Assistant Professor of Political Science

Alabama, United States
Competitive Salary
Feb 26, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice at the University of South Alabama invites applications for a full-time (9 month), tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin August 15, 2021. Applicants should possess an earned doctoral degree in Political Science or a closely related field, but ABD’s near completion of the degree will be considered.

The Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice is recognized for its research-active faculty, award-winning teaching, and for its collegiality. The Department offers a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and in Criminal Justice and a Master of Public Administration. More information regarding our programs can be found here:

Applicants must show a history or ability to publish peer-reviewed research and have teaching interests in the area of international relations. We welcome applicants who can also offer courses in one or more additional areas, including comparative politics, research methods, criminal justice, or public administration. Contributing to one or more of the concentrations in the International Studies program is also a plus In addition to research and teaching, the successful candidate will be expected to advise a diverse student body, including many students of color and first-generation students, and to contribute appropriate service.

Our Department is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and highly encourages female, minority, and candidates from other historically underrepresented groups to apply.

To apply, please send by email a letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and, if A.B.D. or recent Ph.D., a writing sample to Dr. Scott Liebertz, Chair of Search Committee, at

Prospective candidates may be asked to participate first in a brief Zoom interview. Candidates invited for a virtual or on-campus interview will need to arrange for three signed letters of recommendation to be sent to Dr. Liebertz at the email above. Letters of reference must be sent from a University email account and include the phone number of the letter writer. Additionally, those candidates selected for the virtual campus interview will need to arrange to have official graduate and undergraduate transcripts-sent directly by the Registrars of all colleges attended to Dr. Liebertz at the following address:
Humanities 226
5991 USA Drive North
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL 36688

Applications received by March 15, 2021, will receive full consideration. The consideration of applications received after March 15 will be at the discretion of the search committee. The position remains open until filled.

The University of South Alabama is an EO/AA employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression), religion, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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