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Assistant Professor of Political Science

University of Louisville
Kentucky, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Oct 15, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Political Science & International Relations
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Political Science at the University of Louisville is accepting applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin Fall 2022. The position is in political theory with a research emphasis on race, ethnicity and/or post-colonial identity in politics. The department welcomes candidates who address these topics from various traditions within political theory in conversation with American or comparative politics. The ideal candidate will contribute to the University of Louisville's stated commitment to become "a premier anti-racist metropolitan research university."

The successful candidate will be able to teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses related to the position's focus, as well as one introductory-level course in another subfield of political science.  Teaching experience is a plus, and candidates should have demonstrated research potential. Candidates who are ABD will be considered, but College policy requires completion of the PhD by February 15th of the first probationary year.

The Department of Political Science has 16 full-time professors and is proud of a diverse and dynamic faculty and student body. We have over 500 students enrolled in BA and MA programs.  The University of Louisville is a Carnegie-classified R1 metropolitan research university. The salary and benefits package are competitive.

Position is subject to final budgetary approval.

Interested candidates must apply online and attach a curriculum vitae. In addition, applicants should submit a cover letter, sample of written work, graduate transcripts, teaching evaluations (if available), and three letters of reference. We ask that in the cover letter, the candidate describe how their research, teaching, or service experiences support inclusive learning and diversity.

Materials should be sent to Dr. Tricia Gray, Chair, Department of Political Science, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292 or via email to Priority application deadline is November 8, 2021; application review will continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Political Science encourages candidates to apply who have demonstrated capacity to create inclusive work environments, will work effectively on increasingly diverse teams, and will serve the increasingly diverse students we admit and want to attract.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Louisville is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, age, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, pregnancy, or veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact the Employment team at or 502.852.6258.

To apply for this position, click the link above, follow the "Apply on Institution's Website" link and then click on the "Apply Now". You must answer all required fields and submit your application by clicking the "Submit" button.  Detailed instructions are available at in the "My Career Tools" section.  Vacancies are routinely removed from the jobs portal around 7:00PM on the deadline date.  If the posting description requested that you follow up and mail or email other documents, your application will not be considered complete until those have been received by the department.

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