Assistant Professor (Political Science)

  • Ypsilanti, Michigan, United States
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • Faculty Full Time
  • Opening on: Oct 12 2022

Title: Assistant Professor (Political Science)

Employee Classification: FA

Division: Academic and Student Affairs

Department: Political Science

Campus Location: Main Campus

General Summary

The Department of Political Science at Eastern Michigan University invites applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level, beginning August 2023.

EMU is an equal opportunity employer and is recognized by U.S. News and World Report for its diverse campus environment. Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and to furthering the diversity and inclusion missions of the department, college, and university.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Teach contractual load of undergraduate and graduate courses as assigned by the department or school.

Assign and submit grades in accordance with established University schedules.

Keep posted office hours during the week which are scheduled at times most beneficial to students.

Provide academic advising to students, if applicable.

Serve on search committees for hiring of new faculty members, departmental committees and other service committees across the university.

Participate in activities such as student registration, orientation, convocations and commencements.

Attend and participate in scheduled departmental meetings and functions.

Provide other support service to the department, college and/or university, if applicable.

Engage in pursuits that enable them to remain current in their respective disciplines.

Engage in pursuits that help to further organize and contribute to growth of the body of knowledge in their respective disciplines, and/or to explore interdisciplinary implications.

Perform related Departmental duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must have a doctoral degree in Political Science or a related field by August 2023 and demonstrate a strong commitment to both teaching and research.  Area of specialization is open, but candidates must be willing and able to include classes on the U.S. presidency, Congress, parties, or interest groups in their regular rotation of course offerings. Expertise should be demonstrated through doctoral transcripts and/or professional experience.

Special Instructions:

Applications received by December 1 are guaranteed full consideration, but the position will remain open until filled.

Your application should include a cover letter discussing your teaching and research interests and experience, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, one or more samples of scholarship, and, if available, course syllabi and student evaluations. Items can be combined in files for uploading. Also include contact information for three references. References will be contacted for a letter of recommendation based on the contact information provided.

EMU, located in Ypsilanti, Michigan, was founded in 1849 and is a comprehensive university with an enrollment of over 17,000 students.  Its proximity to Detroit, Ann Arbor and Lansing provides rich cultural, social and recreational opportunities. 

For additional information, please contact the search committee chair, David Klein, at

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