Assistant Professor of Political Science



Job description

Lake Charles, LA

McNeese State University invites qualified applicants and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor of Political Science in the Department of Social Sciences. This is a full-time, 9-month, unclassified, tenure-track position. The appointment begins August 2019.

Position Description and Responsibilities:
The Assistant Professor of Political Science will be responsible for functions related to teaching political sciences courses at the undergraduate level. The Assistant Professor of Political Science will work closely with the Department Head of Social Sciences and will have the following responsibilities:

· Teaching and advising undergraduate students in traditional and online settings.
· Conducting research in candidate’s area of expertise and disseminating results through scholarly publications.
· Providing service that may include participation at one or more of the following levels-department, college, university, community, or civic organization.
· Maintain involvement in appropriate professional organizations or associations.

Required: The applicant for this position must have a Ph.D. in Political Science. Likewise, the person hired should have experience teaching traditional and online political science courses. Furthermore, the successful candidate should be able to teach courses in the following subject matter areas: public policy, American institutionalist (with a focus on the executive or legislative branches), and American political behavior.


Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.

How to apply

Applicants should submit: Letter of Application; Vitae; References (name, phone number, and e-mail address of at least three); and Official/Unofficial Transcripts for the application process. Please submit the required documents to:

W. Steve Thompson, Ph.D.
Coordinator of CJUS, Department of Social Sciences
McNeese State University
Phone: (337) 562-4051
Fax: (337) 475-5973
TDD: (337) 562-4227
[email protected]

As a member of the University of Louisiana System and a selective admissions institution, McNeese offers programs through the department of general and basic studies and six academic colleges: Business, Education, Engineering and Engineering Technology, Liberal Arts, Nursing, and Science. McNeese’s student body is comprised of students from throughout Louisiana, the United States, and approximately 50 countries.