Political Science, Tenure Track[]

Anderson University seeks a founding faculty member for its recently approved BA program in Political Science. The successful candidate will have a record of effective teaching and advising experience and a commitment to recruiting students and developing a Political Science curriculum. Field of specialization is open, but the position entails teaching a variety of introductory and upper-division courses in American Politics.  A Ph.D. in Political Science is required. Rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Date of Appointment: August, 2018

Anderson University is a selective, student-centered Christian university providing a challenging education grounded in the liberal arts, enhanced by professional and graduate programs and a co-curricular focus on the development of character, servant leadership, and cultural engagement. Our faculty strive to provide students with the knowledge to discover, build, serve, create, succeed, and innovate. Affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention, we seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber, active in the scholarship of teaching, discovery, application, and integration of faith. 

In addition to being named as one of the best Southeastern Colleges by the Princeton Review, Anderson University was also recognized as a Top Tier Regional University by U.S. News & World Report, who also ranked AU the seventh “Most Innovative School” among Regional Universities in the South. AU is a two-time recipient of Apple's Distinguished School recognition, one of just a handful of universities in the world to achieve this. We are located in South Carolina’s Upstate region, a growing and thriving community with award-winning public schools with convenient access to major cities and year-round outdoor recreation.

Review Date: Review of applications begins on January 16 and will continue until the position is filled.

Your application should include a letter specifically addressing how your abilities and experiences might contribute to teaching undergraduates consistent with Anderson University’s unique Christian mission ( Include a teaching statement that highlights your philosophy, goals, accomplishments, and future plans. In addition, include a curriculum vitae, official transcripts, letters from three references, and an Anderson University faculty application. Electronic (PDF or Word) copies of all application materials are required and can be sent to  (Please reference Political Science Search in the e-mail subject line). Political Science Search Committee
Ms. Annie Brink
Administrative Assistant
College of Arts and Sciences
Anderson University, Anderson, SC






RUTGERS UNIVERSITY-NEW BRUNSWICK - TT Assistant Professor of Marine Social Sciences and Policy/Human Ecology Department

The Department of Human Ecology at Rutgers University School of Environmental and Biological Sciences invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor – AY in marine social sciences and policy. The successful candidate will establish an innovative program of scholarship, teaching, and service dealing with marine issues conceived broadly, and should be comfortable working with interdisciplinary teams to bridge the social and natural sciences. The candidate should possess a Ph.D. or equivalent in one of the social sciences (anthropology, geography, sociology, political science, economics, environmental studies, or related fields), focused on marine issues in either domestic or international settings, and have proven experience applying social science methods to significant marine issues.

The successful candidate should show potential to successfully obtain and manage grants to support research activities and maintain a record of scholarly publications. Research topics of interest for this position might include human dimensions of marine resource management; coupled socio-ecological marine systems and/or ecosystem services; ocean conservation and/or marine protected areas; sustainable use and management of marine resources and fisheries; governance, institutions and/or socio-economics of marine issues; equity and access for marine-dependent communities; law and policy dealing with small island states; climate change impacts on marine resources and communities; offshore development, pollution and environmental impacts; and other related topics. The candidate should be comfortable working with and leveraging interdisciplinary teams to bridge the social and natural sciences in marine issues, such as working with faculty in the Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, the Institute of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, and the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources at Rutgers, as well as with a new Center for Fisheries and Ocean Sustainability. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses within the curriculum of the Environmental Policy, Institutions, and Behavior undergraduate major, such as courses on natural resources policy; marine policy, governance and institutions; or human dimensions of marine conservation, among other topics (see curriculum at:, and may also engage with related teaching minors, such as minors in Sustainability and in Fisheries. The successful candidate will also be encouraged to work with graduate students in other departments across the School and University through participation in Graduate Faculty appointments. We are especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, service, and/or personal experience will contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.

Applications will be accepted through November 10, 2017. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit a single PDF file containing 1) a cover letter including the names and contact information of three references; 2) a Curriculum Vitae; 3) a statement of teaching philosophy; and 4) a writing sample or representative publication. Submissions to:

Western Washington University (WA) - Assistant Professor, African American Politics[]

About the Position: The Political Science Department and the American Cultural Studies Program at Western Washington University invite applications for a tenure-track position in African American Politics at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning in September 2018. The tenure line will reside in Political Science. Teaching responsibilities will be divided between Political Science and American Cultural Studies. 

