Apply Now: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Political Science at Coastal Carolina University

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Apply Now: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Political Science, Coastal Carolina University


The Spadoni College of Education and Social Sciences at Coastal Carolina University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in the Department of Political Science to begin in August 2023.

The college seeks to hire a candidate who specializes in political methodology, in particular quantitative methods. Experience with a range of programs, such as Stata, R, Python, UCINET, and ArcGIS, is especially desired. The person hired will work closely with the College’s new Social Science Research Lab (SSRL) in the development of new courses and certificate programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Summer compensation will be provided so that courses and workshops can be offered to students.

The candidate will also teach in their substantive area(s) of research, and we are open to candidates across all subfields of the discipline. This said, candidates who are strong in American institutions, comparative political behavior, conflict studies, and/or public administration are especially welcome to apply.

The chosen candidate is required to have a Ph.D. in Political Science or related discipline by the time of appointment. Candidates must demonstrate how their scholarship and training, to date, make them a good fit for working collaboratively with the department and the SSRL.

Application Instructions:

Interested candidates should submit:

  1. a letter of application that addresses their qualifications;
  2. a curriculum vita;
  3. a writing sample;
  4. copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts;
  5. a combined statement of teaching philosophy and research;
  6. and contact information for three (3) professional references electronically at:

For additional information, please contact the chair of the search committee, Dr. Mikel Norris (; 843-349-4033), or Dr. Adam Chamberlain, Chair of the Department of Political Science (; 843-349-6506).

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Review of application materials will begin March 9th, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.



About the Spadoni College of Education and Social Sciences

This newly organized academic unit includes over 1000 students within undergraduate programs in anthropology and geography, early childhood education, elementary education, middle level education, physical education, political science, sociology, and special education. The college also offers a number of graduate degree programs, including a Ph.D. in education, Ed.S. degrees in instructional technology and educational leadership, M.Ed. programs in educational leadership, instructional technology, special education, and language, literacy, and culture, and an M.A.T. in secondary education.

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About Coastal Carolina University

Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, South Carolina, just nine miles from the Atlantic coastal resort city of Myrtle Beach. Coastal Carolina University enrolls over 10,000 students from 49 states and 55 nations. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the baccalaureate and master’s degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in instructional technology, and PhD degrees in marine science: coastal and marine systems science and education sciences.

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