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Assistant Professor (Political Science)

University of Massachusetts Boston
Boston, Massachusetts
Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 8, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Political Science & International Relations
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts Boston invites applications for a tenure-track position in American politics to be filled at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning September 1, 2023.  We are particularly interested in candidates whose area of specialization is in race, ethnicity, and politics.  Preferred but not required secondary areas of interest include political behavior, inequality, or American political development. A typical teaching load is two courses per semester, and candidates are expected to be productive scholars with active research agendas and pedagogical commitments. UMass Boston aspires to be an anti-racist health promoting institution and encourages applications from scholars with a commitment to community engagement in Boston and beyond.


All candidates should hold a PhD in a relevant field or should have a reasonable expectation of earning the PhD by no later than August 31, 2023.

Application instructions:

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.  Applicants should submit: (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) relevant transcripts, (4) a statement of research and teaching interests, (5) a writing sample, (6) a statement on diversity and inclusion, and (7) three letters of recommendation.  Please submit application materials online.

UMass Boston requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and to confirm proof of their vaccination status including booster. Exemptions from the vaccine requirement will be permitted only for qualifying religious or medical reasons. Regardless of vaccination status, you must wear a face covering in public indoor spaces on campus.

The University of Massachusetts Boston provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, genetic information, pregnancy or a pregnancy-related condition, or membership in any other legally protected class. The University of Massachusetts Boston complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the university operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.

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