Assistant Professor, American Politics (Stamford Campus)

Stamford, CT
Mar 08, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Assistant Professor, American Politics (Stamford Campus)
Job ID: 2017095
Location: Stamford Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Posting

The Department of Political Science at University of Connecticut is seeking to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of American Politics, beginning in the Fall of 2017.

The successful candidate will provide undergraduate teaching and service at the University's Stamford campus, but will occasionally have the opportunity to teach a graduate seminar and contribute to the research opportunities at the University's main campus in Storrs. The UConn Stamford campus is located 40 miles from New York City. Reappointment and tenure will be determined by the Department of Political Science at Storrs, with input from the Stamford campus.

The University is entering a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut ( and the $1B Bioscience Connecticut ( investments and a bold new Academic Plan: Path to Excellence ( As part of these initiatives, UConn has hired approximately 500 new faculty members at all ranks during the past four years. We are pleased to continue these investments by inviting applications for this faculty position in the Department of Political Science.

The Department of Political Science has 39 faculty members, over 500 undergraduate students and 60 graduate students, and actively engages in research in American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Political Theory, and Public Law. Our faculty have enjoyed recognition for their scholarship both nationally and internationally. The department has traditionally featured an active Colloquia series that highlights scholars from UConn and other universities, as well as opportunities for collaboration with the Human Rights Institute, Africana Studies Institute, Asian and Asian American Studies Institute, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, El Instituto, and many others. For more information about the Department, please visit

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to research and scholarship through extramural funding, high quality publications, and generate impact as measured through citations as well as aspire to gain national recognition as through honorific awards. In the area of teaching, the successful candidate will share a deep commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels, development of innovative courses and mentoring of students in research, and outreach and professional development. Newly hired faculty will also be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through their research, teaching, and/or public engagement the richness of diversity in the learning experience; and integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools.

The search is open to applicants with any substantive focus prominent in the American politics subfield.

Minimum Qualifications

A Ph.D. in Political Science or related field completed by the start date of the appointment; evidence or promise of a strong research/publication record; the ability to teach courses in political science at both the graduate and undergraduate levels; and a primary focus on American politics. Candidates from a wide range of methodological approaches will be considered, but all candidates must demonstrate strong promise in their research program. The ability to teach introductory quantitative methods is preferred. Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable.

Appointment Terms

This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2017. The successful candidate's primary academic appointment will be at the Stamford campus with the possibility of assignment at UConn's main campus. Salary is competitive based on experience and qualifications.

To Apply

Select "Apply" to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application. Please submit the following: a curriculum vitae, graduate school transcripts, a statement describing teaching and research interests, writing samples, and (if available) course syllabi and teaching evaluations. Your letter of application should include a statement indicating the candidate's commitment to diversity (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.). Additionally, please follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct three reference writers to submit letters of reference on your behalf.

Review of applications will begin on October 15 and will continue until the position is filled. Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2017095).

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University's teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn's ranking as one of the nation's top research universities. UConn's faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.


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