Assistant Professor in Political Science

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Vacancy TypeTenured/Tenure-Track FacultyIs Internal Transfer OnlyNoWorking TitleAssistant Professor in Political ScienceSalary RangeAnticipated Hiring Range$68,000Position Number00000906Work ScheduleVaries based on class scheduleFull Time Equivalent (FTE)1.0Department160601 - Public & International AffairsDepartmentPublic & International AffairsJob City & StateRaleigh, N.C.Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The School of Public and International Affairs, in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at North Carolina State University, houses the Department of Public Administration, the Department of Political Science, the Master of International Studies Program, the Public Safety Leadership Initiative, and the Leadership in the Public Sector degree completion program (for more information, see

The Department of Political Science has approximately 500 majors and offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees. Majors may also graduate with concentrations in American Politics, International Politics, Law and Justice and Public Policy (for more information, see The Master of International Studies (MIS), a terminal professional degree program, prepares students for careers in government service, international institutions, and non-governmental organizations. An affiliate member of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs, the MIS program joins distinguished universities around the world in providing global education for the 21st century, (for additional information, see

The Department of Political Science prides itself on high quality research and teaching. We aim to promote faculty success through close mentoring for junior faculty, supportive departmental research colloquia, and regular support for collaborative research. As a land grant institution, we welcome scholars who seek to engage with contemporary public debates.

Essential Job Duties

The Department of Political Science in North Carolina State University’s School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position beginning August 2020. We seek candidates with research and teaching expertise in American judicial politics. The strongest candidates also will have demonstrated research and teaching interests in comparative judicial politics.

Primary teaching responsibilities will be at the undergraduate level in the department’s Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Political Science. Faculty with relevant interests may also teach in the department’s Master of International Studies program. Candidates interested in teaching social science methodology should note that interest in their applications.

Other Work/ResponsibilitiesMinimum Education/Experience

Applicant must have a PhD in Political Science or a related field or must be advanced to candidacy for the PhD within the next year.

Departmental Required Skills

The ability to carry out an original research agenda in political science.

Strong commitment to excellence in teaching is expected.

Excellent communication skills.

Applicant must demonstrate evidence of teaching excellence, strong research and publication skills, and future research productivity.

Applicants who can thrive in, and help foster, a diverse research and learning environment are especially encouraged to apply.

Examples of mentorship are welcome as part of the application packet.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

Teaching experience in Political Science at the college level, and demonstrated evidence of teaching excellence.

Required License or Certification


Special Instructions

Please be sure to include the following documents as part of your application:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Contact Information for References
  • Research Statement/Agenda
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy and Summary of Experience
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Graduate School Transcripts
Job Open Date08/06/2019Anticipated Closing DateIs this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?NoProposed Hire Date08/16/2020AA/EOE

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Supplemental Question

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn of this opportunity?
    • NCSU Website
    • NCSU Executive Search Services
    • Other Online Job Board
    • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
    • Job / Career Fair
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Professional Journal
    • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
    • Professional Organization
    • Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
    • NCSU Employee Referral
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
    • Other
  2. If you selected "Other" for the previous question, please provide the source you learned about this opportunity from.

    (Open Ended Question)

Application Materials RequiredRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Contact Information for References
  4. Research Statement
  5. Teaching Statement
  6. Letter of Recommendation 1
  7. Letter of Recommendation 2
  8. Letter of Recommendation 3
  9. Transcripts
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    Posted: 8/10/2019
    Application Due: 8/31/2019
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