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Middle Georgia State University: Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Political Science


The Department of Political Science at Middle Georgia State University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in political science, with a specialization in American politics, comparative politics, or public policy, at the rank of assistant professor, to be primarily based on the Cochran campus.

This is a 10-month position with a teaching load of 12 credit hours per semester (4-4) of undergraduate courses in political science, typically including multiple sections of the introductory American Government course, as well as more advanced undergraduate courses in political science in the candidate’s area of specialization.

Teaching responsibilities may include day and/or evening courses, partially and fully online courses, and courses taught via video conferencing; faculty are also expected to travel to teach and attend meetings at other campus locations when needed. Tenure-track faculty are expected to have an active scholarly agenda, including publication in peer-reviewed outlets; student advising and service to the department, school, university, and community are also expected for promotion and tenure. Summer teaching opportunities may also be available, contingent on student demand.


Candidates should have earned a doctorate in political science, or a doctorate in related field including at least 18 semester hours of graduate coursework in political science, from a regionally-accredited institution; ABD candidates will only be considered if they will earn their doctorate by January 1, 2022. Experience as an instructor of record, demonstrated expertise in American politics or comparative politics, and/or the ability to contribute to one or more of the minors offered by the department are desirable. Candidates must have a record of teaching and potential for scholarship that warrants appointment at the rank of assistant professor.

To Apply

Application materials should be emailed as one PDF attachment to with the subject line “10018053 Assistant Professor of Political Science 8.24.2021”. Application materials must include:

  1. an MGA faculty application;
  2. a letter of interest;
  3. a curriculum vitae;
  4. a statement of teaching philosophy;
  5. names and contact information of three references;
  6. and unofficial transcripts.

Informal inquires about the position may be made to Dr. Christopher N. Lawrence, Chair of the Department of Political Science at

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Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.



About the school:

Middle Georgia State University educates and graduates inspired, lifelong learners whose scholarship and careers enhance the region through professional leadership, innovative partnerships, and community engagement. Middle Georgia State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees.

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