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Wake Forest University:  Tenure-Track Assistant Professorships in American Politics


The Department of Politics and International Affairs at Wake Forest University invites applications for two tenure-track assistant professors in the field of American politics to begin July 1, 2021.

The department invites applications from American politics scholars with expertise in any of the following, listed in no particular order: political thought, political development, political behavior (including mass movements), political psychology, political communication, urban and local politics, and public policy.

It has a particular interest in scholars with dynamic research agendas who make connections between subfields, and leverage intersectional and interdisciplinary perspectives. Faculty in the Politics and International Affairs Department engage formally and informally with interdisciplinary academic programs, including Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; American Ethnic Studies; Environmental and Sustainability Studies; African Studies, Latin American and Latino Studies; Middle East and South Asia Studies; and East Asian Studies.

Candidates should be pursing an active research agenda and be committed to excellence in teaching and prepared to teach introductory courses in American politics and/or undergraduate research methods. Candidates will also have opportunities to develop and teach courses that connect with their research agendas. Compelling applicants will demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching, mentoring, and advising undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds, including international students, first generation students, and those who identify as members of historically marginalized communities.

A Ph.D. or ABD status in Political Science or a closely related field is required.

Application Instructions

Complete applications will include:

  1. A cover letter addressing the applicant’s motivation to join the school’s teacher-scholar community;
  2. a curriculum vitae (including contact information for three professional references);
  3. a research statement describing the candidate’s current research and future trajectory;
  4. a scholarly writing sample (e.g. journal article, dissertation chapter, or draft);
  5. a teaching statement including plan to establish an inclusive learning environment;
  6. a sample undergraduate course syllabi;
  7. teaching evaluations or other evidence of effective student engagement;
  8. and a copy of graduate transcript(s) (official copies only required upon employment).

In addition to the above, the department asks that candidates have three letters of recommendation either mailed or emailed directly to the address listed below:

Michaelle Browers, Chair
Wake Forest University, Department of Politics and International Affairs
P.O. Box 7568
Winston-Salem, NC 27109

Inquiries about the application process and document submission may be addressed to Inquiries about the faculty position or department should be directed to Michaelle Browers, Chair and Professor, Politics and International Affairs,

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Review of applications will begin on November 2, 2020. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but to guarantee full consideration they should be received by November 1, 2020.



From the school:

“Wake Forest is a collegiate university offering a vibrant, intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities, and a strong athletics program competing in the fifteen-team Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).  Since its founding, the university has adopted the motto “pro humanitate,” which is exemplified by a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world.”

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