Visiting Assistant Professor, Political Science

New York, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Apr 27, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Visiting Assistant Professor, Political Science (2 positions)

Rockefeller College of Public Affairs seeks two Visiting Assistant Professors in the fields of Public Law and American Politics. The appointment is in the Department of Political Science for academic year 2021-2022, with the possibility of renewal. The course load is four courses a year.

American Politics
The department's priority is a scholar who will teach in the areas of the American presidency/executive politics, and/or campaigns and elections. Ability to teach other subjects in American Politics, such as Political Parties, American Political Development, and/or Racial and Ethnic Politics, will be considered a plus. The department also expects that the successful applicant will teach the introductory course in American Politics. Contributing to the diversity of the Department will also be considered a plus.

Public Law 
One of the four courses taught during the year may be a topics courses of the visitor's design, and another will be the introductory course in American Politics.  The Department prefers candidates with an interest in American Political Development (APD).  Ability to teach racial and ethnic politics and/or contributing to the diversity of the Department will also be considered a plus.

Applicants should at least have finished or be close to submitting their dissertation by the beginning of the fall 2021 semester. Candidates should have demonstrated the ability to work with and instruct culturally diverse groups of people. Their home university should be accredited by a USDOE or an internationally accrediting organization.

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All candidates should submit a statement of interest, a curriculum vita, a writing sample or publication, and available evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., syllabi, student evaluations, and/or teaching statement) through Interview Exchange.  Candidates should also arrange to have a graduate transcript and at least three letters of reference submitted through Interview Exchange. 

Salary: $50,000 and benefits. Starting date is August 23, 2021. 

All applications received by May 10, 2021 will be reviewed.  Later applications will be considered as needed.

Located in a major governmental center, the Department has 21 full-time members and offers degrees at the bachelors, masters, and doctoral levels.  The University at Albany ( is one of four designated University Centers in the SUNY system. 

Department Contact Person: Meredith Weiss, Chair,

About University at Albany:
Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,900 students in nine schools and colleges across three campuses.

Located in Albany, New York, New York State's capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City and the Adirondacks.

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