The Department of Political Science at Auburn University seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in American Politics to begin August 16, 2023. Candidates should have a specialty in political behavior, broadly defined. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in American political behavior, ideally including campaigns and elections, as well as the Department's University Core Course: American Government in a Multicultural World. We desire candidates with strong methodological skills who can contribute to quantitative methodological instruction in the Department, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The standard teaching load is two courses per semester for at least the first three years of appointment. Candidates who would contribute to the diversity of the Department are especially encouraged to apply.
Auburn University is an R1 research institution, enrolling over 25,000 students. It is one of the nation's premier public land-grant institutions. In 2019, it was ranked 52nd among public universities by U.S. News and World Report. The University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, its positive work environment, its student engagement, and its beautiful campus. The Department of Political Science has 24 tenured or tenure-track faculty and includes undergraduate majors in political science, law and justice, public administration, and health services administration, masters’ degree programs in public administration and community planning, and a Ph.D. in public administration and public policy. The political science major is one of the largest in the College of Liberal Arts, consistently enrolling around 500 students.