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Assistant Professor of Political Science

African American Studies/Politics, Politics of Race, U.S. Politics and/or Public Administration 


The University of the District of Columbia’s Division of Social & Behavioral Sciences invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, 9-month faculty appointment in the Political Science Program with a target start date of August 16, 2020. Required specializations for this position include African American Studies and/or the politics of race, and U.S. government. Applicants with a Ph.D. in Political Science or a related field from an accredited institution will be given full consideration. ABDs will also be considered, but a conferred doctorate by the start date is required for appointment.

The successful candidate will be expected to have an active research agenda and a strong publication record, as well as to offer both lower- and upper-level undergraduate courses relating to race and ethnicity, U.S. politics, and public policy and administration. Other potential areas of focus include, but are not limited to, black political thought, African Diaspora Studies, and intersections between race, class, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality.  

Preference will be given to candidates who are able to articulate a vision that involves developing community partnerships, fostering student activism, pursuing social justice, and engaging with students from diverse backgrounds. As a small but dynamic program characterized by a transdisciplinary and critical ethos, we also welcome details about how the candidate’s work would complement the strengths of current faculty and help to shape the program’s trajectory.

The Bachelor of Arts in Political Science is among the most popular undergraduate degree programs at UDC. A hallmark of the program is its research-based curriculum, which includes a three-course sequence that culminates in a senior capstone project. It also offers an interdisciplinary concentration in Global Studies. Faculty are expected to participate in program, division, college, and university service activities, as well as to advise students and supervise undergraduate internships and research projects.     

UDC is a public, comprehensive university with an urban land-grant distinction. It is the city’s only public institution of higher education and has historically been a minority-serving institution. It serves approximately 5,600 students across its certificate, two-year, baccalaureate, masters, and professional programs. Beyond the university, the Washington metropolitan community provides an exceptional learning laboratory for faculty, staff, and students. 

Letter of interest 

Curriculum vitae  

Statement of teaching philosophy  

Evidence of teaching effectiveness (including selected course syllabi, if available)

Research statement/agenda

Writing sample

Contact information for three references  

Three letters of recommendation (required at candidacy phase) 

Official transcript of terminal degree (required at candidacy phase) 

TO APPLY: Visit https://udc.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a2hbyxhr9l98to view the posting and create an online account for applying. Through the website, you will submit your CV and cover letter. After doing so, to complete your application, you must submit all additional materials – statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, research statement/agenda, writing sample, and contact information for three references – to DSBSapplications@gmail.com.     

DEADLINE: The position will remain open until filled. Applicants that are submitted by February 28 will receive full consideration. 

CONTACT: Dr. Guy F. Shroyer, gshroyer@udc.edu, 202-625-1845

APSA LINK: https://www.apsanet.org/CAREERS/eJobs/eJobs-Online/JBctl/ViewJob/JobID/7680