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Job Summary

The Department of Political Science at the University of North Texas is recruiting for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor, position in Comparative Politics. We are especially interested in scholars who specialize in political behavior, political participation, and/or public opinion from a cross-national, cross-cultural, and comparative perspective.

The position is open with respect to region, although the ability to offer courses on Europe, the Middle East, South Asia, East Asia, or Africa is particularly welcome. Candidates should have the ability and willingness to supervise Ph.D. and MA students, as well as teach graduate and undergraduate courses. The Department seeks applicants who will pursue a research agenda commensurate with UNT’s status as a Carnegie-ranked, Tier One public research university.

A Ph.D. in Political Science is preferred, although ABD students may also be considered.

Preferred applicants will be able to teach quantitative methods at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Ideal candidates will include scholars who study marginalized groups and social justice in the broader context of global issues. UNT is also a Hispanic and minority serving institution, and candidates with a commitment to mentoring historically underrepresented groups and/or first-generation college students are especially encouraged to apply.

UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. We are growing with the DFW region, enrolling a record 47,000+ students across our system and awarding nearly 12,000 degrees each year.

The Department of Political Science at UNT is a highly productive department with 28 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 Sciences 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 web site is:

UNT has a highly diverse campus with a wide range of languages spoken in addition to English. We welcome candidates who have experience with HSI/MSIs and/or who speak Spanish, Vietnamese, American Sign Language, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin and other variations), Arabic, Tagalog, Farsi, French, or/and Yoruba.

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.

Applications may be submitted through the University of North Texas job portal

Applicants should include the following required documents.
1. Cover Letter
2. Transcripts
3. Curriculum Vitae
4. References – List of Names and Contact Information for 3
5. Example of Professional Writing
6. Diversity Statement: Describe how you incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion into your research and teaching practices, and how you would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at UNT through teaching and service.

Review of applications will begin on January 18, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated starting date is August 12, 2022.

All inquiries may be directed to Dr. Idean Salehyan, Search Chair; (940) 565-2276.

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