Assistant/Associate Professor of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics

Arizona State University
Arizona, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Sep 22, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Political Science & International Relations
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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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 community.

Minimum Qualifications:

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 teaching.

Desired Qualifications:

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:


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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