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University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL, United States
30+ days ago
University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
30+ days ago


The Department of Political Science at the University of Alabama invites applications for a 3-year Renewable Contract position at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 16, 2022. The successful candidate will serve as a core member of the Department’s NASPAA-accredited Master of Public Administration (MPA) Program. We seek a colleague with the ability to teach multiple core courses in the MPA curriculum. In addition, the successful candidate will make service contributions in areas including, but not limited to, student recruitment, advising, and internship management. Depending on program needs, the person hired may be reassigned to increased service to the MPA Program and decreased teaching responsibilities.

A Ph.D. in public administration, public policy, political science, or a related field is required by the start date. Information about renewable contract faculty, including policies regarding reappointment and promotion, are detailed in the UA Faculty Handbook.

The University of Alabama, located in Tuscaloosa, is a Carnegie-classified R1 Doctoral University and the flagship campus of the University of Alabama system. UA has approximately 38,000 students and is a leader among public universities nationwide for enrollment of National Merit Scholars. The Department of Political Science offers the B.A., M.A., M.P.A, and Ph.D. degrees. The Department also administers the International Studies major, the Economics major in Arts & Sciences, and the Public Policy minor.

To apply, go to and complete the online application. Include a cover letter that details evidence of ability to teach core MPA courses and teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, and sample syllabi and/or teaching evaluations if available. Graduate transcripts and three letters of reference should be emailed directly to the Search Committee Chair at Review of applications will begin on January 24, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. For more information, contact Dr. Dana Patton, Search Committee Chair, at

The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. For additional information about UA’s strategic diversity plan, see In addition, the College of Arts & Sciences has developed a college-level strategic diversity plan, which can be viewed here:

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. 
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A Ph.D. in public administration, public policy, political science, or a related field is required by the start date.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 59648373
  • Location:
    Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
  • Position Title: Assistant Professor
  • Company Name: University of Alabama
  • Industry: Public and Non-Profit Management
  • Job Function: Academic: Full-time
  • Entry Level: Yes
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Doctorate
  • Min Experience: Entry-level Professional
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
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