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Tenure-Track Position in Race and Ethnic 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 2024.  We seek a scholar whose research focuses on Race and Ethnic Politics within the subfield of American Politics. The successful candidate will join a faculty with existing strengths in race and ethnicity, gender and politics, partisan and identity political polarization, and immigration politics. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to teach courses in Race and Ethnic politics at the undergraduate, M.A., and PhD levels, as well as other courses in their area of expertise.

GSU is an urban research university located in downtown Atlanta. Designated as a minority-serving institution, and the only comprehensive Predominantly Black Institution with a R1 Carnegie Research Classification in the nation, GSU has one of the most diverse study bodies in the country and is nationally recognized for its record in student success regardless of race, ethnicity, and income level. The Department of Political Science prides itself on serving this student body and advancing innovative teaching and research. More information about the department is available here: GSU is also an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity, and 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.

Essential Qualifications:

·         A research agenda that indicates a clear theoretical and/or empirical engagement with Race/Ethnic Politics.

·         Ability to teach courses on Race/Ethnic politics and related topics at the undergraduate and graduate level.

·         Interest in teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students from all backgrounds.

·         A Ph.D. in hand or evidence that a PhD will be awarded by August 2024 in Political Science or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

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

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

·         An ability to teach a course on Black politics.

·         An ability to teach statistics at the graduate level.

Applicants should send a letter of interest that details how the essential and (if applicable) preferred qualifications are met, a curriculum vitae, a statement of their research agenda, examples of scholarly work, and evidence of teaching effectiveness to Please also provide a list of at least three professional references (with name, title, email and phone number) who are willing to provide letters of recommendation upon request.  Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. Application materials submitted by this date will be given full consideration.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran. An offer of employment will be conditional on background verification.

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