Assistant Professor, Political Science (American Political Behavior)

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Position Information

Position Information

Job Title Assistant Professor, Political Science (American Political Behavior)
Department Political Science
Department Web Address
Full Time Equivalent


Position Type Academic Faculty
Comp Grade II
Tenure Track Tenure Track
Job Description

The Political Science Department at the University of Nevada, Reno is soliciting applications for a tenure-track, full time appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Political Science to begin in the fall semester of 2018. The primary focus of our search is American Political Behavior. Preference will be given to candidates conducting quantitative research in public opinion, voting behavior, political parties, and/or media, though candidates with a comparative perspective will be given consideration. Duties include undergraduate and graduate teaching, research, and service to the University.

The normal teaching load is 2 courses per semester, but may be subject to change. Candidates are expected to teach at all levels of the curriculum (lower division undergraduate, upper division undergraduate, and graduate MA/PhD). Candidates must be able to teach an introduction to American Politics course. Applicants should demonstrate a strong potential for research publication. Experience with external grant funding is a plus.

Position is open until filled, but application review will begin October 6, 2017.

The University of Nevada, Reno is the State of Nevada’s land grant institution of higher education and is one of eight institutions of higher education governed by the State of Nevada System of Higher Education. With a growing and increasingly diverse student enrollment of approximately 21,000 including over 2,800 graduate students, the University provides a comprehensive selection of degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels. The University is currently classified (Carnegie) as “Research University/High” which places it among the top 200 colleges and universities in the United States. The University of Nevada, is located 45 minutes from Lake Tahoe and within four hours from San Francisco and the Napa-Sonoma wine country.

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.

Required Qualifications

Applicants must have Ph.D. in Political Science or related field by August 15th, 2018.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates whose research demonstrates methodological sophistication and who have the ability to teach research methodology at the graduate, MA/Ph.D. level.

Contact Information for this Position

William Eubank, Search Chair

Tamela Gorden, Search Coordinator

Kristen Kabrin, Co-Search Coordinator

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please submit a CV, Cover letter (Which includes a statement that indicates how you would contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through your research, teaching, and/or service.), unofficial transcripts and writing sample online. Also, please have three letters of recommendation sent to:
Tamela Gorden, Search Coordinator
Political Science/0302
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV 89557-0302

Job Open Date 07/03/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Search Number 72656
Note to All Applicants

A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.
HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment.
The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its students and employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, and sexual orientation or genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression. The University of Nevada, Reno employs only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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