Assistant Professor, Political Science

Kentucky, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Oct 01, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor, Political Science

Caudill College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Morehead State University is accepting applications for a full-time tenure track position as Assistant Professor, Political Science. The anticipated start date is January 4, 2021.

Morehead State University is located in Morehead, KY, a designated Kentucky Trail Town, nestled in Daniel Boone National Forest, in close proximity to Cave Run Lake. This location provides opportunities for a wide-range of outdoor recreation activities. Additionally, Morehead State University is relatively close to a number of larger cities including Lexington, KY, Louisville, KY, and Cincinnati, OH. Morehead State University delivers a strong and affordable education for friendly, ambitious students who thrive in a student-focused learning environment defined by small class sizes and faculty committed to teaching and student success.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Primary responsibilities will be to teach in the Master of Public Administration program that may include: Public Policy, Budgeting, Management, and Foundations of Public Administration. Applicants with experience to teach undergraduate political science courses in U.S. State and Local Government; Federalism; and American Politics with Women and Politics or African-American Politics a plus. The normal teaching load is four courses/semester. Applicants should have a strong teaching record, and enthusiasm to support program initiatives in and outside of the classroom to enrich students and enhance the profile of the programs.

REQUIREMENTS: A Ph.D. in Political Science, Public Affairs, Public Policy or Public Administration is required (DPA, DPP and advanced ABDs will be considered). The potential to develop and sustain an academic research program resulting in peer-reviewed publications is also required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Successful and responsible experience working in the public sector and successful teaching in higher education are preferred. Demonstrated record of securing and executing externally funded grants preferred.

SPONSORSHIP: This position is not budgeted for Visa Sponsorship.

Morehead State University is a comprehensive, regionally focused university providing high-quality instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The University has an enrollment of over 10,000 students. To apply, visit: and complete the MSU Application for Employment along with a Letter of Application, Curriculum Vita including names and contact information for three references, and unofficial transcripts. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For preferred consideration, apply by October 31, 2020. Contact the Office of Human Resources at (606) 783-2097 should you have questions about our online application. Please contact Jim Masterson, the search committee chair, at for questions regarding this position. MSU is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.