Skip to main content
Return to campus fall 2020 and other COVID-19 updates   READ MORE »

Political Science: Assistant Professor

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus
Political Science

Full Time, Faculty/Instructional

  • Official Title: Assistant Professor
  • Job ID: #16720
  • Date Posted:
  • Apply by: | To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by deadline. However, screening may continue until position is filled.
Apply Now Benefits Estimator

Political Science: Assistant Professor

A probationary tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science. The department seeks a dynamic candidate who is committed to excellence in teaching and to maintaining an active research program involving undergraduate students. This position carries an initial two-year probationary appointment starting in the 2021-22 academic year on August 23, 2021.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. in Political Science is preferred. However, candidates who are ABD will be considered. We seek candidates who demonstrate an ability to teach core and elective courses in our curriculum. Experience or interest in developing new courses on the U.S. Constitution and political theory is a plus. Candidates should have the potential to bring diverse perspectives to UWEC and to be effective in working with historically under-represented student populations. 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience teaching courses and conducting research on the U.S. Constitution and political theory. Evidence of successful university teaching and demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness also will be considered an asset. 

DUTIES: Teach courses in the Department of Political Science based on program needs and in accordance with specialization; actively participate in research and scholarship; provide career advising/mentorship to students as assigned; engage in service to the department, university, and profession. 

DEPARTMENT: The Political Science department at UW-Eau Claire is home to over 500 political science and criminal justice majors as well as over 150 minors across our programs.  There are currently thirteen full-time faculty across our programs. 

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,200 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal arts education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning as well as through dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation. The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire Rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/Saint Paul. The Chippewa Valley features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities. 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire website: https://www.uwec.edu/job-postings/. You must create an account and login before you can apply. If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login." Click the link to the Political Science: Assistant Professor position (Job ID # 16720) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically. Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed. 

Please include the following in PDF format:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial graduate school transcript
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Sample of scholarly writing
  • The names and email addresses for three references 

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by November 13, 2020. However, screening may continue until position is filled.

The UW-Eau Claire Police Department is dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure environment for learning and working. Although crime at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is limited, the University Police want students, faculty and staff to be aware of crime on campus and the area surrounding the campus. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose annual information about campus crime. Visit Campus Security and Fire Report. Also visit our Campus Security Authority policy.

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The University reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Spring 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/title-and-total-compensation-study/.