Apply Now: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of American Politics at the University of Texas-Austin

University of Texas-Austin

University of Texas-Austin: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of American Politics


The Government Department at the University of Texas-Austin invites applications for a tenure-track position in American Politics at the rank of Assistant Professor. The search is open to scholars working in any specialty within the field of American politics.

Duties will include undergraduate and graduate teaching, research, and service to the Department, the College of Liberal Arts, and the University. The successful candidate will have a strong record of research and teaching.

The Department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service. The application should highlight any experiences working with diverse populations; examples might include mentoring activities, research interests, committee service, courses taught, recruitment and retention activities.

UT Austin is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples and single parents.


Applicants must hold a Ph.D. for appointment as Assistant Professor or expect to obtain it within a year of joining the faculty as Instructor. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

To Apply

Interested applicants should upload the following:

  1. a cover letter;
  2. a curriculum vitae;
  3. three letters of recommendation;
  4. graduate transcripts;
  5. a research statement;
  6. examples of scholarly work;
  7. and teaching materials.

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Review of applications will begin on October 1 and continue until the position has been filled.



From the department:

As one of the liberal arts, Government – also called political science – teaches students how to think and communicate about politics. A Government major can dissect and evaluate actual or proposed courses of political action by analyzing the evidence for and against them, setting them in historical and comparative perspective, and relating them to ends that are prized or feared.

Government majors learn the philosophical and practical underpinnings of democracy, they study the causes and consequences of authoritarian and revolutionary political regimes, and are steeped in how constitutional orders, political party and electoral systems, government bureaucracies, judiciaries, militaries, and other institutions of governance affect political outcomes. Most simply, Government majors comprehend in a sophisticated way how the powerful and the powerless fare in the maelstrom that is politics.

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About the school:

The University of Texas at Austin, founded in 1883, ranks among the 40 best universities in the world. It supports some 51,000 diverse students with top national programs across 18 colleges and schools. And as Texas’ leading research university, UT attracts more than $650 million annually for discovery.

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