Job Opening: Tenure-Track at North Carolina State University

North Carolina State University, Holladay Hall

Apply Now: Assistant Professorship at North Carolina State University


The Department of Political Science in North Carolina State University’s School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position beginning August 2020. Review of applications will begin September 15, 2019.

A successful candidate will have research and teaching expertise in American judicial politics, excellent communication skills, and a strong commitment to teaching. The strongest candidates also will have demonstrated research and teaching interests in comparative judicial politics. Primary teaching responsibilities will be at the undergraduate level in the department’s Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Political Science. Faculty with relevant interests may also teach in the department’s Master of International Studies program. Candidates interested in teaching social science methodology should note that interest in their applications. Applicants who can thrive in, and help foster, a diverse research and learning environment are especially encouraged to apply.

Position Requirements:

  1. A PhD in Political Science or a related field or must be advanced to candidacy for the PhD within the next year;
  2. teaching experience in Political Science at the college level, and demonstrated evidence of teaching excellence;
  3. the ability to carry out an original research agenda in political science;
  4. demonstrated evidence of teaching excellence, strong research and publication skills, and future research productivity.

Application Instructions:

An application will require the following elements:

  1. A cover letter;
  2. a curriculum vita;
  3. graduate school transcripts;
  4. research statement/agenda;
  5. statement of teaching philosophy and summary of experience;
  6. contact information for references;
  7. three letters of recommendation;
  8. examples of mentorship are welcome as part of the application packet.

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Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2019.



About the Department

The Department of Political Science at North Carolina State University has approximately 500 majors and offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees. Majors may also graduate with concentrations in American Politics, International Politics, Law and Justice and Public Policy. The Master of International Studies (MIS), a terminal professional degree program, prepares students for careers in government service, international institutions, and non-governmental organizations. An affiliate member of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs, the MIS program joins distinguished universities around the world in providing global education for the 21st century.

The Department of Political Science prides itself on high quality research and teaching. It aims to promote faculty success through close mentoring for junior faculty, supportive departmental research colloquia, and regular support for collaborative research. As a land grant institution, it welcomes scholars who seek to engage with contemporary public debates.

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