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Assistant Professor in U.S. Politics

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Political Science

Job Purpose:

The University of Scranton Department of Political Science invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor in U.S. Politics beginning in August 2024.

Essential Duties:

Strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, scholarship, and service. Teaching responsibilities include introductory and elective courses in U.S. Politics, electives in law and politics, and required courses for majors in political theory. Candidates will have the ability to design new law and political theory courses aligned with their interests and expertise and in support of departmental curriculum in Political Science and Public Policy & Service. The standard teaching load is 3-3. Applicants will be expected to support Pre-Law activities of Department majors and the broader University. The Department also directs the Center for Ethics and Excellence in Public Service (CEEPS).

Additional Skills Required:

Minimum Education Requirements:

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Political Science or related field at time of appointment; strong ABD candidates in Political Science or related field will be considered.

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Assistant Professor


Tenure Track

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Apply online at Please include in the online application 1) a letter of interest addressing qualifications, teaching philosophy and research interests, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) writing sample, 4) statement that indicates commitment to diversity and inclusion and how this informs pedagogy, and 5) three confidential letters of recommendation.Review of applications will begin on October 16, 2023. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.For further information about the Political Science Department, visit our web page at For information about the University’s law-related programs, visit contact Dr. Mike Allison, Chair of the Department of Political Science, via email at for questions about the position.

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