Assistant Professor of Political Science
The Department of Political Science at Salisbury University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Political Science. This is a full time, 10-month position.

Primary Job Duties: The Department seeks candidates whose expertise is in one or more of the following fields: racial and ethnic politics, political theory, and law and judicial politics. The successful candidate will teach introductory and upper level courses in political theory and/or American politics (political institutions and behavior and courses in the Law, Justice and Advocacy minor). The candidate will also be able to teach a research methods course. Academic advising and student mentoring are also expected as well as ongoing scholarly activities. The teaching load is 3-3 of 4 credit hour courses.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Political Science. If ABD, applicant would be hired at the rank of Instructor and must complete doctoral degree by: May 2022. Demonstrated evidence of a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching.

Preferred Qualifications: Evidence of a commitment to political engagement, an active research agenda, curriculum development, and undergraduate research mentorship.

Applications received by October 15, 2020 will receive full consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointment will be contingent upon verification of eligibility to work in the U.S. and is expected to begin August 2021. Please visit our website to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions.

To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit the following: 1) A letter of interest; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) statements of research and teaching interests; 4) unofficial transcripts; 5) the names and contact information of at least three professional references. All documents must be submitted with your application in the online employment application system. Questions about the position should be directed to the search chair, Dr. Sarah Surak at

This position is based in Salisbury, MD, an area with a culturally diverse population with rich cultural experiences. Salisbury University, a member of the University System of Maryland is a regionally accredited four-year comprehensive institution offering 60 distinct graduate and undergraduate programs. Founded in 1925, Salisbury University features a beautiful campus close to ocean beaches and the Chesapeake Bay and 2-3 hours from the metropolitan areas of Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Norfolk. SU is consistently ranked among the nation’s top colleges and ‘best values’ by U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review and other publications. SU has 440 full-time faculty members serving a student population of approximately 8700.

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Additional Information
Position Type: Employee
Ref Code: 156610

Contact Information
Marissa Chávez
Salisbury University
1101 Camden Avenue HH 155A
Salisbury, 21801