Assistant Professor of Political Science

Position ID: 38585
Clayton State University
College of Arts & Sciences
Social Sciences
Position Description
New Position?: 
Job Class: 
Assistant Professor
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Position Summary Information

Position Summary

The Department of Social Sciences at Clayton State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Political Science to begin Fall 2018. We are particularly interested in a generalist with research and teaching experience in public policy, American government, and comparative politics. The position requires 24 semester hours of seated or online undergraduate/graduate teaching per year, and the candidate must have a PhD in Political Science or a closely related discipline in-hand before August, 2018.

Candidates should also have evidence of superior teaching and fruitful scholarship, as well as experience working with diverse student and community populations. The ability to teach courses on Public Administration and/or International Relations is considered a plus. Success in pursuing externally funded research opportunities is desirable, as is experience or interest in working with graduate students. The mentoring of undergraduate Political Science majors is an essential responsibility.

Part of the University System of Georgia, Clayton State University is located 20 minutes from downtown Atlanta in a beautiful lakeside setting. For additional information about Clayton State University and the Political Science program, visit


candidate must have a PhD in Political Science or a closely related discipline

Posting Detail Information


Open Date 02/01/2018
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications received by March 12, 2018 are assured full consideration.

Qualified applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three current references.

Clayton State University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. It is the policy of the University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnical origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, AREA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50). Clayton State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy please contact the Clayton State University Office of Human Resources at (678) 466-4230. Individuals requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact the Disability Resource Center at: (678) 466-5445.

Application Procedure: 
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Contract Period: 
10 months
CIP Discipline Code: 
Political Science and Government, General
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Application Deadline: 
Open Until Filled
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Position Starting Date: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Vacancy Status: 

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