University of Louisville — Assistant Professor of Political Science

The Department of Political Science at the University of Louisville is accepting applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin August 1, 2020. The position is in comparative politics and/or international relations, with preferred research specialization and teaching interests in Middle East and/or African Politics. The position’s teaching expectations also include the department’s introductory classes in comparative politics. Competitive candidates should have demonstrated research potential and teaching experience. University policy requires completion of a Ph.D. by February 15th of the first probationary year.

The Department of Political Science has 20 full-time professors and is proud of a diverse and dynamic faculty and student body. We have over 450 students and offer BA, BS, and MA degrees. The University of Louisville is a Carnegie-classified R1 metropolitan research university. Interested candidates must apply online at and attach a curriculum vitae. In addition, applicants should send a cover letter, a sample of written work, graduate transcripts, teaching evaluations (if available), and three letters of reference to Dr. Jasmine Farrier, Chair, Department of Political Science, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292 or via email to Application review will begin on September 16, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

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The University of Louisville is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, age, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, pregnancy, or veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact the Employment team at or 502.852.6258.


To apply for this position, follow the “Online App. Form” link below and then click on the “Apply Now”. You must answer all required fields and submit your application by clicking the “Submit” button. Detailed instructions are available at in the “My Career Tools” section. Vacancies are routinely removed from the jobs portal around 7:00PM on the deadline date. If the posting description requested that you follow up and mail or email other documents, your application will not be considered complete until those have been received by the department.

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If you require assistance or accommodation with our online application process, you may schedule an appointment at (502) 852-6258 with Employment Services at the Human Resources office located at 1980 Arthur Street, Louisville, KY 40208.

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