Assistant 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 Social Science at Hampton University, which houses the BA in Political Science, BA in History, BA in International Studies, BA in Sociology, BS in Criminal Justice degrees, as well as a Pre-Law Program, is seeking to fill an Assistant Professor position in Political Science beginning Fall 2022.

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, an Introduction African American History, and other like courses as needed to support the university. Additionally, the successful candidate is expected to advise Political Science majors and hold office hours. Moreover, the successful candidate is expected to contribute to the scholarly advancement of the department through a productive research agenda that includes grantsmanship. Furthermore, the successful candidate should demonstrate dedication to the progress of the Social Science Department, the School of Liberal Arts and Education, and to the University as a whole, through service activities.


Qualified candidates must have and 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 completed Application for Faculty Employment, a cover letter specifically addressing suitability for the position, curriculum vitae, a list of grants applied for that were awarded, statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, recent teaching evaluations, contact information for at least three professional references and an official transcript from the institution awarding the highest degree. Applications must be emailed to Dr. Hunter and Dr. Taylor:

Dr. David Hunter, Asst. Dean

School of Liberal Arts and Education

Hampton University

200 William R. Harvey Way

Hampton, VA 23668


Phone 757-727-5400

Dr. David P. Taylor, Chair

Department of Social Sciences

Hampton University

200 William R. Harvey Way

Hampton, VA 23668


Phone 757-727-5338

*Hampton University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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