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Associate Professor

The University of Texas at Arlington
Dalworthington Gardens, TX
Closing date
Apr 11, 2024

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Associate Professor
Political Science
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Job Summary:
The Department of Political Science in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas at Arlington invites applications for a full-time, tenured associate professor to begin in August 2024. The successful applicant will conduct research and teach in the area of American Politics. We are especially interested in candidates who can teach and expand our current offerings in public opinion, elections, or public policy (e.g., health, social, and energy/environmental policy, or policy process theory).
Benefits at UTA:
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CBC Requirement:
It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington to conduct a criminal background check on any applicant who is under final consideration for employment with the University.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The successful applicant will be expected to develop and teach substantive courses in their area of expertise, including introductory courses, upper-division undergraduate courses, and Master's level courses. Candidates should demonstrate a record of excellence in social science research, undergraduate and graduate teaching, and service appropriate for a tenured professor. The faculty member may assist the department in efforts to recruit, advise, and engage students and develop and refine the department's curriculum.
Required Qualifications:
A completed Ph.D.
Department Information:
The Department of Political Science (also see our Facebook page) offers a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts. It serves students from across the University (in state-mandated introductory courses) as well as over two hundred and forty undergraduate majors and minors, and ten to twenty graduate students.
University Information:
The University of Texas at Arlington is located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metroplex, a vibrant and diverse metropolitan area that is home to over 7 million people, one of the fastest-growing tech economies in the United States, and a wide array of arts, entertainment, and cultural activities. UTA is a comprehensive teaching, research, and public service institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through scholarship and creative work. The University is committed to providing access and ensuring student success, and to a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization of discoveries by our community of scholars. With an enrollment of more than 40,000 students, UTA is the second largest in the University of Texas System. As a result of its combination of rigorous academics and innovative research, UTA is designated as a Carnegie R-1 "Very High Research Activity" institution. UTA ranks No. 4 nationally in Military Times' annual "Best for Vets: Colleges" list and is among the top 30 performers nationwide for promoting social mobility of its graduates (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). UTA is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and it has one of the top 5 most ethnically diverse undergraduate student bodies in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). Its approximately 270,000 alumni, including some who occupy leadership positions at many of the 24 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in North Texas, contribute to UTA's $22.2 billion annual economic impact on Texas.

Furthermore, UTA is poised to experience widespread growth in the near future. The university recently launched the first phase of its RISE 100 initiative aimed at recruiting 100 new tenure-system faculty to amplify research standing and position UTA as a leader in key scholarly areas; more details are available at The successful candidate for this position will have the opportunity to join UTA during an exciting period of growth and contribute as the university broadens its impact.
EEO Statement:
It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA or The University) to provide an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, and/or veteran status. The University also prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity, and gender expression. Retaliation against persons who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge of discrimination, or testify for, assist in, or participate in an investigative proceeding relating to discrimination is prohibited. Constitutionally-protected expression will not be considered discrimination or harassment under this policy. It is the responsibility of all departments, employees, and students to ensure the University's compliance with this policy.
ADA Accommodations:
The University of Texas at Arlington is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to 817-272-5554 or email
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
To apply, applicants should go to and submit the following materials: a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, a published writing sample (article or book chapter), a research statement, a teaching statement, and evidence of teaching ability (2-3 course evaluations and/or syllabi). Applicants should also provide the names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions may be addressed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Brent Boyea at

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