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Cluster Hire: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Of Political Science and African American Studies

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Cluster Hire

This tenure-track position is included in the University of Mississippi, College of Liberal Arts inaugural cluster hire. This faculty cluster hire initiative is designed to expand our understanding of multicultural competence as it relates to successful, effective, and ethical leadership with an emphasis on the experiences of African Americans and other underrepresented groups in the U.S. South and attention to identities with respect to race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality. For more information and the list of the other positions included in this cluster hire, please visit the College of Liberal Arts website at

The Department of Political Science and the African American Studies program at the University of Mississippi invite applications to fill a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor in American Politics, starting Fall 2022. The appointment will be a joint appointment between Political Science and African American Studies. Requirements include a PhD in Political Science, with at least ABD standing with the expectation of completion by Fall 2022, as well as a potential for or record of excellence in teaching and research. We are foremost interested in hiring an excellent candidate, with all areas of specialization invited to apply. We welcome applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in the field. The successful candidate must be able to contribute to the undergraduate teaching of both Political Science and African American Studies, and also be able to contribute to the Political Science Department's graduate program. Tenure and promotion reside in the Department of Political Science.  Candidates must complete an online application at The online application should include a cover letter indicating research, teaching interests, and a description of demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in teaching, scholarship, and/or service with descriptions of past efforts and commitment to future activities, curriculum vitae, writing samples, graduate transcript, and three letters of recommendation. Review of all applications will begin January 24, 2022 and continue until the position is filled or until an adequate applicant pool is established. 

The University of Mississippi is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA employer.

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