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Assistant Professor of American Politics-Political Behavior

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Applicants should submit the following in electronic form: a cover letter, a current CV, a recent publication or research-related writing sample, teaching evaluations (if available), and at least three letters of recommendation. Teaching Evaluations should be uploaded in Other Documents field. Questions can be sent to Wendi Finch, Department of Political Science, Baldwin Hall, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-1615 ( Applications received by September 25th, 2017 will receive full consideration, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For more information about the department, visit

Position Information

Position Information

Faculty Rank Assistant Professor
Posting Number 2017_00374F
Posting Type
Working Title Assistant Professor of American Politics-Political Behavior
Title Code 55100
Retirement Plan TRS
Salary Range
Job Summary

The Department of Political Science at the University of Georgia invites applications for two tenure track assistant professorships starting in August 2018. These positions are part of the Department’s Political Behavior hiring initiative. Candidates’ research interests for one position are expected to focus on political psychology/behavior. For the other position, possible areas of expertise include, but are not limited to: voting behavior, public opinion, race & politics, political psychology, identity politics, women & politics, and campaign politics.

Athens is well known for its quality of life, including both outdoor and urban activities ( UGA ( is a land/sea grant institution located 70 miles northeast of Atlanta.

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Minimum Qualifications

Qualifications include a Ph.D. or near completed Ph.D. in political science, and demonstrated potential for excellence in scholarship. If still ABD, the Ph.D. requirement will have to be completed by June 30, 2018.

Preferred Qualifications

Strong quantitative skills are encouraged but not required.

Degree Level Doctorate
Posting Date 06/13/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Closing Date
Appointment Status Regular
Location of Vacancy Athens Area

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Research Portfolio/Philosophy
  4. Writing Sample
  5. Sample Publications
  6. Teaching Portfolio/Philosophy
  7. Other Document #1
  8. Unofficial Transcripts
  9. Unofficial Letters of Recommendation
Optional Documents