Arizona State University, School of Politics and Global Studies

Position ID:ASU-SPGS-ASSTPROFAM [#12022, 12544]
Position Title: Assistant Professor American Politics
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Tempe, Arizona 85287-3902, United States [map]
Subject Area: Political Science / American Politics
Appl Deadline:2018/11/02 finished (2018/09/18, finished 2019/01/28)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Assistant Professor (JOB#12544) School of Politics and Global Studies Arizona State University

The School of Politics and Global Studies at Arizona State University (Tempe) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor beginning August 2019. We are interested in candidates whose research and teaching focus is on American institutions, broadly defined. Candidates with expertise in the U.S. Congress, the presidency, interest groups, institutional interactions, representation or opinion-policy linkages are encouraged to apply.

We are open with respect to theoretical orientation, substantive focus, and methodological approaches. Position duties include teaching courses in the American politics curriculum at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including an upper-division undergraduate course; advising and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students; developing an active research agenda; and providing service to the department, college, and university.

Minimum Qualifications: candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Political Science or related discipline by the time of appointment; demonstrated excellence in research commensurate with appointment at the level of assistant professor; and evidence of promise in and commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching.

Desired qualifications: demonstrated success meeting the needs of diverse student populations and/or reaching out to diverse communities; the ability to teach advanced statistical methods, particularly at the graduate level; a clear record of, or clear potential for, publishing in top journals and/or top university presses, demonstrated potential to establish a strong, externally-funded research program.

The application deadline is November 2, 2018; if not filled, then every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed. A complete application must include the following: a letter of application stating qualifications, experience, research plans, and teaching interests; a complete curriculum vita; a writing sample, and contact information for three references. Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. degree completed by August 1, 2019.

All application materials must be received by the deadline and sent to We will not accept any mailed applicant material, including reference letters; this is an online, paperless search. A background check is required for employment. Questions about the position or search should be directed to the search committee chair at The School of Politics and Global Studies (SPGS) values interdisciplinary scholarship, and the successful candidates will have the opportunity to affiliate and collaborate with other schools and centers at Arizona State University. Candidates who can make use of our experimental laboratories are particularly encouraged to apply.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. ASU’s full non-discrimination statement (ACD 401) is located on the ASU website at and

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
School of Politics and Global Studies
PO Box 873902
Tempe, AZ 85287-3902

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