Position Responsibilities:

The position requires teaching at both introductory and advanced undergraduate levels; an active research program; and service to the Political Science department, ACS, the university and to the profession. Teaching will include introductory and specialized courses in ACS, an upper division course in African American Politics, and advanced courses in the candidate’s area of specialization. Criteria for promotion are described in the Political Science Department Unit Evaluation Plan, available on request.  

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctorate or ABD in Political Science or related fields, with expected completion by June 15, 2019
  • Specialization in one of the following: African American political behavior, African Americans and American Political Development, African Americans and American Political Institutions, or African American Political Thought
  • Ability to effectively teach introductory and upper division courses in American Politics, including advanced courses in African American Politics and related areas
  • Ability to effectively teach introductory and upper division courses in American Cultural Studies
  • Ability to teach introductory research methods/social statistics
  • Ability to conduct high quality scholarship in the area of African American Politics
  • Ability to work and interact with culturally diverse student organizations and academic programs
  • Ability to work effectively within a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff

Preferred Qualifications: Ability to pursue a methodologically intersectional approach to African American politics


PACE UNIVERSITY, NEW YORK -- Chair Department of Political Science[]

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences of Pace University invites applications for an anticipated position of Chair of the Department of Political Science at the rank of Associate or Full Professor to begin September 2018. The position is at the Pace University campus in lower Manhattan, New York City. The Political Science major is one of the largest in the College. The department has a long history of achievements in innovative co-curricular enrichment activities, service learning, civic engagement, and collaborative research between professors and students.

Applicants should have an earned PhD in a relevant field (e.g., Political Science, Government, Public Administration, Public Policy, Latina/o Studies, etc.) with demonstrated expertise and familiarity with at least one major subfield of the political science discipline (preferably US politics and/or Latina/o Studies), an excellent record of teaching, research and service, and a record of leadership and administration, and strong quantitative training.

Duties and responsibilities include: working in a shared governance environment, modeling collegiality and collaboration; articulating a clear, compelling, and inclusive vision for the department’s future; leading a diverse and growing team of faculty and staff; cultivating a welcoming environment for diversity; valuing the interests, abilities, and perspectives of all faculty; strengthening the department’s ties with the rest of university and professional community; performing departmental administration in an efficient, highly competent, fair, and transparent manner; demonstrating and modeling a record of excellence in scholarship, teaching, and service; mentoring tenured and tenure-track full time faculty.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, and contact information for three references in a single PDF file to
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled; applications received by December 30, 2017 are guaranteed full consideration.

Pace University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


The Department of Political Science of Dyson College of Arts and Sciences at Pace University invites applications for an anticipated faculty position at the Assistant Professor level (tenure track) to begin September 2018. The position is located at the University’s New York City campus in lower Manhattan.

Applicants should have an earned PhD or equivalent in political science with a focus in the area of Comparative Politics. Preference will be given to candidates who have had additional methodological (quantitative and/or qualitative) training, and whose interests engage questions linked to community-based activism, advocacy organizations, and/or social justice issues. We seek applicants whose expertise encompasses Latin America, international political economy, and/or the developing world. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a scholarship program involving students.

Application materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research program, teaching philosophy and a list of three references with contact information in a single PDF file sent to

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled; applications received by December 30, 2017 are guaranteed full consideration.

Pace University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Full-time, non-tenure-track[]

MILLS COLLEGE, OAKLAND, CA -- Assistant Adjunct Professor of Public Policy[]

The Department of Public Policy and Political Science in the Lokey School of Business and Public Policy at Mills College, Oakland, California, invites applications for a full-time, multi-year adjunct faculty position in Public Policy, to begin in August 2018. The successful candidate will be expected to teach five courses per year at the undergraduate and master's levels, including an introduction to public policy, methods of social science research and policy analysis, and substantive policy courses in two or more domestic or international areas, such as economic development, gender and racial equity, health, housing, human rights, immigration, information technology, local governance, nonprofit management, or social service delivery.

Candidates should have a demonstrated capacity to be excellent teachers, academic advisors, and productive scholars in the liberal arts college context. Candidates must have academic training in public policy analysis (such as a Ph.D. in Public Policy or a related field).  A Master of Public Policy degree and/or experience as a policy practitioner in government or the nonprofit sector would be advantageous. Candidates' ongoing research agendas should include work that is policy-relevant as well as scholarly.

Applications (see;?JOBID=92284should include a curriculum vitae, a letter outlining teaching and research interests, and supporting materials relevant to teaching experience. Applicants should also provide the names, addresses, and email contacts for three professional references. No letters of reference should be submitted at this time. Screening will begin immediately; applications should be received by January 30, 2018 to receive full consideration.