Assistant Professor of Political Science

Louisiana, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Apr 30, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
POSITION: Assistant Professor of Political Science. Tenure track, nine-month position. Review of applications begins 15 May 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Starting date: 1 September 2021.


QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Political Science by 1 September 2021.


RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will join a vibrant academic unit that prioritizes interdisciplinary teaching and research collaboration and coordination between the humanities and social sciences.  The candidate will have the opportunity to teach courses in her/his areas of specialization and interest within either Comparative Politics or International Relations, as well as research methods. In addition to courses in the candidate’s area of specialization, the ability to teach American political thought, American political development, and/or the history of political philosophy is desired. The normal teaching load is three courses per quarter. A strong commitment to exemplary teaching at the undergraduate level, scholarship/research activity, and good interpersonal and collegial skills are expected.


THE UNIVERSITY: Louisiana Tech is a selective admissions university and offers a broad range of fully accredited undergraduate degrees in a variety of majors and doctoral programs in areas of specified expertise. The School of History and Social Sciences offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science, History, and Sociology, as well as minors in Geography and Philosophy. The campus is located in Ruston, Louisiana, 70 miles east of Shreveport and 30 miles west of Monroe on Interstate 20. The geographical location of Ruston makes it an important trade and medical center for an area of over 100,000 people.


APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Interested applicants should attach a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references through the Louisiana Tech University Work Day portal. Please see the full posting and apply here:



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