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Political Science: Assistant Professor

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus

Full Time, Faculty/Instructional

  • Official Title: Assistant Professor
  • Job ID: #19924
  • 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: Assistant Professor

POSITION: The Department of Political Science invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 19, 2024. We seek candidates with expertise in comparative government (any region) who are committed to excellence in undergraduate instruction, will engage undergraduate students in research, and embrace the department and university commitments to equity, diversity, and inclusion. The successful candidate will contribute to a vibrant global politics curriculum by teaching both introductory and upper-level courses.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Earned Ph.D. by August 19, 2024 (ABD applicants may be considered but must complete the terminal degree by March 15, 2025.) and ability to teach thematic and regional comparative government courses.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Evidence of successful university teaching, productive scholarship, and a demonstrated commitment to involving undergraduate students in research.

DUTIES: Teach courses in the Department of Political Science based on program needs and in accordance with specialization; participate in research and scholarly activities; engage in service to the department, University and profession; and provide academic advising to students as assigned.

DEPARTMENT: The Department of Political Science consists of 13 full-time faculty in the fields of political science and criminal justice. With approximately 400 majors and 100 minors, the department is one of the largest in the College of Arts and Sciences. Our award-winning program faculty work collaboratively with students on research, oversee Service-learning and internship projects, lead international and domestic immersion experiences, and have opportunities to teach abroad.

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 10,000 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 and select graduate and professional programs 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 at 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 #19924) 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
  • Curiculum vita
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Names and contact information for three references.

Please direct requests for additional information to: Rodd Freitag, Interim Department Chair

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by October 6, 2023.  However, screening may continue until the 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).