Assistant Professor in American Politics

University of Florida
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 13, 2022

Classification Title:

Assistant Professor in American Politics

Job Description:

The Department of Political Science at the University of Florida, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, invites applications for three (3) full-time, nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professors in American Politics to begin August 16, 2023. We especially welcome candidates:
  • Who study the legislative process, bureaucratic politics, and/or political parties at the state or national levels.
  • Whose research focuses on political attitudes, behavior, participation, activism, and/or parties.
  • Whose research focuses on policy areas such as criminal justice, health care, environmental welfare, education policy, or on the policy process or outcomes.
This search is part of a thematic hiring initiative in the Department seeking to hire faculty broadly engaged in research that is field-bridging, adding to our Department’s long tradition of intellectual diversity and pluralism. For this thematic initiative, we are particularly interested in candidates who combine rigorous and original scholarship in keeping with our recent cluster hire theme of race, ethnicity, gender, and identity with a focus on representation.

Candidates who address this theme through the lens of American institutions, American Political Behavior, or American Public Policy in their research are especially encouraged to apply.

The Department, and the College, values faculty members who embrace diversity and inclusion in research, teaching, and service. The College is active in a number of university initiatives designed to increase the quality of the education experience we provide to students while at the same time helping them create a path from their studies to their future professions. Our faculty contribute actively to these initiatives, including the UF Quest program and the College Beyond 120 program. The Department also actively partners with other academic programs in the College, including International Studies, Sustainability Studies, African-American Studies, and with UF programs such as the Informatics Institute and the Emerging Pathogens Institute.

Successful applicants are expected to teach two courses per fall and two courses per spring semester, with a mix of introductory and advanced undergraduate courses and graduate seminars. The ability to develop experiential learning opportunities for undergraduates and excel in mentoring undergraduate research in the Department’s Honors and Junior Fellows programs is a plus. More information about the Department of Political Science can be found at: .

Expected Salary:

The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package.

Minimum Requirements:
Ph.D. in Political Science.

Preferred Qualifications:

Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at (search job 523737)and must include:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of research interests/plans
  • Statement of teaching interests/philosophy
  • Statement of commitment to diversity in research, teaching, and mentoring
  • A writing sample (a dissertation chapter or one article reprint or pre-print)
  • The names and email addresses of three references must be provided. An email will be sent to your references, requesting them to upload their confidential letter to the submission packet.

  • Review of applications will begin October 15, 2022, and continue until all the position is filled. All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

    All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

    The selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at .

    The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed in order to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

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