Assistant Professor - African Politics

Gainesville FL
Sep 22, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Classification Title: Assistant Professor - African Politics Job Description:

The Department of Political Science at the University of Florida, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in African Politics at the level of Assistant Professor to begin August 16, 2018. This position is funded by the UF Teacher/Scholar Initiative. We seek applicants who have strong training in both comparative political behavior and African Studies, as well as substantial fieldwork experience. Applicants should have strength in survey methods. Strong skills and experience with natural and quasi-experimental methods and GIS mapping will be valued. The prospective hire is expected to enhance our broad training of doctoral students in Comparative Politics and contribute to the methods offerings at the graduate level, as well as bolster our undergraduate offerings in African Politics and research methods. We particularly encourage candidates who combine rigorous and original scholarship with excellence in teaching and student mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants are encouraged to visit the website ( to learn more about the Department of Political Science. A Ph.D. degree in Political Science or a related field is required. Regional specialization within Africa is open.

As articulated in the goals of the university, the college values faculty who embrace diversity and inclusion in research, teaching, and service. The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution  dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Minorities, women, and individuals from other under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. The selection process will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of Florida’s Government in the Sunshine and Public Records Laws. If an accommodation due to disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

Advertised Salary:

The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package.

Minimum Requirements: A Ph.D. degree in Political Science or a related field is required. Preferred Qualifications:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at and must include:

a) Cover letter

b) Curriculum vitae

c) Statement of research interests/plans

d) Statement of teaching interests/philosophy

e) Statement on a commitment to diversity in research, teaching, and mentoring

f) Up to three reprints or pre-prints, and

g) The names and email address for three references must be provided on the application. An email will be sent automatically to your references, requesting them to upload their letters.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal  records and reference checks. The final candidate will be required to provide an official  transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider
approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

Health Assessment Required:  No.