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Assistant/Associate Professor of Political Science

University of Texas at Tyler
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jan 20, 2024

Assistant/Associate Professor of Political Science

Position Information

Job Type



Commensurate with Experience

Hours per Week

40 hours

Hiring Department

College of Arts and Sciences - Political Science

Required Application Materials

A single PDF or Word document containing a letter of application, detailing teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and the names of three references is required to apply.

Important Instructions:

When prompted to upload your “resume”, upload your combined documents as one file.

  • Please do not upload documents to “Cover Letter” or “References”.

    If the required application materials were not uploaded at the “resume” prompt, please withdraw your application, and re-apply to upload your combined documents as one file.

    Job Summary

    The Department of Political Science at the University of Texas at Tyler invites applications for a tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor position specializing in American politics. The successful candidate will teach courses on Campaign Politics, Congress, and Research Methods and will be responsible for the Center for Public Opinion Research, an in-house polling center, whose results have been published state and nationwide in the past. The successful candidate will join an academically vibrant community, making impactful contributions to teaching, research, and community service.

    Review of applications begins the week of October 30, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.

    Essential Functions

    Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • 3/3 course load at the undergraduate and graduate level with a possibility of release times for running the Center for Public Opinion Research.
  • Maintain a record of research.
  • Advise students.
  • Serve the department, college, and university.

Required Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in Political Science

About The University of Texas at Tyler

The University of Texas at Tyler is part of the prestigious University of Texas System that includes 13 institutions located throughout the state. Founded in 1971, UT Tyler today enrolls 10,000 students and consists of six colleges.

Our beautiful Tyler campus features more than 200 acres nestled along a lake and surrounded by thick pine and oak forests, providing a picturesque location for study and recreation. We also offer instructional sites at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler and in Palestine, Longview, and Houston.

With more than 80 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs offered, UT Tyler provides a wealth of learning opportunities and dynamic programs.

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Additional Information

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code Section 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information. Applicants selected must be able to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States by time of hire.

EEO/AA Statement

The University of Texas at Tyler is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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