Assistant Professor (Political Science)

Job description

General Summary

The Department of Political Science at Eastern Michigan University invites applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level, beginning August 2021.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Teach contractual load of undergraduate and graduate courses as assigned by the department or school.

Assign and submit grades in accordance with established University schedules.

Keep posted office hours during the week which are scheduled at times most beneficial to students.

Provide academic advising to students, if applicable.

Serve on search committees for hiring of new faculty members, departmental committees and other service committees across the university.

Participate in activities such as student registration, orientation, convocations and commencements.

Attend and participate in scheduled departmental meetings and functions.

Provide other support service to the department, college and/or university, if applicable.

Engage in pursuits that enable them to remain current in their respective disciplines.

Engage in pursuits that help to further organize and contribute to growth of the body of knowledge in their respective disciplines, and/or to explore interdisciplinary implications.

Perform related Departmental duties as required.

This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between EMU and the EMU Chapter of the American Association of University Professors, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.


Qualified candidates will be able to contribute to our NAASPA-accredited MPA program and to at least one of the undergraduate majors housed within the Department of Political Science. Area of specialization is open, but our leading needs are in public policy and state and local government.

Candidates must have a doctoral degree or be ABD in Political Science, Public Administration, Public Policy, or other relevant fields and demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching, research, and service. ABD candidates must be nearing completion and should have an expected graduation date before the time of appointment. Expertise should be demonstrated through doctoral transcripts and/or professional experience, and candidates should show a commitment to teaching and working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and to furthering the diversity and inclusion missions of the department, college, and university.

Supplemental Information

Applications received by December 15 are guaranteed full consideration, however the position will remain open until filled.

A complete application should include a cover letter discussing your teaching and research interests/experience, curriculum vitae, sample(s) of scholarship, course syllabi, student evaluations (if available), and graduate transcripts. Items can be combined in files for uploading.

At least three current letters of recommendation should be sent separately to the search committee at [email protected]

EMU is located in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Its close proximity to Detroit, Ann Arbor and Lansing provides rich cultural, social and recreational opportunities. EMU was founded in 1849 and is a comprehensive university with an enrollment of over 17,000 students. EMU is an equal opportunity employer and is recognized by U.S. News and World Report for its diverse campus environment.

For additional information, contact the search committee chair, Tucker Staley, at [email protected]

If contacted, you will be asked to present official transcripts of your highest degree earned at the time of interview.





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Posted: 11/7/2020
Application Due: 5/8/2021
Work Type: Full Time