Assistant Professor of Political Science

Job description

Job Title: Assistant Professor of Political Science
Location: UNG - Multi Campus
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 222601
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 will teach on multiple campuses, initially splitting their time between the Dahlonega and Gainesville campuses.

  • Teaching 12 hours per semester (4/4; undergraduate; face to face and potentially fully online) The successful candidate for this position will be able to teach courses in American politics and political theory. American courses needed would focus on American institutions, electoral politics, or other areas of American politics. In the area of political theory, the Department seeks a theorist who can teach traditional classes in political theory including Western Political Thought, American Political Thought, and general courses on political philosophy as well as Ethics in Government.
  • The successful candidate for this position must have a strong teaching background and a willingness to engage with diverse students at the introductory level in addition to upper division theory and American politics classes.
  • 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 or a related field.
  • They must have a successful teaching and publication record. Applicants must have a focus on American politics, broadly defined, and Political Theory.

Preference will be given to those candidates who:
1) Have a strong background to teach American politics and Political Theory
2) Have taught Intro to American government
3) Experience teaching in on-line instruction
4) Are committed to strongly supporting and growing the degree offerings of the department. 5) 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, and 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: 4/12/2021
Work Type: Full Time