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Assistant Professor of Political Science

The Spadoni College of Education and Social Sciences at Coastal Carolina University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in the Department of Political Science to begin in August 2024.
We seek to hire a candidate who specializes in political methodology, in particular quantitative methods. Experience with a range of programs, such as Stata, R, Python, UCINET, and ArcGIS, is especially desired. The person hired will work closely with the College’s new Social Science Research Lab ( SSRL ) in the development of new courses and certificate programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Summer compensation will be provided so that courses and workshops can be offered to students.
The candidate will also teach in their substantive area(s) of research, and we are specifically focused on candidates who study mass media, social media, political communication, and/or public opinion in the United States.
The chosen candidate is required to have a Ph.D. in Political Science or related discipline by the time of appointment. Candidates must demonstrate how their scholarship and training, to date, make them a good fit for working collaboratively with the department and the SSRL .
Interested candidates should submit: a letter of application that addresses their qualifications, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a combined statement about teaching and research, and contact information for three (3) professional references electronically at: Review of application materials will begin October 2nd, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.
Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, South Carolina, just nine miles from the Atlantic coastal resort city of Myrtle Beach. Coastal Carolina University enrolls over 10,000 students from 49 states and 55 nations. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the baccalaureate and master’s degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in instructional technology, and PhD degrees in marine science: coastal and marine systems science and education sciences.

Coastal Carolina University is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply.

For additional information, please contact the chair of the search committee, Dr. Mikel Norris (; 843-349-4033), or Dr. Adam Chamberlain, Chair of the Department of Political Science (; 843-349-6506).
Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer.

Required Qualifications

Must hold the appropriate terminal degree or meet the established alternative qualifications, and exhibit strong potential for excellence in teaching.

Preferred Qualifications

The chosen candidate is required to have a Ph.D. in Political Science or related discipline by the time of appointment.

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Reading (documents or instruments), Reasoning, Verbal Communication, Written Communication

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