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The Department of Politics and International Affairs at Furman University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant, Associate, or Full professorial rank in American politics, specializing in racial and ethnic politics, to begin August 1, 2024. The candidate will teach five courses per year, including introductory and upper-level courses in American politics. The candidate must demonstrate the potential for superb teaching and excellence in scholarship. The person hired must possess a Ph.D. in Political Science by August 1, 2024.

Applicants should submit the following documents as a single PDF in the order listed: a letter of interest, C.V., diversity statement, and complete contact information for three references. The diversity statement should describe how the candidate’s teaching, scholarship, mentoring and/or service might contribute to a liberal arts college community that includes a commitment to diversity as one of its core values.

Furman University is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all facets of university life and strives to create an anti-racist community through excellence in teaching, mentorship, and programming. Numerous initiatives and programs are underway or planned to promote these ideals, including historical projects, dialogue initiatives, the Center for Inclusive Communities, and a recently approved major in Africana Studies.

The successful candidate will have the ability to work with historically underrepresented students, including students of color, and be committed to assisting the university in its continuing efforts to become a model of inclusive excellence.

The Politics and International Affairs Department is a large department with specialists in all major political science fields. The Department is committed to fostering a professional community where every member is treated with dignity. All are welcome to participate in the department’s life and the respectful exploration of ideas. The candidate should show interest in and aptitude for contributing to this endeavor.

The Furman student experience is supported by a rich network of centers and institutes that includes The Riley Institute, The David E. Shi Center for Sustainability, The Hill Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, The Institute for the Advancement of Community Health, The Herring Center for Continuing, Graduate, and Professional Education, The Rinker Center for Study Away and International Education, The Cothran Center for Vocational Exploration, The Shucker Center for Leadership Development, The Malone Center for Career Engagement, The Center for Inclusive Communities, the Furman Humanities Center, and our newest addition, the Tocqueville Center for the Study of Democracy and Society.

Furman is located in Greenville, South Carolina, one of the fastest-growing cities in the Southeast, and is ranked among “America’s Ten Best” by Forbes Magazine. The thriving downtown features excellent restaurants, in-town parks, shops, museums, galleries, music venues, and theaters. Greenville also enjoys an impressive network of nonprofits, small businesses, and international corporations. The city also has excellent public and private schools and a vibrant international community. A 20-mile bike and running trail connects the university to Greenville and to Travelers Rest, which was named “one of America’s coolest small towns.” The surrounding area abounds with outdoor recreational activities and has some of the country’s most beautiful lakes, rivers, and mountains. Greenville is 2½ hours from Atlanta, 1½ hours from Charlotte, and only one hour from Asheville, North Carolina. Greenville is within easy reach of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Atlantic Beaches. The newly renovated Greenville-Spartanburg Airport, located just 25 minutes from downtown, runs daily flights to major cities and airline hubs. It is an ideal place to live and work.

We will begin reviewing applications on October 23, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

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Questions should be directed to the chairperson of the search committee, Professor Teresa Cosby, at

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