Assistant or Associate Professor of Political Science

Hampton University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 8, 2023

Rich in history, steeped in tradition, Hampton University is a dynamic, progressive institution of higher education, providing a broad range of technical , liberal arts , and graduate degree programs . In addition to being one of the top historically black universities in the world, Hampton University is a tightly-knit community of learners and educators, representing 49 states and 35 territories and nations. The Department of Political Science and History at Hampton University, which houses the BA in Political Science, BA in History, and BA in International Studies degrees, as well as a Pre-Law Program, is seeking to fill an Assistant/Associate professor level position in Political Science beginning Fall 2023.

Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be required to teach a variety of courses in Political Science, such as courses in Political Theory, Urban Politics, Race and Public Policy, American National Politics, African Political Theory, State and Local Politics, Introduction to African American History, and other like courses as needed. Additionally, successful candidates are expected to advise Political Science majors and hold office hours. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the scholarly advancement of the department through a productive research agenda that includes grantsmanship. Candidates should demonstrate dedication to the progress of the Political Science and History Department, the School of Liberal Arts and Education, and to the University as a whole, through service activities.


Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate a commitment to quality teaching, mentoring of students and an active research agenda, with the potential for, or record of externally funded research activity.


Qualified candidates must have an earned doctorate in Political Science from an accredited university. Experience in and evidence of successful teaching in a university setting is preferred. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated experience in research and grantsmanship. Although there is an expectation of hiring at the Assistant Professor rank, we will consider filling the position at a higher rank depending upon the qualifications of the applicant. Rank and compensation are commensurate with credentials and experience.

How to Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a list of grants received, statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, recent teaching evaluations, at least three professional letters of references and a transcript from the institution awarding the highest degree. Applications must be emailed to the following:

Dr. Catherine Porter, Interim Chair

Department of Political Science and History

Hampton University

Hampton, VA 23668

(757) 727-5749

Dr. David Hunter, Assistant Dean

School of Liberal Arts and Education

Hampton University

(757) 727-5400

*Hampton University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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