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The University of Delaware's academic leadership has identified the Department Political Science and International Relations (POSCIR) as a priority for academic growth and prominence. We invite applications for a position in American politics at the rank of assistant professor (tenure track) beginning September 1, 2019. We seek a scholar studying American politics who has strong methodological skills and exhibits exemplary potential. Ideal candidates will have a record of publishing, evidential interest in securing research funding, and experience teaching courses in American politics. The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. in hand by August 31, 2019.

We are especially interested in scholars engaging generally with inequality in the American political context. This could include research related to race and ethnicity, economic or educational inequality, or gender politics, but is not limited to these areas. We encourage scholars working on inequality from either institutional or behavioral perspectives including but not limited to the study of political parties, interest groups, social groups and movements, to apply.

The Department has 26 faculty, nearly 1,000 undergraduate majors and minors, and 45 graduate (mostly doctoral) students. We offer two undergraduate majors (Political Science and International Relations) and two undergraduate minors (Political Science and Political Communication) as well as a Ph.D. in Political Science. The department faculty covers four subfields of political science: American politics (including public law), comparative politics, international relations, and political theory. The faculty is a methodologically diverse and collegial group of research-intensive and nationally and internationally known scholars. They are outstanding teachers, mentors, advisers and public servants.

Using the Interfolio® online system at UD, apply interfolio applicants should submit a cover letter outlining interest in the position, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, teaching evaluations, one article-length writing sample, and three letters of reference. Questions, but not application materials, should be e-mailed to Professor Jason Mycoff (, Chair, American Politics Search Committee. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Founded in 1743, the University of Delaware ( combines tradition and innovation, offering students a rich heritage along with the latest in instructional and research technology. Located in scenic Newark, Delaware, within 2 hours of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., the University is one of the oldest land-grant institutions in the nation, one of 19 sea-grant institutions, and one of only 13 space-grant institutions. With external funding exceeding $200 million, the University ranks among the top 100 universities in federal R&D support for science and engineering and has nationally recognized research (Carnegie rated, very high research activity). With 23 academic departments, 27 interdisciplinary programs and centers, and more than 10,000 students, the College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college on campus (

UD recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds, and this is a primary goal for our department. We provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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