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The Department of Political Science at the University of Georgia invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track assistant professor position in American Politics, starting August 2023. The area of substantive specialization and methodological approach are open; those candidates with research interests focused on race, ethnicity, and politics are especially encouraged to apply.

Duties include teaching and mentoring at the graduate and undergraduate levels and the publishing of original research in professional outlets.

Minimum Qualifications:

-PhD in political science or closely related field by August 2023.

-Strong research-related skills and an eagerness to teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students.

Preferred Qualifications:

-Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship

-Candidates who will contribute to the Department’s commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive environment for learning, teaching, research, and service.

-Potential to create synergies with existing faculty in American political behavior and institutions, political methodology, and political theory (formal or normative).

Instructions to Applicants:

Prospective candidates should submit the following in electronic form: a cover letter that addresses all listed minimum and preferred qualifications for this position, a curriculum  vita, a research statement, a recent publication or research-related writing sample, a teaching portfolio including evaluations (if available), 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, Administrative Associate, Department of Political Science, University of Georgia, (

The Department of Political Science ranks 13th in American politics among public institutions and 28th  overall. For more information about the Department and the School of Public and International Affairs, visit Athens is well known for its quality of life, including both outdoor and urban activities and conveniently located 65 miles northeast of Atlanta.

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

Review of applications will begin October 13th and continue until the position is filled.

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