Assistant Professor - Non-Tenure Track - Political Science and Public Administration

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama
Feb 19, 2021
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Political Science and Public Administration at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) seeks to hire a non-tenure earning (NTE) assistant professor starting fall 2021. The candidate should be able to cover both traditional and online courses within both our undergraduate and graduate Master of Public Administration program, including American Government, State and Local Government, Public Policy, Public Management, Administrative Law, and Public Budgeting. The teaching load is a 4/4, or eight courses a year over two semesters. Completion of a Ph.D. in Political Science, Public Administration, or Public Policy (or a related field) is required prior to start of appointment.

The Department offers a B.A. in Political Science as well as a NASPAA-accredited Master of Public Administration degree, and plays a key role in servicing and developing programs in International Studies, Pre-Law, Women’s and Gender Studies, and Human Rights. Currently the department has approximately 130 Political Science and 70 International Studies undergraduate majors, 80 Public Administration graduate students, and 11 full-time faculty members, with anticipated growth in the next few years. See the departmental website for more information (

With over 22,000 students and 2,200 full-time faculty members, UAB ranks in the top 20 public universities for federal research funding and is the major teaching-research university in the state. Interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching is prominent, and the Department of Philosophy collaborates closely with multiple units across campus. UAB ranks in the top ten nationally for student diversity, and Birmingham is the largest city in Alabama, offering a vibrant cultural community with a wide array of recreational opportunities.

Applicants should be submitted online through the following link:  Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and a list of three references.  Review of applications will begin on March 12, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to Peter Jones, Search Committee Chair, at [email protected]

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans. A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.