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Political Science: Visiting Research Assistant Professor

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus

Full Time, Faculty/Instructional

  • Official Title: Lecturer
  • Job ID: #19426
  • Date Posted:
  • Apply by: | To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by deadline. However, screening may continue until position is filled.
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Political Science: Visiting Research Assistant Professor

POSITION: The Department of Political Science invites applications for a full-time, instructional academic staff position of Visiting Research Assistant Professor (official title: Lecturer) with an emphasis on constitutional studies beginning August 21, 2023.  This is a two-year appointment with salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Earned Ph.D. in political science by August 21, 2023 (ABDs will also be considered).  We seek candidates with expertise and promising research agenda on constitutional issues. We invite applicants interested in joining a department that values excellence in teaching undergraduates, collaborative research with undergraduates, and engagement in inclusion and diversity efforts.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Evidence of scholarly productivity in the study of constitutional issues, experience teaching and mentoring undergraduate students in research, and demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

DUTIES: The successful candidate will be assigned the following responsibilities:

  • Teach one class per semester.
  • Conduct research on constitutional issues for presentation at academic conferences and publication in academic journals/presses.
  • Mentor students conducting research on constitutional issues.
  • Participate in service to the Menard Center for Constitutional Studies, including with organizing and/or participating in panel presentations, student reading groups, undergraduate workshops, and teacher symposia.
  • Other duties as assigned.

THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Political Science consists of 12 full-time faculty in the fields of political science and criminal justice and approximately 350 majors and 100 minors.  The department is home to the Menard Center for Constitutional Studies, a center dedicated to scholarship and public outreach on issues regarding civil liberties broadly defined.

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 9,500 students and 1,100 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 education through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation. To learn more about UWEC, visit .

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/St. Paul. The area 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 Web site: 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: Visiting Research Assistant Professor position (Job ID #19426) 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 be sure you have included the following in PDF format:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vita
  • Names and contact information for three references.

Please direct requests for additional information to:

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by April 24, 2023.  However, screening may continue until position is filled

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