Assistant Professor of Political Science
The Department of Political Science at Sam Houston State University invites applications for a nine-month Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position starting in fall 2022. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching three courses per semester and engaging in research/scholarly activities. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in service activities such as program and curriculum development, face-to-face and online course development, and student recruitment and engagement.

Required Qualifications

The successful candidates will possess the follow required qualifications:
1. A doctoral degree in public administration, public policy, or public affairs from an accredited institution of higher education. ABD candidates will be considered but they must have a PhD by the start date (August 2022).
2. Demonstrated evidence of ability and desire to teach undergraduate and online graduate courses in two of the follow subject areas: 1) public administration and management; 2) organizational theory; 3) budgeting and finance; 4) program evaluation; and 5) public policy.
3. Demonstrated evidence of an established or emerging research/scholarly program in any of the following subject areas: 1) public administration and management; 2) organizational theory; 3) budgeting and finance; 4) program evaluation; and 5) public policy.
4. Demonstrated effective communication skills.

Diversity and Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statements

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Sam Houston State University is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the academic community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The college welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community.
Sam Houston State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code 51.215.

Required Application Materials

• Cover Letter that identifies their interests, qualifications, and experience for the position.
• Current CV that includes, if applicable, a summary of previous teaching experience and format of each course taught (i.e., face-to-face, online, hybrid).
• All graduate transcripts – unofficial transcripts will be accepted during the application process. However, the successful candidate must submit official transcripts documenting all post-secondary degrees.
• Three letters of recommendation from supervisors who are familiar with the applicant’s teaching abilities and who have worked with the applicant in the past two years.
• Recent student teaching evaluations covering the last two semesters of teaching, if available. Those without teaching evaluations, will need to upload a placeholder document in lieu of evaluations.
• Teaching statement, including a discussion of online pedagogy.
• If available, sample syllabi for relevant courses.
• Diversity statement discussing how the applicant would engage Sam Houston State University’s diverse student population and meet the College of Humanities and Social Sciences’ core goals.

The search committee will start to review applications on October 11, 2021. The application process will remain open until the position is filled. Please direct questions to Dr. Wen-Jiun Wang ([email protected]).

To be considered, you must apply online at:

Additional Information
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Contact Information
Kristin Trojacek
[email protected]
Sam Houston State University Political Science
1901 Avenue I, CHSS 490 SHSU Box 2149
Huntsville , 77341