Website University of Georgia School of Public and International Affairs Department of Political Science

The Department of Political Science at the University of Georgia invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track  assistant professor, starting August 2022. The ideal candidate’s research should address race, ethnicity, and politics (REP) or under-represented/marginalized groups. Broader substantive interests can encompass American politics (with a focus on political institutions, political behavior, or public policy) or political theory. Duties include teaching and mentoring  at the graduate and undergraduate levels and the publishing of original research in professional outlets.

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates should have a doctorate by Fall 2022.

Preferred Qualifications:

The successful candidate will possess strong research-related skills, clear substantive interest revolving  around race or the implications of race in American politics or political theory, and an eagerness to teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students. Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship is preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Prospective candidates should submit the following in electronic form: a cover letter, a curriculum  vita, a recent publication or research-related writing sample, a teaching portfolio including evaluations, transcripts, and a list of three letter writers, who will separately provide letters of recommendation (in electronic form) to the UGA job site at

Questions can be sent to Wendi Finch, Department of Political Science, University of Georgia, 180 Baldwin Hall, Athens, GA 30602-1615 (  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The Department of Political Science ranks 13th in American politics among public institutions and 28th  overall. For more information about the department, visit of-political-science/.

Athens is well known for its quality of life, including both outdoor and urban activities and conveniently located 65 miles northeast of Atlanta. The Department of Political Science is committed to enhancing the diversity of the department and the curriculum.  Candidates who can contribute to these goals are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths and experiences in this area in their cover letter.

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR at Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.

Contact: Wendi Finch
Phone: 706-542-2057
Address: 180 Baldwin Hall Athens GA 30602-1615

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