University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 5, 2022


University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Position Number: 01332232

Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)
Situated on the shores of the largest system of freshwater lakes on earth, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee provides a world-class and affordable education to 24,000 students from 90 countries. As an R1 research and access university, we are committed to fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment that values excellence in research and teaching. We want to attract, retain, and grow a diverse staff that honors unique experiences and perspectives, and we take pride in the diversity of our student body, faculty and staff, and programs.

The Department of Political Science at UWM offers a comprehensive curriculum designed to provide a thorough understanding of politics while providing a foundation for careers in government, law, education, business, and other fields. In addition to courses on political ideas, behavior, and institutions at the local, state, national, and international levels, the curriculum is divided into four areas of study: American politics, comparative politics, international relations and political theory.

Job Summary
The Department of Political Science invites applications for an Assistant Visiting Professor position in political methodology to begin Fall 2023. This position is a one-year appointment with the potential for further renewal. We are interested in candidates with a strong commitment to research and teaching in quantitative methods and their application to substantive political science problems. Primary teaching responsibilities include a 2-2 teaching load to include graduate courses in quantitative methodology, as well as undergraduate and graduate courses in the applicant's substantive sub-field of interest.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Completion or near-completion of a Ph.D. in Political Science or a closely related field is expected by August 2023

Preferred Qualifications
  • Ability to teach graduate courses in quantitative methodology
  • Commitment to teaching and research in quantitative methods and their application to substantive political science problems
  • A research focus in one of the major substantive subfields in political science
  • Demonstrated ability to publish in highly visible peer-reviewed outlets.
  • Experience working with colleagues and mentoring students with a diverse array of perspectives and backgrounds

Application Instructions
Candidates must submit the following for full consideration:
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vita
  • One writing sample
  • Research statement
  • Teaching statement explaining approaches to teach graduate methods courses at UWM
  • Diversity statement addressing ways in which their research, teaching, and/or service will contribute to the department and University’s commitment to enhancing diversity and inclusiveness—broadly constructed (uploaded as “Other Document 1”)
  • Names and contact information for 3 references to collect confidential letters of recommendation

Applicants must apply online at:

This is a continuous recruitment with an initial review date of January 31, 2023. To ensure consideration, applications must be submitted by January 30, 2023. Applications submitted after January 30, 2023 may not be reviewed

Application Notes
For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number.

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Confidentiality of Applicant Materials

UWM is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin’s Open Records Law. UWM will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin’s Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of “final candidates” and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC and Reference Check Policy

Employment will require a criminal background check. UWM takes the prevention of sexual misconduct seriously. As such, you and your references will be required to answer questions regarding any past findings of sexual violence and sexual harassment or any pending allegations of sexual violence or sexual harassment.

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Employment Authorization

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