Department of Social Sciences
Assistant Professor of Political Science
(Comparative Politics)

Job Details:
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville invites applications for a tenure track position as Assistant Professor of Political Science in Comparative Politics beginning Fall 2013.

A doctorate in political science, at the time of employment or by December 2013, is required. The position is open to regional expertise from any part of the world. Interest in non-governmental organizations and conflict resolution is an asset. Of equal value is an interest in interdisciplinary approaches to both teaching and research. Applicants must have a strong commitment to undergraduate education and present evidence of excellent teaching. A willingness to collaborate with both students and faculty, and to become involved in university service, is essential. It is expected that the candidate remain professionally active in the political science community, and a record of publication or conference attendance is a plus. We are primarily interested in hiring outstanding teachers who will be an asset to the department and the university.

The primary responsibility will be to teach undergraduate political science courses that also contribute to the international studies program. The typical teaching load is twelve credits per semester, with two or three preparations. Expected courses include Comparative Politics, Introduction to International Relations, Introduction to Politics, and other courses in the applicant┐s area of specialization. Applicants will also be expected to participate in scholarly activities, provide academic advising to students, and participate in department, college, and university service.


Effective Date of Employment:
August 22, 2013

Application Procedure:
Submit (1) a letter of application addressing all qualifications; (2) a current vitae; (3) a one page summary of your teaching philosophy; (4) graduate transcripts (unofficial are acceptable with official transcripts required of all finalists); (5) evidence of teaching effectiveness including teaching evaluations; (6) a writing sample; (7) three current letters of recommendation (at least two of which address teaching effectiveness); and (8) a separate statement describing a history of working with or demonstrated commitment to addressing issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and/or other issues of historic marginalization. A potential applicant who is NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System, click here to apply:

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Application Deadline:
Review of applications will begin on January 30, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

University of Wisconsin-Platteville:
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls about 8,000 students in primarily undergraduate programs leading to degrees in agriculture, the arts, business, communication, criminal justice, education, engineering, the humanities, industry, mathematics, and the sciences. The university is recognized as a cultural and educational center for the tri-state region of Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin.

Platteville is a friendly, progressive community of 10,000 set in the beautiful rolling landscape of Southwest Wisconsin. It offers an excellent school system, high quality municipal and medical facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and a vibrant business/industrial community. More information is available at

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, seeks to build a diverse faculty and staff and encourages applications from women and persons of color. The names of nominees and applicants who have not requested in writing that their identities be kept confidential, and of all finalists, will be released upon request. Employment will require a criminal background check.

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