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The Department of Political Science at the University of North Texas invites applications for an Assistant/Associate (tenure-track or tenured) professor position beginning fall 2024 in American Politics with a desired specialization in the field of race and ethnic politics. Specifically, we envision hiring a scholar who studies such topics as minority group behavior, minority representation, Black political philosophy, intersectionality, and/or intergroup cooperation and conflict.

The faculty member will be expected to teach upper-level undergraduate courses, and graduate courses in race and ethnic politics. Additionally, the faculty member will be expected to teach core undergraduate American politics courses (as is required of all faculty irrespective of subfield). The faculty member will continue a record of robust scholarly research, direct graduate research, and provide service to the department, college, and university. The typical teaching load is 2/2.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in Political Science or ABD with expected degree completion by first date of employment.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates with strong methods skills, particularly in survey research, causal inference and experiments (field and/or survey), and who are likely to publish in top-tier journals, seek external funding, and who show a willingness to work with other faculty and graduate students.

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Letter of Recommendation
  3. References – List of Names and Contact Information for 3

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The Department of Political Science at UNT is a highly productive department with 29 faculty members who are committed to excellence in both teaching and research. It offers BA, MA/MS, and PhD degrees. Faculty in the department have previously edited the American Political Science Review, International Studies Quarterly, the Journal of Political Science Education, and Politics and Religion. The department houses the Peace Science Society (international), the Castleberry Peace Institute and Peace Studies Program, and the Latina/o Mexican-American (LMAS) Studies Program where students can also obtain a BA in Latino Culture, Economy and Policy (LCEP). It offers multiple certificates in LMAS, Peace Studies, and Legal Studies. Substantial proportions of our majors (approximately 62%) and graduate students (approximately 50%) are from diverse racial, ethnic, and/or national origin backgrounds. The Department’s website is:

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

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