Faculty Hiring

Current Openings

Position in Identity Politics (Tenure Track)

The Department of Political Science at Georgia State University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2022.

  • We seek a scholar whose research focuses on the politics of identity broadly defined (including, but not limited to ethnicity, race, gender, class, sexual orientation, and religion).
  • We welcome scholars in any subfield of political science (American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Public Law, or Political Theory) or closely related discipline.
  • The successful candidate will join a faculty with existing strengths in race and ethnicity, gender and politics, partisan and identity political polarization, civil conflict, and immigration politics.
  • The successful candidate will have the opportunity to teach courses on the politics of identity at the undergraduate, M.A., and PhD levels as well as other courses in their area of expertise.

Georgia State University, an enterprising R-1 university located in Atlanta, is a national leader in using innovation to drive student success and research growth. Enrolling and graduating one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation, Georgia State provides its world-class faculty and more than 50,000 students unsurpassed research, teaching, and learning opportunities in one of the 21st century’s great global cities. The Department is committed to serving this student body and advancing innovative research by building a diverse faculty. The College of Arts & Sciences supports professional success for all faculty through mentoring programs and representation of faculty from all ranks in college-level program development. GSU is an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity. Among the core values of the department are diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion. We invite people of all backgrounds and identities, including, but not limited to races, ages, ethnicities, nationalities, religious beliefs, genders, sexual orientations, and abilities, as well as first-generation candidates, to apply for this position. The department’s full vision, mission and values statement is available at https://bit.ly/3DZ6Y0n.

Essential Qualifications:  

  • A research agenda that indicates a clear theoretical and/or empirical engagement with the politics of identity.
  • Ability to teach courses on identity politics and related topics at the undergraduate and graduate level.
  • Interest in teaching and mentoring students of diverse backgrounds.
  • A Ph.D.  in hand or evidence that a PhD will be awarded by August 2022.

Preferred Qualifications:  

  • Demonstrated evidence of research productivity such as publications, articles under review, conference papers, or grant-seeking activity.
  • Demonstrated potential of teaching effectiveness, such as syllabi of past or future courses, teaching statement, or teaching evaluations.

Applicants should send a letter of interest that details how the essential and preferred qualifications are met, a curriculum vitae, a brief statement outlining their ability to work with a diverse student body, a statement of their research agenda, examples of scholarly work, and evidence of teaching effectiveness to polssearch@gsu.edu, indicating Tenure-track Identity Politics position in the subject line. Please list three references (with name, title, email and phone number) who will provide letters of recommendation upon request.

Review of applications will begin on  November 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Application materials submitted by this date will be given full consideration.

Further information about the department can be found at politicalscience.gsu.edu. Georgia State University is an equal opportunity employer. It continues to be the policy of the University to implement affirmative action and equal opportunity for all employees, students, contractors, consultants and applicants for employment or admission without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, age, gender, transgender status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or disability. An offer of employment will be conditional on background verification.

Full-time Lecturer

The Department of Political Science at Georgia State University invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position to begin Fall 2022.

  • Lecturers at GSU are full-time faculty who are eligible for promotion to Senior Lecturer after five years and Principal Senior Lecturer after ten.
  • Lecturers at GSU have both teaching and service requirements and are full members of the department’s intellectual community and leadership team. In addition to helping the university achieve excellence in undergraduate teaching and serving on MA thesis committees, Lecturers meet a broad array of vital service needs, such as coordinating our core courses, directing undergraduate programs, leading study abroad trips, coaching academic teams, and developing innovative experiential learning courses.

GSU is an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity, and the College of Arts & Sciences supports professional success for all faculty through mentoring programs and representation of faculty from all ranks (including Lecturers) in college-level program development.

Designated as a minority-serving institution, GSU has one of the most diverse study bodies in the country and is nationally recognized for its record in student success regardless of race, ethnicity, and income level. The Department is committed to serving this student body and advancing innovative teaching and research by building a diverse faculty. Among the core values of the department are diversity, equity and inclusion. We invite people of all backgrounds and identities, including, but not limited to races, ages, ethnicities, nationalities, religious beliefs, genders, sexual orientations, and abilities, to apply for this position. (The department’s full vision, mission and values statement is here: https://bit.ly/3DZ6Y0n).

Essential Qualifications:

  • Ability to effectively teach Introduction to American Government, as well as other political science courses in the major, both online and in-person.
  • Ability to deliver effective online instruction.
  • A commitment to excellence in teaching undergraduates.
  • Dedication to teaching and mentoring students of diverse backgrounds to achieve excellence in undergraduate learning.
  • A PhD in Political Science or related field, in hand or with evidence that a PhD will be awarded by Summer 2022.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An interest in online educational innovation.
  • Ability to teach courses related to the politics of identity, which may include Women & Politics; Race, Ethnicity & Politics; Latinx Politics; Asian American Politics; Indigenous Politics; Religion & Politics; Immigration and/or Urban Politics.

