Apply Now: Full-Time Instructor in American Politics at the University of South Carolina

Apply Now: Full-Time Instructor in American Politics, University of South Carolina


The Department of Political Science at the University of South Carolina seeks applications for a full-time instructor position in American Politics to begin August 16, 2023.

The department seeks candidates who have experience teaching a wide range of classes in American Politics, including American National Government and other courses focused on the Founding Documents of the United States. A Ph.D. in political science is required by the start date of appointment.

Application Instructions:

Interested candidates should submit:

  1. a cover letter;
  2. a curriculum vita;
  3. two writing samples that demonstrate a significant ongoing research agenda;
  4. statements of research and teaching interests;
  5. a graduate transcript;
  6. contact information (including telephone number and email address) for three references;
  7. and a diversity statement that articulates the candidate’s commitment and capacity to contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, mentoring, outreach, and engagement.

References will be contacted directly for letters of recommendation (which must be submitted on appropriate letterhead).

Please contact the search committee chair, Dr. David Darmofal ( with any questions.

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Review of application materials will begin April 17, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.



From the department

One of the largest departments in the College of Arts & Sciences with more than 800 undergraduate students and over 100 graduate students, the Department of Political Science offers five degree programs: a B.A. in Political Science, a B.A. in International Studies, a Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.), a Master of Arts in International Studies (M.A.I.S.), and a Ph.D. in Political Science. Our fields of study include American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Political Methodology, Political Theory, and Public Administration.

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From the Upstate to the Lowcountry, the University of South Carolina system is transforming the lives of South Carolinians through the impact of our eight institutions and 20 locations throughout the state. More than 50,000 students are enrolled at one of eight institutions, including the research campus in Columbia and comprehensive four-year universities in Aiken, Upstate and Beaufort. In addition, our Palmetto College campuses in Salkehatchie, Union, Lancaster, and Sumter enable students to earn associate or bachelor’s degrees through a combination of in-person, online or blended learning. All of our system institutions place strong emphasis on service — helping to build healthier, more educated communities in South Carolina and beyond.

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