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Assistant Professor

university of maryland baltimore county
Baltimore County, MD
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Sep 23, 2022

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Position Description

The Department of Political Science at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)

invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in American politics,

beginning August 2023. We seek outstanding candidates with a teaching and research

concentration in race and ethnic politics. UMBC is a Carnegie Research 1, community-engaged,

minority-serving institution focused on inclusive excellence.

UMBC is a dynamic and growing public research university located in the Baltimore-Washington

Corridor. The university has a student population of 13,640 graduate and undergraduate

students. US News and World Report regularly ranks UMBC in the top 10 of most innovative

universities, and the Chronicle of Higher Education recognizes UMBC as one its "Great Colleges

to Work For" in categories including cooperative governance, compensation, teaching

environment, and work-life balance. UMBC is especially proud of the diversity of its student

body, and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. Our faculty and

campus community have a strong commitment to equity and social justice, as do our students.

For example, our department's undergraduate Council of Majors is currently spearheading an

ongoing project designed to increase diversity and inclusion in the curriculum. To learn more

about the Political Science Department, please visit and .


Preference will be given to candidates who already hold a Ph.D. in political science or

will have a Ph.D. in hand by August 2023. Candidates must provide evidence of a

focused research agenda and a commitment to high quality undergraduate teaching

experience. Candidates must also describe the ways in which their research, teaching,

and/or life experience contribute to "inclusive excellence," such as their ability to work

with underserved and diverse populations and their capacity to respond in

pedagogically productive ways to the competence, aspirations and needs of students

from diverse backgrounds. The successful candidate will teach two introductory

sections of American Government and Politics (counting as two courses) and upper

division undergraduate courses in race and ethnic politics. The annual teaching load is

five courses.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit their applications by November 1, 2022 for best consideration,

using Interfolio: . Please provide a cover letter; a

statement of research agenda; a statement of teaching philosophy; a statement of

commitment to diversity and inclusiveness; CV; up to two writing samples or

publications; two sample course syllabi; and three reference letters by November 1,


Please address questions to Dr. Ian G. Anson, Search Chair, Department of Political

Science, with the subject line "POLI Search."

UMBC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women,

veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. See for more information.
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