The Department of Political Science at the University of North Texas invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position anticipated to begin in the fall of 2023. We seek candidates who study U.S. Political Institutions with a focus on judicial politics. Although we are open with respect to substantive research interests, we prefer candidates whose teaching and research complement the department’s strengths in race, ethnicity, and politics (REP) and policy. The research focus may be at the local, state, or national level. Candidates who contribute to teaching methods at the graduate level are preferred. The successful candidate should be committed to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education and have a record or promise of research publication.
The Department seeks applicants who will pursue a research agenda commensurate with UNT’s status as a Carnegie-ranked, Tier One public research university. UNT is a Hispanic and minority serving institution, and candidates with a commitment to mentoring historically underrepresented groups and/or first-generation college students are especially encouraged to apply.
A Ph.D. in Political Science is preferred, although ABD students may also be considered.
Preferred applicants will be able to teach quantitative methods at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Ideal candidates will include scholars who study marginalized groups and social justice in the broader context. UNT is also a Hispanic and minority serving institution, and candidates with a commitment to mentoring historically underrepresented groups and/or first-generation college students are encouraged to apply.
- Cover Letter
- Curriculum Vitae
- References – List of Names and Contact Information for 3
- Diversity Statement
Submit all documents through the UNT Jobs Portal:
We will begin reviewing applications November 15, 2022, but will continue reviewing applications until the position is filled.
The Department of Political Science at UNT is a highly productive department with 29 faculty members who are committed to excellence in both teaching and research. It offers BA, MA/MS, and PhD degrees. Faculty in the department have previously edited the American Political Science Review, International Studies Quarterly, the Journal of Political Science Education, and Politics and Religion. The department houses the Peace Science Society (international), the Castleberry Peace Institute and Peace Studies Program, and the Latina/o Mexican-American (LMAS) Studies Program where students can also obtain a BA in Latino Culture, Economy and Policy (LCEP). It offers multiple certificates in LMAS, Peace Studies, and Legal Studies. Substantial proportions of our majors (approximately 62%) and graduate students (approximately 50%) are from diverse racial, ethnic, and/or national origin backgrounds. The Department’s web site is: http://politicalscience.unt.edu.
UNT has a highly diverse campus with a wide range of languages spoken in addition to English. We welcome candidates who have experience with HSI/MSIs and/or who speak Spanish, Vietnamese, American Sign Language, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin and other variations), Arabic, Tagalog, Farsi, French, or/and Yoruba.
The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.