Assistant Professor of Political Science, Continuing-Track

Elon, North Carolina, United States

Job description

The Department of Political Science & Policy Studies at Elon University invites applications for a continuing track position at the Assistant Professor level beginning in August 2018.

Candidates must hold a PhD in Political Science or a very similar field by August 2018. A successful candidate will teach introductory and capstone courses in American Government, courses in bureaucracy, parties, interest groups and courses in environmental politics and policy.

Candidates should demonstrate commitment to teaching in a liberal arts environment, potential to teach interdisciplinary courses in Elon’s Core Curriculum, ability to supervise undergraduate research in independent studies and senior seminars, and an active scholarship agenda.

Elon is a dynamic private, co-educational, comprehensive institution that is a national model for actively engaging faculty and students in teaching and learning. To learn more about Elon, please visit us at

How to apply

Complete applications, including a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a writing sample, unofficial transcripts, and three letters of recommendation should be sent as one pdf file to If preferred the three necessary letters of recommendation can be sent separately to the same e-mail address. Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications must be received by October 1, 2017 to be assured of consideration.

Elon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and welcomes all applicants.

Elon University is a selective, independent university renowned as a national model for engaged learning, along with excellence in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs. Elon's beautiful and historic campus in central North Carolina is designated as a botanical garden.