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Assistant Professor, American Politics

University of North Florida Department of Political Science and Public Administration
Jacksonville, Florida (US)
63.000 to negotiable

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UNIVERSITY OF NORTH FLORIDA: Assistant Professor – American Politics

The Department of Political Science and Public Administration at the University of North Florida seeks a candidate for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor in American politics and government beginning in August 2024. The department seeks broadly trained scholars and the position is open with regards to subfields of American politics. The department is home to a nationally renowned polling center (ranked 12 in FiveThirtyEight’s aggregate pollster ratings) and is open to strengthening an already robust cluster of public opinion/survey research scholars.

The department also welcomes candidates with experience in and openness to innovative teaching technologies including distance learning and hybrid classes. There are also opportunities for the selected candidate to teach in the department’s Masters of Public Administration and Masters of International Affairs programs. UNF faculty are expected to maintain the highest standards of academic excellence in all phases of instruction, research/scholarship/creative activity, and service. The teaching load is negotiable (3/3 or less). A Ph.D. in Political Science, Government, or a related discipline is required by August 2024. The anticipated salary is $63,000 to negotiable.

Applicants must complete an online application and upload supplemental documents at www.unfjobs.orgto be considered for this position. Applicants who do not apply online and/or upload all the required documents will not be considered for this position. Once you submit both your completed application and uploaded documents, you will receive a confirmation number. Keep the confirmation number for your records. Applicants must attach the following required documents to be considered for this position.

(1) a letter of interest

(2) a complete curriculum vitae

(3) plan for future research

(4) graduate school transcripts

(5) evidence of teaching effectiveness

(6) list of three professional references

Review of applications will begin on March 8, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled.

Note: Official transcripts are required by the time of employment.

You must apply online at and submit all required documents to be considered an applicant for this position. UNF is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action Institution.

Note: Recommendation letters will be required prior to any on-campus interviews.

For further information, please contact search committee chair Michael Binder via email at

UNF is a Carnegie Community Engaged institution. This designation celebrates the University’s collaboration with community partners from the local to the global level. It reflects UNF’s mission to contribute to the public good and prepare educated, engaged citizens. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching and service. The successful candidate will be able to excel at teaching courses throughout the curriculum, conduct research involving undergraduate and graduate students, and be committed to increasing the participation of the members of underrepresented groups.

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