Assistant Professor (Political Science)

Job description

Salary: Depends on Qualifications
Job_Type: Full Time
Job_Number: 02291
Closing: Continuous
Location: Main Campus
Division: ACA

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.


Eastern Michigan University offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package including health, dental and vision insurance; a TIAA-CREF retirement plan with employer contributions; an outstanding vacation and time off policy; a tuition waiver program and much more.

Click here to view highlights of the University's total rewards program.

For specific information by employment classification, click here to review the Benefits in Brief information.

Notice of Availability of the Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report

The Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report is available online

The report contains information regarding campus safety and security including topics such as: campus law enforcement authority; crime reporting policies; campus alerts (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications); fire safety policies and procedures; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking; the procedures the University will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in On-Campus Student Housing Facilities; in Noncampus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also contains fire statistics for any fires occurring in an On-Campus Student Housing Facility during the three most recent calendar years.

If you would like to receive a paper copy of the Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report, you can stop by the Department of Public Safety at 1200 Oakwood St. or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling 734-487-0892 or emailing [email protected]





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Posted: 1/5/2021
Application Due: 3/6/2021
Work Type: Full Time