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The Department of Political Science at the University of Louisville is now accepting applications for an Endowed Chair in Asian Democracy, with an appointment to begin in Fall 2023. Applicants with an active research focus on dynamics of democratization or human rights in the region will be strong candidates. The search is open with regard to geographic focus within the region, as well as research methodology.

The department welcomes applicants for the rank of either Assistant or Associate Professor. Candidates who are ABD will be considered, but College policy requires completion of the PhD by February 15th of the first probationary year.

The Endowed Chair will also join the University of Louisville’s Center for Asian Democracy. The Endowed Chair’s role within the Center for Asian Democracy will be contingent upon rank and relevant candidate experience. Candidates at the rank of Assistant Professor would not be expected to take on significant service responsibilities within the Center before tenure review.

Candidates for the rank of Associate Professor should have a demonstrated record of research excellence, while candidates for the rank of Assistant Professor should demonstrate significant research potential. The successful candidate will be able to teach upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses related to the Endowed Chair’s mission, as well as one introductory-level course in the department. The salary and benefits packages are competitive. Position is subject to final budgetary approval.

The Department of Political Science encourages candidates to apply who have demonstrated capacity to create inclusive work environments and will work effectively on increasingly diverse teams, and will serve the increasingly diverse students we admit and want to attract.

About the University of Louisville’s Department of Political Science

The Department of Political Science of the University of Louisville has 19 full-time professors, several of whom are members of the Asian Studies Program, which has twenty faculty affiliates across the College of Arts and Sciences. The Department of Political Science is proud of a diverse and dynamic faculty and student body, with over 500 students enrolled in BA and MA programs. The University of Louisville is a Carnegie-classified R1 metropolitan research university.

About the Center for Asian Democracy

The mission of the Center for Asian Democracy, established in 2006, is to promote research and teaching about democracy and the prospects for democratization in Central, South, Southeast and East Asia. Through publications, conferences, workshops, visiting fellow programs, colloquia, and research projects in Asian countries, the Center creates a forum for studying political dynamics in this vital region.

Application Procedure

All interested candidates must complete two steps to apply. First, all candidates must complete a brief web-based application and attach a CV. This application form and CV upload can be found here: Second, all candidates should submit by email a CV, cover letter, sample of written work, graduate transcripts, and three letters of reference. We ask that in the cover letter, the candidate describe how their research, teaching, or service experiences support inclusive learning and diversity. These materials should be emailed to Dr. Tricia Gray, Chair, Department of Political Science, University of Louisville at Priority application deadline is October 1, 2022; application review will continue until the position is filled.

Department faculty will be available for a limited number of informational conversations regarding the position at the 2022 APSA Annual Meeting in Montreal. Potential candidates with an interest in scheduling a meeting should email with the words “APSA Endowed Chair Meeting Request” in the subject line.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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