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Assistant Professor of Political Science

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Position Title Assistant Professor of Political Science

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Department Political Science

Position Details

Position Description

The Department of Political Science at Rice University, located in Houston, Texas, invites applications for a tenure-track position in comparative politics to begin July 1, 2018. The appointment will be made at the rank of assistant professor. Regional specialization is open. Assistant professors are expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses and perform research in their specialized area. Therefore, successful candidates will have a promising research agenda and strong analytical and empirical skills as well as aspire to the highest standards of scholarship, professional activity, and commitment to graduate and undergraduate education. We are especially interested in candidates whose research interests and expertise lie in the area of political behavior, legislative institutions, and/or representation.

The application deadline is September 15, 2017. A complete application must include (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) graduate school transcripts, (4) two writing samples, and (5) three letters of recommendation (applicants must provide contact information for three references who will be contacted automatically for letters of recommendation).

Equal Opportunity Employer – Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Education Required PhD or other Doctoral Degree
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Candidates must currently have a Ph.D. or complete the Ph.D. by November 1, 2018.

Education Preferred
Other Required Qualifications
Other Qualifications Preferred
Physical Demands

Requisition Details

Requisition Details

Requisition Number F18000
Open Date 07/07/2017
Close Date 09/30/2017
Open Until Filled No
Best Consideration Date 09/15/2017
Desired Start Date 07/01/2018
Position Status Full-Time: 9 months
Benefits Eligible Yes
Special Instructions

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Transcripts
  4. Writing Sample
  5. Writing Sample 2
Optional Documents
  1. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  2. Research Statement
  3. Other Document

Supplemental Questions

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