Assistant Professor, Political Science

University at Albany
Albany County, NY
Closing date
Sep 26, 2021

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Science, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Political Science
About University at Albany: Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research, and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,900 students in nine schools and colleges across three campuses.

Located in Albany, New York, New York State's capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City, and the Adirondacks.

Job Description:
Rockefeller College of Public Affairs seeks an Assistant Professor in the field of American Politics. This is a tenure-track appointment in the Department of Political Science. The course load is four courses a year. The department's priority is a scholar of electoral politics/campaigns and/or the American presidency/executive politics. The ability to teach other subjects in American Politics, such as Racial and Ethnic Politics, Political Parties, and/or American Political Development will be considered a plus. The department also expects that the successful applicant will teach the introductory course in American Politics. Although not a requirement of the position, the search committee will look favorably at candidates who are willing to pursue external funding for their research. Contributing to the diversity of the Department will also be considered a plus. Candidates should also be willing to teach courses in online formats when specific needs arise.

Located in a major governmental center, the Department has 21 full-time members and offers degrees at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels. The University at Albany ( is one of four designated University Centers in the SUNY system.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. from a college or University accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization. Applicants should have their Ph.D. in hand by May 2022.
  • Ability to teach other subjects in American politics, such as Racial and Ethnic Politics, Political Parties, and/or American Political Development will be considered a plus
  • Applicants must address in their applications their ability to work with a culturally diverse population.

Preferred Qualification:
  • Willingness to pursue external funding for their research

Additional Information:
Professional Rank and Salary Range: Assistant Professor, Competitive

Starting date is August 22, 2022.

The review of applications will begin on September 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

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Application Instructions:
Applicants MUST submit the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A Statement of Interest
  • A writing sample or publication
  • Available evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., syllabi, student evaluations, and/or teaching statement)
  • A graduate transcript
  • At least three references with contact information

Note: After submitting your CV, the subsequent pages give you instructions for uploading additional documents (i.e. cover letter etc.).
The Chronicle of Higher Education. Keywords: Political Science - Assistant Professor, Location: Albany, NY - 12222

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