Assistant Professor - Law and Policy

University Of Arizona- School Gov't & Public Policy
Arizona, United States
Competitive Salary
Aug 17, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The School of Government and Public Policy (SGPP) at the University of Arizona invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor position in law and policy/politics, beginning in fall 2021. The position is open to all law-related fields, but we are especially interested in empirically oriented scholars whose research and teaching address questions about law and race, gender, health, or environmental sustainability. The School of Government and Public Policy is a growing and vibrant academic community housing scholars of Political Science, Public Policy, and Administration and Management, and offers in person and online Bachelor's and Master's degrees, as well as an in-residence PhD. SGPP is also home to the first BA in Law degree offered in the United States. Additional information on the SGPP is available at

SGPP is situated within the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS). Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more. Accepting a new position is a big life step. We want potential candidates and their families to be able to make informed decisions. Candidates who are considering relocation to the Tucson or Phoenix area, and have been offered an on-site interview, are encouraged to use the free services offered by Above & Beyond Relocation Services (ABRS). Ask your department contact to be introduced to ABRS prior to your visit. The University of Arizona has been recognized on Forbes 2015 list of America’s Best Employers in the United States and has been awarded the 2015 Work-Life Seal of Distinction by the Alliance for Work-Life Progress. For more information about working at the University of Arizona, please click here.

A PhD in political science, public policy, or a related social science field, is required by the time of appointment. The candidate will be expected to have a demonstrated ability to conduct and publish significant empirical research. The successful candidate will be expected to teach two courses per semester at the undergraduate and/or graduate level, and to participate in outreach and contribute to departmental, college, and university service. Our faculty also help to develop innovative approaches to enhancing student engagement, increasing diversity, and expanding collaborations with community and business partners.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, statement of research and teaching interests, current curriculum Vitae, and a writing sample via this job requisition. Additionally, applicants will need to provide three letters of references. Please submit these letters of reference via email to Angela Hackett at General questions can be directed the School of Government & Public Policy Manager of Administration, Angela Hackett at Review of application materials will begin on September 28, 2020. 

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