Website Department of Political Science, Georgia State University

Position in Identity Politics

The Department of Political Science at Georgia State University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2022.  We seek a scholar whose research focuses on the politics of identity broadly defined (including, but not limited to ethnicity, race, gender, class, sexual orientation, and religion). We welcome scholars in any subfield of political science (American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Public Law, or Political Theory) or closely related discipline.  The successful candidate will join a faculty with existing strengths in race and ethnicity, gender and politics, partisan and identity political polarization, civil conflict, and immigration politics. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to teach courses on the politics of identity at the undergraduate, M.A., and PhD levels as well as other courses in their area of expertise.

Georgia State University, an enterprising R-1 university located in Atlanta, is a national leader in using innovation to drive student success and research growth. Enrolling and graduating one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation, Georgia State provides its world-class faculty and more than 50,000 students unsurpassed research, teaching, and learning opportunities in one of the 21st century’s great global cities. The Department is committed to serving this student body and advancing innovative research by building a diverse faculty. The College of Arts & Sciences supports professional success for all faculty through mentoring programs and representation of faculty from all ranks in college-level program development. GSU is an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity. Among the core values of the department are diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion. We invite people of all backgrounds and identities, including, but not limited to races, ages, ethnicities, nationalities, religious beliefs, genders, sexual orientations, and abilities, as well as first-generation candidates, to apply for this position. The department’s full vision, mission and values statement is available at

Essential Qualifications:

o        A research agenda that indicates a clear theoretical and/or empirical engagement with the politics of identity.

o        Ability to teach courses on identity politics and related topics at the undergraduate and graduate level.

o        Interest in teaching and mentoring students of diverse backgrounds.

o        A Ph.D.  in hand or evidence that a PhD will be awarded by August 2022.

Preferred Qualifications:

o        Demonstrated evidence of research productivity such as publications, articles under review, conference papers, or grant-seeking activity.

o        Demonstrated potential of teaching effectiveness, such as syllabi of past or future courses, teaching statement, or teaching evaluations.

Applicants should send a letter of interest that details how the essential and preferred qualifications are met, a curriculum vitae, a brief statement outlining their ability to work with a diverse student body, a statement of their research agenda, examples of scholarly work, and evidence of teaching effectiveness to, indicating Tenure-track Identity Politics position in the subject line. Please list three references (with name, title, email and phone number) who will provide letters of recommendation upon request.

Review of applications will begin on  November 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Application materials submitted by this date will be given full consideration.

Further information about the department can be found at   Georgia State University is an equal opportunity employer. It continues to be the policy of the University to implement affirmative action and equal opportunity for all employees, students, contractors, consultants and applicants for employment or admission without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, age, gender, transgender status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or disability. An offer of employment will be conditional on background verification.

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