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University of Michigan Political Science Call for Applications

The University of Michigan’s Department of Political Science invites applications from outstanding candidates for a tenure track position for a scholar who combines advanced skills in Methods of Causal Inference, Big Data, Computational Social Science, and/or Field Experiments, with strong substantive interests and expertise in American political behavior, Race and Ethnic Politics, Campaigns and Elections, International Political Economy, and/or the Comparative Politics of Developing Countries.

This position is at the assistant professor rank and is a university year appointment. It is anticipated to begin September 1, 2023. Promise of excellence in research and teaching is required.

Applicants should include the following application materials in PDF format: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a concise statement describing current and future plans for research, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, evidence of teaching excellence (if any), writing samples, graduate transcripts, and a statement of activities contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion in academia. Applications should also submit three letters of recommendation.

Information on our research initiatives and scholarly interests of current faculty can be found on the Department’s website: All applications must be submitted electronically to:

For full consideration, complete applications should be submitted by August 31, 2022.

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The University of Michigan is committed to fostering and maintaining a diverse work culture that respects the rights of each individual, without regard to race, color, national original, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, gender expression, height, weight, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, or veteran status. The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs of dual career couples and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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