The Department of Political Science at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in Comparative Politics beginning in fall 2022. The department is interested in candidates with strong quantitative/methodological skills who demonstrate clear potential to conduct high-quality research and to attract extramural funds. We are interested in candidates whose research contributes to our understanding of a range of political phenomena including, but not limited to, the representation/exclusion of politically marginalized individuals, groups, or communities. Applicants should also show strong potential to provide effective graduate and undergraduate teaching. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Political Science by August 2022.
Applicants should submit the following: 1) a letter stating the candidate’s research and teaching interests, 2) curriculum vita, 3) two-three publications or writing samples (upload as Writing Sample), 4) research statement (upload as Specific Request 1), 5) if possible, evidence of teaching experience, particularly syllabi from courses taught (upload as Specific Request 2), and 6) statement on inclusivity (upload as Specific Request 3). As a department and university, we are strongly committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all. In one to two pages, applicants should reflect on their commitments, approaches, and insights related to inclusion, diversity, and equity. Also provide the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the academic profile. This information will be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system. Consideration of applicants will begin on October 22, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be sent to CP Search Co-chairs Dr. Emily Bacchus at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org@uky.edu or Dr. Tiffany Barnes at mailto:email@example.com@uky.edu.