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The Department of Political Science invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Comparative Politics beginning August 16, 2023. The successful candidate should have a strong research agenda that applies rigorous methods, quantitative or qualitative, to important theoretical questions. We seek candidates with expertise in the areas of China/East Asia, or Russia/Eastern Europe. The position will expand upon the Political Science Department’s current regional expertise (on the Middle East, Latin America, Western Europe, and Sub-Sahara Africa); we especially seek applicants who complement our existing substantive research agendas in political economy, authoritarian regimes, electoral politics, collective action, and international conflict.

The University of Alabama is a student-centered research university and the flagship campus of the University of Alabama system. The Political Science Department offers BA, MA, MPA, and PhD degrees and administers the interdisciplinary International Studies major and minor. The position may contribute to the Global Affairs & Security concentration of the MPA program. A completed PhD in political science is required for appointment at the level of Assistant Professor.

 To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by October 25, 2022. Attach a letter of application, curriculum vitae, research statement, statement of teaching philosophy, samples of publications and papers, and syllabi and course evaluations for any courses taught. Arrange to have transcripts of graduate work and three letters of recommendation sent directly to: Comparative Politics Search Committee, Department of Political Science, University of Alabama, Box 870213, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0213, or via email at  Direct questions to Terry J. Royed, Search Committee Chair, at The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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