The School of Politics and Global Studies at Arizona State
University (Tempe) invites applications for a full-time,
tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor or Associate
Professor whose research and teaching focus is on Black/African
American politics, race/ethnicity and U.S. politics, broadly
defined. Though we are primarily interested in someone who studies
Black/African American politics within the United States, we also
invite applications from scholars who examine these issues from a
comparative and/or transnational perspective that also encompass a
focus on the U.S.
The position is open regarding the particular substantive
dimensions and theoretical perspectives emphasized, as well as
methodological approach(es). Along with the emphasis on
Black/African American politics, and possible cross-national
research, additional consideration will be given to candidates
whose scholarship incorporates analysis of related factors (such as
class and/or gender), and across various realms of politics (such
as institutions, political behavior, and combinations thereof).
The successful candidate will contribute to curriculum
development; teach at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral
levels as appropriate; supervisor honors, masters and doctoral
students; conduct research publishable in top-tier academic
journals and/or top university presses in the discipline;
participate in professional and university service; and develop
grant proposals for external funding as PI or co-PI.
The College values our cultural and intellectual diversity, and
continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive
environment. We are especially interested in applicants who
can strengthen the diversity of the academic
Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Political Science or related
discipline by the time of appointment; demonstrated excellence in
research commensurate with appointment at the level of assistant
professor or associate professor level; demonstrated potential to
establish a strong, externally-funded research program; and
evidence of promise in and commitment to undergraduate and graduate
Demonstrated potential to meet the needs of diverse student
populations and/or reach out to diverse communities; a research
focus with the potential to advance the mission of the School of
Politics and Global Studies, especially in the areas of
Black/African American politics and race/ethnicity and U.S.
politics; a clear record of, or clear potential for, publishing in
top journals and/or top university presses.
This is an in-person, academic year, benefits-eligible
appointment. The anticipated start date is August 8 2022.
The application deadline is November 6, 2021; only applications
that are complete by the deadline will be given full consideration.
Applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed every two
weeks thereafter until the position is closed.
Applicants should submit electronically (in MS Word or PDF
Format) a cover letter (which states qualifications, experience,
research plans, and teaching interests); a curriculum vitae; a
writing sample; contact information (email and phone) for three
references; a brief statement of 1-2 pages addressing how your past
and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will
advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence. Applications must
be submitted via Interfolio here: http://apply.interfolio.com/94481
A background check is required for employment. Arizona State
University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants
will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion,
national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other
basis protected by law.
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