Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics

University of North Texas Denton
Denton County, TX
Closing date
Jan 23, 2022

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The Department of Political Science at the University of North Texas is recruiting for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor, position in Comparative Politics. We are especially interested in scholars who specialize in political behavior, political participation, and/or public opinion from a cross-national, cross-cultural, and comparative perspective.

The position is open with respect to region, although the ability to offer courses on Europe, the Middle East, South Asia, East Asia, or Africa is particularly welcome. Candidates should have the ability and willingness to supervise Ph.D. and MA students, as well as teach graduate and undergraduate courses. The Department seeks applicants who will pursue a research agenda commensurate with UNT's status as a Carnegie-ranked, Tier One public research university.

Minimum Qualifications

A Ph.D. in Political Science is preferred, although ABD students may also be considered.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred applicants will be able to teach quantitative methods at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Ideal candidates will include scholars who study marginalized groups and social justice in the broader context of global issues. UNT is also a Hispanic and minority serving institution, and candidates with a commitment to mentoring historically underrepresented groups and/or first-generation college students are especially encouraged to apply.

Department Information

The Department of Political Science at UNT is a highly productive department with 28 faculty members who are committed to excellence in both teaching and research. It offers BA, MA/MS, and PhD degrees. Faculty in the department have previously edited the American Political Science Review, International Studies Quarterly, the Journal of Political Science Education, and Politics and Religion. The department houses the Peace Science Society (international), the Castleberry Peace Institute and Peace Studies Program, and the Latina/o Mexican-American (LMAS) Studies Program where students can also obtain a BA in Latino Culture, Economy and Policy (LCEP). It offers multiple certificates in LMAS, Peace Studies, and Legal Studies. Substantial proportions of our majors (approximately 62%) and graduate students (approximately 50%) are from diverse racial, ethnic, and/or national origin backgrounds. The Department's web site is:

UNT has a highly diverse campus with a wide range of languages spoken in addition to English. We welcome candidates who have experience with HSI/MSIs and/or who speak Spanish, Vietnamese, American Sign Language, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin and other variations), Arabic, Tagalog, Farsi, French, or/and Yoruba.

Applicants need to provide the following documents.
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Graduate School Transcripts
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. References - List of Names and Contact Information (email, phone number, & mailing address)
  5. Example of Professional Writing
  6. Diversity Statement-Describe how you incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion into your research and teaching practices, and how you would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at UNT through teaching and service.

Submit all documents through the UNT Jobs Portal:
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