Indiana State University — Assistant Professor of Political Science

The Department of Political Science at Indiana State University ( invites applications for an American politics position at the assistant professor rank to begin in August 2019. The department’s mission is tied to community engagement and experiential learning, and the successful candidate must demonstrate a willingness to promote those aims via teaching, research, and activities outside the classroom. Indiana State University is a comprehensive institution of higher learning with approximately 14,000 students.

The candidate selected will become the ninth full-time faculty member of the Department of Political Science, which offers undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Legal Studies. We also offer an online MPA program that draws students from Indiana and across the United States. Applicants should demonstrate the potential for both productive scholarship and effective teaching. We seek a new colleague trained in American politics, with an emphasis in public policy formation, implementation, and/or analysis. The successful candidate will be able to contribute introductory and upper division courses to the department’s political science undergraduate program. The successful candidate will also offer courses in ISU’s Foundational Studies curriculum the instructions of which would include, among other topics, ethics and social responsibility in a political context. Furthermore, the ability to contribute courses to the Master of Public Administration in the areas of public policy, nonprofit management, community development, and/or public-private partnerships is desired.

The typical teaching load for assistant professors in the department is 3 courses per semester, with an active research agenda and service responsibilities also expected. Review of applications will begin on October 25, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications completed by October 25 will be given full consideration. A Ph.D. at the time of the appointment in Political Science or in a closely related field is preferred. We will consider advanced ABDs who are able to demonstrate that they will have the Ph.D. in hand at that time.

Indiana State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and conducts its recruitment and hiring based solely upon job-related qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or citizenship status. The College of Arts and Sciences welcomes all faculty, staff, and students, regardless of identity or affiliation. The College values the contribution of all individuals in the execution of its primary mission, which is to educate undergraduate and graduate students. To that end, we will strive to attract representative staff and faculty. The College will actively support endeavors that embrace and explore human differences and global awareness. View the diversity plan at Questions may be addressed to Applicants must apply online at Please include a letter of application, curricula vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts, evidence of teaching effectiveness (including sample syllabi, teaching evaluations, and a teaching philosophy statement), three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample.