Assistant Professor - Comparative Politics - (FAC001482)

The Department of Political Science at the University of Houston invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position, to begin Fall 2021. We seek applicants whose research and teaching interests focus on Comparative Politics. The ideal candidate would be someone with strong quantitative skills who specializes in any geographic area but with a research focus on institutions or representation in electoral democracies.

Successful candidates should have extensive methodological training, demonstrated excellence in scholarly research and publication, and a clear commitment to undergraduate teaching. Review of applications will begin November 7, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Houston, a Carnegie Tier-1 research university with one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation, seeks to recruit and retain a diverse community of scholars. The Department of Political Science provides high-quality undergraduate and graduate education, with over 800 majors and 75 M.A. and Ph.D. students. The Department capitalizes on the strengths of our city, offering students and faculty opportunities to research the politics of the future in a dynamic hub of international commerce, and in a region which is on the leading edge of national demographic and economic trends.

Applications should be submitted through the University’s online job site, . The position number keyword is FAC001482 . To apply please s ubmit a letter of application, CV, short writing sample, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three professional references. Listed references will be asked to provide a letter of recommendation.

For further information please contact Professor Lydia Tiede, Department of Political Science, University of Houston, at

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, veterans, women and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Qualifications :

Ph.D in discipline completed by position start date

Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of final candidate. All positions at the University of Houston are security sensitive and will require a criminal history check. Incomplete applications may not be considered.

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