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Assistant Professor, Political Science

Mercer University
Macon, Georgia
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Position Title

Assistant Professor, Political Science


Political Science


College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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Macon, GA

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The Department of Political Science at Mercer University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Political Science, with specialization in International Relations and Comparative Politics. The start date is August 1, 2022.

Duties will consist of teaching seven undergraduate courses per year. Courses within the program may include introduction to international relations, research methods, and comparative regional or country specific courses. The successful candidate will be expected to help inspire and develop new experiential learning opportunities, promote study abroad, support the Mercer on Mission Program, develop international service-learning experiences, encourage and mentor undergraduate research, and to actively support college wide core programs such as the Integrative Studies series and/or Great Books.


A Ph.D. degree in Political Science, International Relations, or related field from an accredited college/university is required. ABD candidates will be considered at the Instructor rank but are expected to complete their degree requirements within one year of starting at Mercer. We are searching for a colleague who is broadly trained in international relations and comparative studies and can contribute regularly to the International Affairs track offered by the department. Strong preference will be given to candidates who show a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching, evidence of interdisciplinary training, and whose scholarship focuses on aspects of political, economic, social and/or environmental development in the Asia region. Fluency in a second language, a background in liberal arts education, and membership in Phi Beta Kappa are considered added advantages. Candidates with backgrounds in human rights, international organizations, or environmental politics are highly desirable.

Background Check

Selection of the final candidate is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Additional Information

Mercer University is a private university distinguished by its commitment to teaching, empowering and inspiring its students to create, discover, and serve. The university offers rigorous programs to more than 8,700 students enrolled in schools of liberal arts and sciences, engineering, music, business, law, pharmacy, medicine, nursing, health professions, education, theology, and professional advancement. The highly selective, residential, undergraduate-only College of Liberal Arts and Sciences enrolls over 1900 students. Among the freshmen in 2021, 27% are 1st generation college students, 36% are Pell-eligible, and 51% are Black/African American, Asian, or Hispanic/Latinx. The College, which hosts a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, is dedicated to cultivating intellectual curiosity, respectful dialog, and responsible citizenry. It is located in the historic city of Macon, Georgia, which is the educational, medical, cultural and commercial hub of Middle Georgia, an hour and a half south of Atlanta.

For additional information about Mercer and the Political Science Department, please email Dr. Eimad Houry at [email protected], or consult the program website:

Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience

Required Documents

CV, Cover Letter, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Statement of Research Interests, References

Special Instructions to Applicants

Candidates should access to complete a brief online application and attach a letter of interest, current CV, statement of teaching philosophy including your approach to teaching a diverse student population, a statement on scholarship and scholarly interests (include in Research Interests section), and the names and email addresses of three references. Upon request, candidates should also request that their referees email their letters to [email protected], or mail their letters directly to: Dr. Eimad Houry, Department of Political Science, Mercer University, 1501 Mercer University Dr., Macon GA 31207. For additional inquiries Dr. Houry can be also be reached at 478-301-2793.

Review of applications will begin immediately. For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to submit all materials before December 1, but review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

EEO Statement


Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.


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