Assistant Professor of Political Science

Job description

The Department of Political Science and Economics at Rowan University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Political Science position beginning in Fall 2019. The Department seeks candidates with expertise in public policy and American politics, including judicial and/or state and local politics. Applicants are encouraged to discuss their ability to contribute to the Department’s emphasis in Race, Class, and Gender. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in both research and teaching, as well as the potential to secure external grant/fellowship support. Teaching responsibilities include introductory and advanced courses in public policy and American politics, as well as a course in quantitative methods. A 3/3 teaching load is guaranteed for the first two years and can be renewed annually with evidence of continuing scholarship. Female candidates and candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply. Rowan University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. 

If you plan to attend the American Political Science Association (APSA) conference in Boston and would like to meet, please send your CV and a letter of application by August 1 to [email protected] We plan to meet with a limited number of applicants during the conference; however, all applicants will have equal consideration, regardless of attendance at APSA.  Full applications should be submitted through the online applicant tracking system as discussed below.


Rowan University is a Carnegie-classified Doctoral University (Moderate Research Activity) with approximately 17,300 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20 miles southeast of Philadelphia, with additional campuses in Camden and Stratford. The University comprises seven academic colleges and five schools—the William G. Rohrer College of Business; the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; the Colleges of Communication and Creative Arts, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science and Mathematics; the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University; the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; the School of Health Professions; and the School of Earth and Environment—with an Honors College that spans across disciplines. Rowan is one of two public universities in the country to offer M.D. and D.O. medical degree programs. The institution is also home to the South Jersey Technology Park, which fosters the translation of applied research into commercial products and processes. Rowan has been recognized as one of the top 100 public universities in the nation and is ranked third among public institutions in the North by U.S. News & World Report.

Candidates should have an earned doctorate in Political Science (or related field) by August 1, 2019. To assure full consideration, completed applications must be received by October 12, 2018. Applications must be submitted through our online applicant tracking system at [add website link here]. Submit a cover letter, a CV, unofficial transcripts, a writing sample, and teaching portfolio (including a statement of teaching philosophy, courses taught, teaching evaluations, etc.). Please do not submit letters of reference at this time.


Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the US, and the university will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position.




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Posted: 7/3/2018
Application Due: 9/3/2018
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