Apply Now: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics at the University of West Florida

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University of West Florida:  Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics


The Reubin O’D. Askew Department of Government at the University of West Florida invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Political Science in the field of Comparative Politics with research and teaching expertise in the politics of East Asia.

The successful candidate will demonstrate promise as a teacher-scholar, preparing and regularly teaching courses at the general education, undergraduate and graduate levels, and maintaining an active research agenda.

The teaching load is three courses per semester, including regular contributions to our growing MA programs in Political Science and International Affairs.

The department is open to diverse theoretical and methodological approaches. The department houses the World Languages Program.

Potential candidates are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the graduate and undergraduate programs by visiting the department’s website,

Minimum Qualifications

Doctoral degree from an accredited institution or the highest degree appropriate in the field of specialization with a strong commitment to teaching, academic research, and service.

Position Qualifications

PhD in Political Science or related discipline; promise of excellence in teaching and research.

ABD applicants will be considered, but successful candidates must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. by May 2024.

Preferred Qualifications

Graduate coursework and research in East Asian Politics; experience teaching introductory courses in a language of East Asia. Proficiency in an East Asian language will be given special consideration.

Application Instructions

Candidates must apply online through the University of West Florida website: Applicants are required to submit:

  1. a curriculum vitae;
  2. a letter of application;
  3. unofficial transcripts showing the highest degree conferred;
  4. a teaching statement;
  5. a sample syllabus;
  6. and contact information for three letters of recommendation.

References will be contacted upon submission of this application. An opportunity to upload these documents will be provided during the application process.

For assistance, please contact Human Resources at 850-474-2694 or email

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The preferred submission date is November 1, 2023. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.



From the school

UWF is a public university situated on a 1,000-acre campus with over 13,000 students enrolled in a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs. It sits just north of Pensacola, home to world-class beaches along the Gulf of Mexico, water sports and other outdoor activities, an active food culture, and a vibrant downtown. Nearby amenities include Florida’s growing “30A” corridor, historic Mobile, Alabama, and New Orleans, an accessible drive along I-10.

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