Assistant Professor – American Government



Job description

Omaha, NE

The University of Nebraska at Omaha seeks applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Political Science. The anticipated start date is August 2021. A completed PhD is preferred, but ABD candidates will be considered. Candidates seeking to fill the position should have interests in and a demonstrated capacity to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in American political institutions. We welcome applications from candidates with a specialization in race and ethnicity. A willingness to teach online courses is also required. The position offers a teaching load of three courses per semester and a nine-month contract with the possibility to teach in the summer, contingent upon resources. Our new colleague will be expected to build a record of excellence in teaching, research, and service as required for tenure and promotion. We will begin reviewing applications on November 10, 2020. Applications will be reviewed as they arrive and will be accepted until the position is filled.

Additional Information about UNO and Omaha:

UNO is a vibrant, metropolitan university in the state’s largest city with an enrollment of approximately 15,000 students. In recent decades the campus developed as a more traditional residential university supported by several new and beautifully appointed residence halls. UNO is classified as a doctoral research university in the latest Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education and the Athletic program competes in NCAA division I. UNO also has the distinction of being one of the nation’s leaders in engagement and outreach with a 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation. The campus is located in the heart of Omaha, a cosmopolitan city of more than 600,000 (1.2 million including the large Omaha metro area), which is known for its excellent public school system and strong economic base. The city is home to a number of racially, ethnically, and culturally diverse groups, and is characterized by myriad places to eat, live, and shop. For more information about how UNO lives its metropolitan mission, please visit:—may-20201.pdf.

How to apply

To apply, please visit and submit the following documents:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. An article length writing sample
  4. A teaching statement
  5. Statement on equity, diversity, and inclusion
  6. The names and e-mail addresses of three references

Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Jody Neathery-Castro, Chair, Department of Political Science: [email protected]

The Administration of UNO is dedicated to student-centered leadership and proud to work with distinguished faculty drawn from the nation's leading graduate institutions. Our mission is centered on a devotion to our students and connecting them—through curriculum—with the Omaha metro area we call home. As such, the administrators at the University of Nebraska Omaha take special care developing and coordinating curricula, programs, services, financial aid, events, student affairs and other aspects of the UNO experience.