Assistant Professor of Political Science

University of South Carolina Upstate


Assistant Professor of Political Science

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The University of South Carolina Upstate is a positive, diverse, and empowering institution for motivated, success-minded students who want to be challenged academically, supported personally, and pushed to the boundaries of their potential in an opportunity-rich environment. Because the University of South Carolina Upstate is proud of its student body, we seek to attract a diverse applicant pool.

The Department of History, Political Science, Philosophy and American Studies in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of South Carolina Upstate invites applications for Assistant Professor of Political Science. This is a 9-month, tenure-track position with a start date of August 16, 2024. The selected candidate will teach a 4-4 load that includes courses in American National Government and upper-level courses in law and judicial policies with topics such as civil rights, liberties, and the intersection of law, justice, and society. Other assignments may include Introduction to Political Theory and upper-level theory courses. The selected candidate will maintain a roster of advisees majoring in Political Science and participate in departmental committees and service initiatives, such as supporting the Center for Justice & Society, and other co-curricular activities such as the mock trial team and pre-law internships. The selected candidate is also expected to maintain an active research agenda.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Political Science is required by the start date of the appointment.ABDcandidates with a planned completion date by August 15, 2024, are welcome to apply. A successful background check is required.

For a complete job description and to apply, go to https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/156056

Dr. Allison Ellis, Search Committee Chair
Department of History, Political Science, Philosophy and American Studies
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
University of South Carolina Upstate
800 University Way, Spartanburg, SC 29303
Email: clark4@uscupstate.edu
Phone: (864) 503-5752

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

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