Assistant Professor of Political Science

Job description

Job Title: Assistant Professor of Political Science
Location: UNG - Gainesville
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 222591
About Us

Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of nearly 20,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to a professional doctoral program, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs. Federally designated as a senior military college, one of the university's signature leadership programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.

Job Summary

The University of North Georgia (UNG) is currently accepting applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Political Science in the Department of Political Science & International Affairs (PSIA). The successful candidate may teach on multiple campuses with the focus being the Gainesville campus to support the B.S. in Political Science and the online MPA degree.

  • Teaching 12 hours per semester (4/4; undergraduate and graduate; face to face and fully online) The successful candidate for this position will be able to teach courses in American political institutions, research methods (both at the undergraduate and graduate level), and courses in support of the MPA program.
  • Successful candidates should have expertise that would enable them to offer courses focusing including Congress and the Presidency, and potentially electoral classes linked to these institutions.
  • Additionally candidates for this position must be able to teach the singular methods course offered in our undergraduate programs as well as the methods course within the Department's fully online Masters of Public Administration.
  • Candidates should be able to teach core classes in public administration. A focus on state and or federal bureaucracy would be a desired emphasis but the Department is open to other areas of specialization which do not duplicate departmental strengths.
  • The department has a strong focus on advising and service.
  • Faculty are expected to conduct service at the departmental level as well as at the College and University levels.
  • Candidates also are expected to engage in research and scholarship as part of the tenure process.
Required Qualifications
  • The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in political science, public administration or a related field.
  • They must have a successful teaching and publication record.
  • Applicants must have a focus on American politics and public administration.
Preference will be given to those candidates who:

    Have a strong background to teach American political institutions, methods and graduate level public administration coursesHave taught Intro to American governmentExperience teaching in on-line instructionAre committed to strongly supporting and growing the degree offerings of the department. Have engaged in significant advising and service activities

Required Documents to Attach
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae (including references), Cover Letter
  • Statement on Teaching Philosophy
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Statement about Advising and Service
  • Sample Course Syllabi
  • Student Evaluations
Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of North Georgia, as determined by University of North Georgia in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of North Georgia, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex or national origin, age, disability, religion, genetics or veteran status. Georgia is an open records state. Also, UNG is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans.

Special Applicant Instructions
  • If you received any graduate degrees from an institution outside the United States, you must provide a foreign course-by-course credential evaluation by an independent evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES). Find a full list of NACES members at
  • Please submit contact information for three professional references.




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Posted: 1/12/2021
Application Due: 4/26/2021
Work Type: Full Time