Apply Now: Visiting Instructor of American Politics at the University of West Florida

University of West Florida:  Visiting Instructor of American Politics


The Reubin O’D. Askew Department of Government at the University of West Florida invites applications for a Visiting Instructor of Political Science in the field of American Politics.

This position emphasizes excellent teaching. The successful candidate will contribute to the general education and undergraduate programs, but may also be called on to prepare a seminar for the department’s growing MA programs in Political Science and International Affairs.

The teaching load is four courses per semester. Course distribution will always include sections of Introduction to American Politics, but may also include upper-level and graduate electives as needed.

Potential candidates are encouraged to familiarize themselves with programs in Political Science, Pre-Law and International Studies by visiting the department’s website,

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree from an accredited institution in an appropriate field of specialization or equivalent qualifications based on professional experience and otherwise qualified to perform assigned duties.

Position Qualifications

Ph.D. in Political Science with demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching.

ABD applicants will be considered, but successful candidates must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. by January 2, 2024.

Preferred Qualifications

Teaching experience; graduate coursework or research in either State and Local Politics or the Presidency

Application Instructions

Candidates must apply online through the University of West Florida website:, position number 128640. Applicants are required to submit:

  1. a curriculum vitae;
  2. a letter of application;
  3. and three recommendation letters and may also attach a one-page teaching statement and unofficial graduate transcripts.

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 October 16, 2023. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.



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