Applicants should send a letter of application that details how the essential and (if applicable) preferred qualifications are met, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and any additional evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants should also submit a separate statement addressing how they will facilitate a diverse and inclusive learning environment both in and outside of the classroom. Finally, applicants should provide a list of at least three professional references (name, title, email address, and telephone number) who are willing to provide letters of reference. Please submit all materials electronically to polssearch@gsu.edu, indicating NTT 1101 Position in the subject line.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Application materials submitted by this date will be given full consideration.

GSU is a highly diverse urban research university located in downtown Atlanta. Further information about the department can be found at politicalscience.gsu.edu. Georgia State University is an equal opportunity employer. It continues to be the policy of the University to implement affirmative action and equal opportunity for all employees, students, contractors, consultants and applicants for employment or admission without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, age, gender, transgender status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or disability. An offer of employment will be conditional on background verification.

 

Full-time Lecturer in Public Law

The Department of Political Science at Georgia State University invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position in Public Law to begin Fall 2022.

  • Lecturers at GSU are full-time faculty who are eligible for promotion to Senior Lecturer after five years and Principal Senior Lecturer after ten.
  • Lecturers at GSU have both teaching and service requirements and are full members of the department’s intellectual community and leadership team. In addition to helping the university achieve excellence in undergraduate teaching and serving on MA thesis committees, Lecturers meet a broad array of vital service needs, such as coordinating our core courses, directing undergraduate programs, leading study abroad trips, coaching academic teams, and developing innovative experiential learning courses.

GSU is an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity, and the College of Arts & Sciences supports professional success for all faculty through mentoring programs and representation of faculty from all ranks (including Lecturers) in college-level program development.

Designated as a minority-serving institution, GSU has one of the most diverse study bodies in the country and is nationally recognized for its record in student success regardless of race, ethnicity, and income level. The Department is committed to serving this student body and advancing innovative teaching and research by building a diverse faculty. Among the core values of the department are diversity, equity and inclusion. We invite people of all backgrounds and identities, including, but not limited to races, ages, ethnicities, nationalities, religious beliefs, genders, sexual orientations, and abilities, to apply for this position. (The department’s full vision, mission and values statement is here: https://bit.ly/3DZ6Y0n).

Required Qualifications:

  • Ability to teach courses related to public law such as: Judicial Politics and Process, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Constitutional Law, Introduction to American Law and/or other courses of particular interest to the candidate, both online and in-person.
  • Ability to deliver effective online instruction and a commitment to excellence in teaching undergraduates.
  • Interest in teaching and mentoring students of diverse backgrounds to promote excellence in undergraduate learning.
  • A Ph.D. in hand or evidence that a PhD will be awarded by Summer 2022.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to teach more specialized courses in Public Law and Judicial Politics.
  • Academic interest in pursuing the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Applicants should send a letter of application that details how the essential and preferred qualifications are met, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and any additional evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants should also submit a separate detailed statement addressing how they will facilitate a diverse and inclusive learning environment both in and outside of the classroom. Finally, applicants should provide a list of at least three professional references (name, title, email address, and telephone number) who are willing to provide letters of reference in the future. Please submit all materials electronically to polssearch@gsu.edu, indicating NTT Public Law Position in the subject line.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Application materials submitted by this date will be given full consideration.

GSU is a highly diverse urban research university located in downtown Atlanta. Further information about the department can be found at politicalscience.gsu.edu. Georgia State University is an equal opportunity employer. It continues to be the policy of the University to implement affirmative action and equal opportunity for all employees, students, contractors, consultants and applicants for employment or admission without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, age, gender, transgender status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or disability. An offer of employment will be conditional on background verification.

 

Part-time Instructors

The Political Science Department is recruiting a pool of qualified part-time candidates to teach courses in the Political Science program. Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis for the current academic year.

Learn more about reasons to join Georgia State here.

Arts & Sciences PTI Appointment Criteria

  • The College of Arts & Sciences requires Part-time Instructors to have full-time employment elsewhere. As such, it is incumbent on departments to ascertain if the candidate meets this requirement. If he/she does not, the Department Chair must request written approval from the area Associate Dean prior to contracting with the PTI.
  • Either a Services Agreement between Institutions or a Joint Staffing Letter Agreement must be submitted for a candidate who works with another University System of Georgia institution or for a State of Georgia agency. The required approvals must be obtained prior to the start of the semester.
  • If the candidate works for another A&S department or College of the University, the hiring department must request written approval from the Chair/Dean of the current home department/college to hire.
  • Prior written approval from the Dean and the Provost is required if the pay per course fee exceeds $3,500.

Per the Part-time Instructor Handbook, the teaching load for PTIs is limited to two classes per semester. Exceptions to this must have the Dean’s written approval.

Applicants should send via email a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness and three letters of reference to Dr. Michael Herb, with Part-time Instructor Search in the subject line, at mherb@gsu.edu. Applications also may be sent by mail to Dr. Michael Herb, Part-time Instructor, Department of Political Science, Georgia State University, P.O. Box 3965, Atlanta, GA 30302.