Assistant Professor (Political Science)

Job Details

Job no: 515169
Position Type: Faculty Full Time
Campus: UMass Boston
Department: Political Science
Date opened: 27 Jul 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:

The Department of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts Boston invites applications for a tenure-track position in American politics to be filled at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning September 1, 2023. We are particularly interested in candidates whose area of specialization is in race, ethnicity, and politics. Preferred but not required secondary areas of interest include political behavior, inequality, or American political development. A typical teaching load is two courses per semester, and candidates are expected to be productive scholars with active research agendas and pedagogical commitments. UMass Boston aspires to be an anti-racist health promoting institution and encourages applications from scholars with a commitment to community engagement in Boston and beyond.

Requirements:

All candidates should hold a PhD in a relevant field or should have a reasonable expectation of earning the PhD by no later than August 31, 2023.

Application instructions:

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit: (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) relevant transcripts, (4) a statement of research and teaching interests, (5) a writing sample, (6) a statement on diversity and inclusion, and (7) three letters of recommendation. Please submit application materials online.

UMass Boston requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and to confirm proof of their vaccination status including booster. Exemptions from the vaccine requirement will be permitted only for qualifying religious or medical reasons. Regardless of vaccination status, you must wear a face covering in public indoor spaces on campus.

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