Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor (Emory University)

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Job title: Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor (Emory University)
Hiring institution: Emory University
Location: Atlanta, Georgia | United States
Application deadline: 03/17/2023


The Department of Political Science at Emory University invites applications for a full-time position as Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor on the teaching track to start Fall 2023. We seek candidates who have a strong commitment to pedagogy and an interest in teaching at all levels of our undergraduate program. The department supports majors in Political Science, International Studies, and joint majors in Public Policy and Analysis, Math and Political Science, and Quantitative Social Science, as well as minors in Political Science and Public Policy and Analysis.

Assistant and Associate Teaching Professors are faculty with full standing in the Emory College of Arts & Sciences, and they will contribute vitally to scholarly life within the Department of Political Science, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the university more broadly.

Assistant Teaching Professors are initially appointed for a period of three years with the possibilities for renewals and promotions within the teaching track—with those promotions involving the ranks of Associate Teaching Professor and Professor of Teaching. Candidates with at least six continuous years of full-time teaching or a commensurate background in program administration will be considered for appointment as Associate Professor of Teaching.

For more information about the professional career paths of the teaching track, check here: (

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The position includes teaching five courses each year at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum, and benefits are competitive. The teaching load may be partially offset by other responsibilities that affect teaching (e.g., directing undergraduate programs, directing centers or programs, or directing externally-funded initiatives).


The candidate should have completed the Ph.D. in Political Science or a related field by September 2023. The successful candidate must demonstrate excellence or the promise of excellence in teaching and a commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student body. Specialization and subfield are open, but we are particularly interested in candidates with a demonstrated interest or experience in teaching in one or more of the following areas: law/judicial politics, political economy, political institutions, political behavior, political violence/human rights, public policy/public policy analysis, and undergraduate research methods/data analysis. We welcome a broad range of perspectives and methods.

Application instructions

Candidates should submit or arrange to have submitted on their behalf: 1) a cover letter discussing teaching and research interests and experience,  2) a Curriculum Vitae, 3) three letters of recommendation, 4) a brief statement describing the applicant’s experience and vision regarding the teaching and mentorship of students of diverse backgrounds, 5) unofficial graduate transcript, 6) teaching portfolio including a teaching statement, sample syllabi, a proposed list of courses you would be interested in teaching, and any additional information related to professional development, pedagogical scholarship or evidence of teaching effectiveness that speaks to your commitment to teaching and mentoring of undergraduates; and 7) one writing sample (e.g., conference paper, article-length paper, or book chapter).

Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply by February 15, 2023.  Applications received by March 17, 2023, will be given full consideration. All applicants must apply by utilizing the Interfolio Faculty Search application available at this link:

For questions about the position, please contact Professor Hubert Tworzecki at:

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.

Emory University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Georgia State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action.  Emory University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in use of facilities without such discrimination. The University also complies with all applicable federal and Georgia statutes and regulations prohibiting unlawful discrimination. All members of the student body, faculty, and staff are expected to assist in making this policy valid in fact. Any inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Office of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Bldg., Suite 305, Atlanta, GA 30322. Telephone 404/727-9867 (V) 404/712-2049 (TDD).

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