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Assistant/Associate Professor of Political Science


CLAFLIN UNIVERSITY , founded in 1869, is becoming recognized as one of the leading institutions of higher education in the southeast. With rigorous student-focused academic programs and a faculty comprised of world-class scholars, these attributes have contributed to the U.S. News and World Report ranking Claflin ninth in its 2022-2023 list of the nations top historically black colleges/universities (HBCUs). Claflin is the only HBCU in South Carolina in this Top Ten ranking. Claflin has earned a place among the Top 10 HBCUs in the publications prestigious ranking for 12 consecutive years.


Claflin University invites applicants to apply for a tenure-track position as Assistant or Associate Professor of Political Science. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching foundational political science courses, research methods and statistics, and advanced program courses within the political science curriculum. We are specifically seeking to hire an applicant with expertise in Public Administration, Policy, History. and/or expertise in African American political leadership/studies who can teach courses in the African American Political thought, African American politics, Issues in Justice, African political thought, and civil liberties. A commitment to teaching excellence and student advising is required.

The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to maintain an ongoing program of research and publication, the potential to secure external grant funding to support that research, and the willingness to contribute substantially to the departments teaching mission.

Additionally, this position seeks a person that has an interest in legal and minority relations in America (e.g., women, gender, and diversity of thought) who can bring unique skills to foster the growth. Candidates who can contribute to the development and implementation of the program are especially desirable. Candidates with expertise in and experience with interdisciplinary work, certificate programs, innovative research-related technology, and/or community outreach are also invited to apply.



A PhD is preferred (ABD considered). A successful candidate must possess experience in college level teaching. All specializations will be considered. Candidates with additional credentials are especially invited to apply.

SALARY: Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants should send a current curriculum vita, copies of transcripts of all graduate work, three current letters of recommendation and the addresses, telephone numbers and emails of at least three references via email to:

Dr. Isaiah R. McGee, Dean

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Claflin University

400 Magnolia Street

Orangeburg, SC 29115


Office telephone: (803) 535-5234

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