Apply Now: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of American Politics & Public Policy at SUNY-Geneseo

Apply Now: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of American Politics & Public Policy, State University of New York at Geneseo


The Department of Political Science & International Relations at the State University of New York at Geneseo seeks applications for a tenure-track faculty position in American Politics, with a focus on Public Policy and Public Administration, to begin August, 2023. 

Possible areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, Environmental Policy, Health Care Policy, Income Inequality, or Social Welfare Policy. The department consists of six full-time faculty members who are committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching and liberal arts education and offers two majors (Political Science and International Relations), contributes to several interdisciplinary minors, and has access to substantial resources to support research.

The department’s priority is teaching excellence. It seeks someone with a strong commitment to teaching in a liberal arts setting and who is prepared to teach both introductory courses and advanced courses in their area of expertise. A commitment to working effectively with students from diverse backgrounds is essential. The hiring committee also highly values collegiality, experience with integrative learning, and a willingness to contribute to a holistic and broadly-conceived education in political science as a part of a broader liberal arts curriculum.

Duties of the position include:

  • Teaching courses 3 courses per semester in American Politics, including an introductory American politics course every semester, courses on public policy and public administration, and other courses in the candidate’s area of expertise.
  • Coordinating a Public Administration minor, and administering Geneseo’s joint 5-year BA/MPA program with the University of Albany.
  • Pursuing a program of scholarly research, leading to publication in peer-reviewed outlets.
  • Providing academic advising to students.
  • Mentoring and supervising undergraduate research and other projects.
  • Contributing to governance and engaging in service to the department, the college, and the discipline.
  • There may also be opportunities to contribute to other interdisciplinary programs, including the Sustainability Studies, Sociomedical Sciences, and American Studies majors, and the Legal Studies, Urban Studies, Conflict Studies, and Environmental Studies minors.


  1. A Ph.D. in Political Science or related field by the time of appointment;
  2. expertise in American Politics and ability to teach courses in Public Policy and Public Administration;
  3. prior experience or demonstrated potential in teaching courses in American Politics at the undergraduate level;
  4. potential to establish a program of research leading to publication;
  5. and demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive working/teaching environment.

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants should upload:

  1. a cover letter addressing research and teaching interests;
  2. a current curriculum vitae;
  3. a statement of teaching philosophy;
  4. evidence of teaching effectiveness;
  5. and a brief writing sample.

Cover letters should address how candidates view themselves as contributing to Geneseo’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) and its aspiration to become a public equity-centered honors college. Applicants should also supply contact information for three references, who will be contacted to upload letters at the time of application. 

Review of completed applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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Applications received by March 10, 2023 are guaranteed full consideration.



From the department

In courses on American politics, comparative politics, international relations, political theory, and research methods, faculty challenge students to develop their analytical, quantitative, and expository skills. The focus of the department is on analytical sophistication, enabling graduates to think critically about political life in a variety of settings. By exploring the information on this website you will learn about the wide-range of Political Science courses we offer.

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