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Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics

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Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics


University of Kentucky,
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Job Title Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics
Requisition Number FE02738
Working Title
Department Name 8E110:Political Science
Work Location Lexington, KY
Type of Position Faculty
Position Time Status Full-Time
Tenure Track Status Tenure Track
Required Education ABD status from PhD-granting program in Political Science; major field specialization in Comparative Politics; PhD in hand by August 2022.
Required Related Experience n/a
Required License/Registration/Certification n/a
Job Summary The Department of Political Science at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in Comparative Politics beginning in fall 2022. The department is interested in candidates with strong quantitative/methodological skills who demonstrate clear potential to conduct high-quality research and to attract extramural funds. We are interested in candidates whose research contributes to our understanding of a range of political phenomena including, but not limited to, the representation/exclusion of politically marginalized individuals, groups, or communities. Applicants should also show strong potential to provide effective graduate and undergraduate teaching. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Political Science by August 2022.
Applicants should submit the following: 1) a letter stating the candidate’s research and teaching interests, 2) curriculum vita, 3) two-three publications or writing samples (upload as Writing Sample), 4) research statement (upload as Specific Request 1), 5) if possible, evidence of teaching experience, particularly syllabi from courses taught (upload as Specific Request 2), and 6) statement on inclusivity (upload as Specific Request 3). As a department and university, we are strongly committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all. In one to two pages, applicants should reflect on their commitments, approaches, and insights related to inclusion, diversity, and equity. Also provide the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the academic profile. This information will be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

Consideration of applicants will begin on October 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be sent to Dr. Emily Bacchus, CP Search Co-chair at [email protected] .

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities Contribute to diversity/inclusion; potential to secure extramural funds; evidence of quantitative methodological skills; potential for teaching excellence
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Deadline to Apply
Open Until Filled Yes
University Community of Inclusion The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

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