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Assistant Professor of Political Science

Job no: 524157
Work type: Faculty - Tenure Track
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Instruction, Political Science
Department:Arts & Sciences, College of

Department: CAS Political Science
Rank: Assistant Professor
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Application Deadline
September 15, 2019; position open until filled

Required Application Materials
Candidates are asked to apply online at by submitting the following materials by September 15, 2019:
• Application letter describing research and teaching interests, experience, and potential contributions to first-generation students, communities of color, and other underrepresented groups
• Curriculum vitae
• Academic transcripts from PhD program
• Three letters of recommendation
• A writing sample
• Syllabi and teaching evaluations, if available

Applications that do not include all content listed above may not be considered.

Position Announcement
The University of Oregon’s Department of Political Science invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in Political Science, to begin in fall 2020. We seek candidates specializing in U.S. political behavior or legislative politics (Congress, parties, political participation and elections, public opinion, interest groups and related specialties) who work primarily with quantitative methods, and who can contribute to mentoring and teaching of quantitative methods. We welcome candidates whose quantitatively-centered work draws additionally on other methods as well. The successful candidate is expected to conduct a rigorous research program as well as teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Department or Program Summary
Our faculty employ diverse theoretical and methodological approaches but share the pursuit of meaningful answers to big questions with real-world implications. The department features a strong pole of research and teaching about American politics, with particular strengths in institutions, American political development, and the politics of race, immigration, gender and sexuality. We particularly welcome applications from scholars who are from populations historically underrepresented in the academy, and/or who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.

Minimum Requirements
Ph.D. in Political Science or related field in hand by time of appointment

About the University
UO is committed to recruiting and retaining a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, and strongly encourage women faculty, faculty of color and faculty with disabilities to apply. We are especially interested in candidates who can support our work in mentoring, research, teaching, and outreach with women, first-generation students, communities of color, and other underrepresented groups. All applicants should include in their cover letter information about how they will contribute to this work.

The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities and holds the distinction of a “very high research activity” ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. UO enrolls more than 20,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries. In recent years, the university has increased the diversity of its student body while raising average GPAs and test scores for incoming students. UO’s beautiful, 295-acre campus features state-of-the art facilities in an arboretum-like setting. We are located in Eugene, a vibrant city of 157,000 with a wide range of cultural and culinary offerings, a pleasant climate, and a community engaged in environmental and social concerns. The campus is within easy driving distance of the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and Portland.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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