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Assistant Professor 9 Mo of Political Science

Arkansas State University
Jonesboro, Arkansas
Commensurate with Experience
Posted Date
Sep 29, 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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Position Summary:

The Department of Political Science at Arkansas State University invites applications for a position at the level of tenure-track assistant or tenured associate professor, beginning fall 2023.

The position is open with respect to any aspect of public administration (comparative perspectives are openly considered), although candidates whose research and teaching interests include public management are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates who have a strong theoretical and empirical background with the ability to teach advanced research methods at the undergraduate and graduate level are preferred. We also seek candidates with experience in program evaluation and the NASPAA accreditation process.

The Department also seeks to attract a candidate who can occasionally enhance the department’s course offerings in the undergraduate program in political science, and who can increase the department’s mission towards continuing diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Duties & Responsibilities:


Teaching load of MPA faculty is typically flexible with releases dependent on research productivity and administrative duties as applicable. Faculty workload also includes research, creative activity, service, and professional development in the best interest of the students and community at large.



Knowledge, skills, and abilities required or applicable to the position responsibilities and area of specialization, including special abilities.

General Days/Hours:

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Additional hours as requested and/or needed
Regular and reliable attendance


Please note: all position postings close at 12:00 A.M. CST on the position closing date

All items listed below are requirements must be submitted in order for your file to be considered complete:

(1) A statement of purpose indicating research and teaching interests and credentials, (2) Curriculum Vitae, (3) a writing sample (e.g., recent peer-reviewed article, book chapter, or dissertation chapter), and (4) three letters of recommendation.

Review of applications will begin on November 14, 2022. We expect to begin contacting candidates the week of November 28 with preliminary interviews taking place the week of December 5. We expect to conduct on-campus interviews early in the Spring 2023 semester.

Arkansas State University is a comprehensive public research university located approximately 70 miles northwest of Memphis, TN. The department offers a well-rounded curriculum to its more than 100 majors. The department also offers two graduate programs—an MA in Political Science and a NASPAA-accredited MPA program. The latter includes an enrollment of more than 150 students.

Minimum Qualifications:

An earned PhD or doctorate in political science, public administration, public policy or cognate field is required.

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