University of Georgia
Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 12, 2022

Position Summary

The Department of Political Science at the University of Georgia invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track assistant professor position in American Politics, starting August 2023. The area of substantive specialization and methodological approach are open; those candidates with research interests focused on race, ethnicity, and politics are especially encouraged to apply.

Duties include teaching and mentoring at the graduate and undergraduate levels and the publishing of original research in professional outlets.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Prospective candidates should submit the following in electronic form: a cover letter that addresses all listed relevant and preferred qualifications, experience, and knowledge for this position, a curriculum vita, a research statement, a recent publication or research-related writing sample, a teaching portfolio including evaluations (if available), transcripts, and a list of three letter writers, who will separately provide letters of recommendation (in electronic form).

Questions can be sent to Wendi Finch, Administrative Associate, Department of Political Science, University of Georgia, ( ).

Review of applications will begin on October 13th and continue until the position is filled.

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SPIA-Political Science

About the University of Georgia

Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( ). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

The Department of Political Science ranks 13th in American politics among public institutions and 28th overall. For more information about the Department and the School of Public and International Affairs, visit . Athens is well known for its quality of life, including both outdoor and urban activities and conveniently located 65 miles northeast of Atlanta.

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Benefits Eligible


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Job Closing Date

Open until filled


Location of Vacancy

Athens Area

EEO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (

Position Details

Position Information

Classification Title

Assistant Professor


Faculty Rank

Assistant Professor

Contract Type

Academic (9 mo.)

Tenure Status

Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications

PhD in political science or closely related field by August 2023.

Additional Requirements

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification


Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
  • Strong research-related skills and an eagerness to teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Candidates who will contribute to the Department’s commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive environment for learning, teaching, research, and service
  • Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship
  • Potential to create synergies with existing faculty in American political behavior and institutions, political methodology, and political theory (formal or normative).
Physical Demands

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Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?


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Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/CV
  3. Research Portfolio/Philosophy
  4. Writing Sample
  5. Teaching Portfolio/Philosophy
  6. Unofficial Transcripts
  7. List of References with Contact Information
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