Assistant Professor - Public Administration

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LogoPosting NumberFAC00120PO19Advertised TitleAssistant Professor - Public AdministrationCampusColumbiaCollege/DivisionCollege of Arts and SciencesDepartmentCAS Political ScienceAdvertised Salary RangeWe offer a competitive salary and benefits package.Location of VacancyPart/Full TimeFull TimeHours per Week40Position CategoryFull-time Equivalent (FTE)Basis 9 monthsWork CountyRichlandTenure InformationTenure-Track/TenuredJob Search CategoryFaculty About UofSC

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Benefits for FTE Positions

The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers state employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, generous paid leave and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the benefits section on the Applicant Portal.

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The Department of Political Science at the University of South Carolina seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Public Administration to begin August 16, 2020. Individuals conducting research in Nonprofit Administration, Emergency Management, or Local Government are especially encouraged to apply. We seek candidates with well-conceived, theoretically-informed research agendas who have published in or demonstrate the promise of publishing in leading outlets. Successful candidates will be able to contribute to the department’s NASPAA-accredited Master of Public Administration program, with the ability to teach core and elective classes in this program.

Required Education and Experience

A Ph.D. in Political Science, Public Administration, or a closely related field of study is required by the start date of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications

A Ph.D. in Political Science or Public Administration.

Posting Detail Information

Desired Start Date08/16/2020Job Open Date09/12/2019Job Close DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions to Applicant

Applicants should submit a cover letter; curriculum vitae; a writing sample; statements of research and teaching interests; graduate transcript; and contact information, including telephone number and email address for three references. References will be contacted directly for letters of recommendation. The position will remain open until filled, and the search committee will begin reviewing applications on October 15, 2019.

Please contact the search committee chair, Xuhong Su ([email protected]), with any questions.

Information regarding the Department of Political Science can be found at the department’s website:

Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This position is open until filled. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

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The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

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    Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
    1. Cover Letter
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. Other Supporting Documents
    4. Writing Sample(s)/Sample Publications
    5. List of References and Contact Information
    6. Teaching Statement
    7. Research Statement
    Optional Documents
    1. Media File
    2. Research Portfolio
    3. Teaching Portfolio




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    Posted: 9/14/2019
    Application Due: 1/16/2020
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