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The Department of Political Science at Drake University seeks to recruit an assistant professor (tenure-track) of American Public Policy to start Fall 2021. Teaching responsibilities include a 3-3 teaching load and will include the introductory American Politics course and upper-level undergraduate courses covering domestic public policy (process and theory), policy analysis, and topics consistent with the individual’s research specialization. Faculty also have the opportunity to teach Honors courses and First Year Seminar courses.

Drake is a private, comprehensive, coeducational institution located in Des Moines, Iowa, the fastest growing city in the Midwest and the state capital. Drake is a hub of political activity during the Iowa caucuses and offers exceptional opportunities for experiential learning, student engagement, and scholarship on policy formulation and discourse in local, state, and national contexts. We are an equal-opportunity employer (EEO) dedicated to building a diverse and pluralistic community and strongly encourage applications from all qualified applicants. We are excited to welcome colleagues who will provide support for and work effectively with individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds. The Department consists of 7 full-time faculty members and offers majors in both politics and international relations. Information about the department can be found at:

Salary is competitive with peer schools and dependent on qualifications and experience. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2020. To apply, go to and submit a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, the names of three references, evidence of teaching effectiveness (including sample syllabi, teaching evaluations, and a statement on teaching philosophy), a writing sample and a diversity statement.

Questions may be directed to the search committee chair Matt Bruinekool at

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