Apply Now: Assistant Professor of American Politics at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs

University of Colorado-Colorado Springs:  Assistant Professor of American Politics


The Department of Political Science at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs seeks applications for a position at the Rank of Assistant Professor in American Politics beginning August 2024.

Successful candidates will have research and teaching interests in one or more of the following areas: American Institutions, Constitutionalism, American Political Development, and American Political Thought. The successful candidate will be required to teach the program’s introductory course in American Politics. A Ph.D. in Political Science or a related field is required at the time of appointment. Candidates from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.


A Ph.D. in Political Science or a related field is required at the time of appointment.

Please note that while the position details include both required qualifications as well as preferred qualifications, the department wants applicants to be aware that they do not need to have all of the desired skills and experience to be considered for this position. If you meet the minimum qualifications, have passion for the work, along with experience in a related field, you are encouraged to apply. The department encourages on-the-job training for any additional skills or knowledge that become relevant to the position.

Application Instructions

Applicants must submit the following documents:

  1. A current curriculum vitae/resume;
  2. a cover letter;
  3. unofficial transcripts;
  4. a sample course syllabus;
  5. and unofficial graduate transcripts.

Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered. Official transcripts will be required upon hire. Upon request, please be prepared to provide three professional references, including their email contact information. A sample syllabus is required as part of the application. 

If you have technical difficulties with your application, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200 #5 or Job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact, Sara Hagedorn, The successful candidate must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States upon hire. 

Priority will be given to applications submitted by October 1st, 2023 by 5pm MST. However, this posting will remain open until filled.

The potential dates for first round interviews will be the weeks of October 23rd and October 30th, 2023.

The potential employee start date is August 19, 2024 (Fall 2024).

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For priority consideration, apply by October 1, 2023.



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