Search for University Jobs in Social Sciences

Job ID: 168898

Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics
University of Kentucky

Date Posted Oct. 5, 2021
Title Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics
University University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY, United States
Department 8E110:Political Science
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date August 2022
  • Assistant Professor
  • Political Science - Comparative
    Political Science - General

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 or Dr. Tiffany Barnes at

Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

Contact Information

Please see the job description for contact details
pertaining to this university job announcement.


Refer this job to a friend or colleague!

New Search | Previous

RSS for the latest higher education jobs
Atom for the latest higher education jobs
Need a Sabbatical Home?