Assistant Professor of Methodology and American Politics

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Posting NumberF0402PWorking TitleAssistant Professor of Methodology and American PoliticsDepartmentSPIA Political ScienceAbout the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

School of Public and International Affairs/Department of Political Science

College/Unit/Department website TypeExternalRetirement PlanEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleUnderutilizationAdvertised SalaryAnticipated Start Date08/01/2020Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings)Job Posting Date06/27/2019Job Closing DateOpen until filledYesSpecial Instructions to Applicants

Prospective candidates should submit the following in electronic form: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a recent publication or research-related writing sample, a teaching portfolio including evaluations, transcripts, and a list of three letter writers, who will separately provide letters of recommendation (in electronic form) to the UGA job site at

Questions can be sent to Wendi Finch, Department of Political Science, University of Georgia, 180 Baldwin Hall, Athens, GA 30602-1615 ([email protected]). Applications received September 27th, 2019 will receive full consideration, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The Department of Political Science is committed to enhancing the diversity of the department and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to these goals are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths and experiences in this area in their cover letter.

For more information about the department, visit

Location of VacancyAthens Area EEO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

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Position Information

Classification TitleAssistant ProfessorPay GradeFLSAFaculty RankAssistant ProfessorContract TypeAcademic (9 mo.)Tenure StatusTenure TrackMinimum Qualifications

Terminal degree appropriate for the discipline

Position Summary

The Department of Political Science at the University of Georgia invites applications and nominations for two tenure-track assistant professors in Methodology and American Politics starting August 2020. Duties include teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate levels and the publishing of original research in professional outlets.

Additional Requirements

Candidates should have PhD or an earned doctorate by Fall 2020.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or CertificationPreferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

The successful candidate(s) will possess strong quantitative skills, clear substantive interest in American politics, and an eagerness to teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students. Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship is preferred.

Physical DemandsDoes this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?NoDoes this position require a P-Card? NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? NoIs driving a responsibility of this position?NoDoes this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?NoDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)NoCredit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.



This position requires teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as research and publication in Methodology and American Politics.

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    Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
    1. Cover Letter
    2. Resume/CV
    3. Writing Sample
    4. Teaching Portfolio/Philosophy
    5. Unofficial Transcripts
    6. List of References with Contact Information
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      Posted: 10/2/2019
      Application Due: 12/1/2019
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