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Assistant Professor of Political Science & Public Administration

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Instructions to applicants:

To apply, submit letter of interest, curriculum vita, official transcripts, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, three original letters of recommendation, and completed Sul Ross Faculty Application. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2021 and will continue until position is filled.

Job Title:

Assistant Professor of Political Science & Public Administration




Behavioral & Social Sciences

Posting Date:


Until Filled:


Appointment Date:



$50,000/nine months with the opportunity for summer teaching


Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Political Science, Doctor of Public Administration (DPA), or Ph.D. in a related field from an accredited university.

Applicants must also be able to teach and develop a broad range of courses in political science and public administration. A successful candidate will also demonstrate support for diversity, equity, and inclusiveness, as well as a commitment to student engagement, student success, and instructional excellence.


Experience teaching undergraduate and graduate political science and public administration courses in a variety of formats (face-to-face, hybrid, online). Experience teaching comparative politics, foreign policy, international relations, public budgeting, and/or ethnic and racial politics.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Teach 12 semester credit hours per semester (four courses). There is also the possibility for teaching courses during the summer (compensated separately). Teaching responsibilities will include introductory courses in federal and state government, as well as a broad range of advanced courses in political science and public administration at the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Advise undergraduate majors and graduate students
  • Encourage and mentor undergraduate research
  • Conduct office hours (10 scheduled hours per week during long semesters)
  • Conduct program and course assessments
  • Assist in the administration of the political science and public administration programs
  • Assist in the coordination ofSRSU’s annual celebration of Constitution Day
  • Complete 12 hours of professional development each calendar year
  • Engage in service to the department, college, university, and community
  • Assist in recruitment and retention efforts
  • Conduct and publish research
  • May be asked to serve as an advisor for student groups

Responsible for the safety of others. Must exercise due caution and practice safe work habits at all times. Position is Security Sensitive.

Other Information:

About the Department:
Located on the Alpine campus in the College of Literature and Social Sciences, the Political Science & Public Administration Programs are housed in the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences which offers BA degrees in history, political science, psychology, and social science. The department also offers graduate degrees in history, political science, and public administration.

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It is the policy of Sul Ross State University to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons in accordance with their individual, job related qualifications and without consideration of race, creed, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status and ancestry. Equal employment opportunities shall be afforded in all personnel actions or decisions including, but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, upgrading, promotion, demotion, termination and salary. Retaliation is prohibited against a person who opposes a discriminatory practice, files a charge, testifies, assists or participates in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

About SRSU:

Sul Ross State University Alpine Campus is in the Scenic Davis Mountains of West Texas, is a member of the Texas State University System, is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate, Bachelor’s, and Master’s degrees, and has an enrollment of approximately 2,000 students of campus in Alpine, Texas. At an elevation of 4,480 feet, and on the periphery of the Chihuahuan Desert, Alpine enjoys mild winters and cool summers. Davis Mountains State Park, Fort Davis National Historic Site, Big Bend National Park, and Guadalupe Mountains National Park are all within one to three hours driving distance from Alpine. The SRSU campuses in Del Rio, Eagle Pass, and Uvalde comprise Rio Grande College. RGC offers upper-level courses leading to bachelor’s degrees as well as master’s degree programs and works closely with its partner institution, Southwest Texas Junior College, to provide a seamless transition to RGC for their students. All RGC students hold an Associate degree from an accredited institution or they have completed 42 semester credit hours of transferrable work. More information is available regarding Sul Ross State University and position openings See our website.


Working at Sul Ross State University

Called "Possibly the most underrated little university west of the Mississippi" by CBS's Dan Rather, Sul Ross State University in West Texas boasts a combination of small class sizes, an appreciation of both fine arts and the sciences and popular professional programs in a relaxed, friendly environment.

Who Is Sul Ross? Where is Sul Ross?
The university's name honors Lawrence Sullivan "Sul" Ross, the son of a pioneer Waco, Texas, family and a popular soldier, governor, educator and humanitarian. Founded in 1917 as a teacher college, Sul Ross continues to offer teacher education as one of its most popular programs. Others in high demand are business, criminal justice and agricultural and natural resource sciences. Sul Ross achieved university status in 1969.

The university, comprising 647 acres in Alpine, Texas, boasts a beautiful 93-acre main campus of exquisitely-detailed buildings and enjoys perhaps the most temperate climate in the state. Its situation in the Davis Mountains overlooks the center of the city below, yet it remains within easy reach of many local stores and restaurants. The university also has a 468-acre working ranch that serves its animal science programs.

Located in Del Rio, Eagle Pass, and Uvalde, the Middle Rio Grande Campuses offer upper level and graduate courses.  Our professors provide hands on learning in ways that relate to our students and their passion for higher education.  Courses are accessible via interactive television, online learning communities, and face to face classes

Sul Ross State University is part of The Texas State University System, the largest college system in the state after the University of Texas and Texas A&M systems.

A Small Size, But Plenty to Do
With an enrollment of about 2,000 students on the main campus in Alpine, class sizes are small, guaranteeing a much higher level of personal attention from instructors and the university's support staff. But there's plenty for students to do in their free time: lots of student clubs and organizations, a thriving arts community and a strong athletic tradition.

The SRSU men's basketball team won the conference championship five times in the past 20 years, including the 1999 American Southwest Conference championship. The women's basketball team has also won five conference championships and played in eight national playoffs, even making it to the Final Four.

Similarly, the Lobos football and baseball teams have won five conference titles each in the past 20 years, including American Southwest Conference championships in the late 1990s. The Lady Lobos volleyball team has won nine conference championships in all.

Rodeo is significant part of the Sul Ross program, and the university is the birthplace of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. Many team members have gone on to become world champions, and 1951 graduate Harley May is a charter member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Hall of Fame.

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