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  • Faculty (Full Professor), American or Comparative Politics
    Political Science
    University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

    Position Summary
    The Department of Political Science, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York seeks a Full Professor in American or Comparative Politics focusing on democratic processes and electoral phenomena.

    We welcome applicants whose specialties are related to the study of democratic processes, democratic transition, consolidation, and regression, and specifically to the study of phenomena associated with elections. Issues of election reform, electoral integrity, and violence are central to the functioning of democracy both in the US and abroad. While elections are a central pillar of democratic legitimacy and consolidation, they can also serve as targets for instability incited by groups intent on bringing about democratic backsliding. All applicants studying democratic processes in these and related research areas are invited to apply.

    This hire will be one of two new faculty members who study the topics noted above in the American or foreign/comparative contexts. The second hire will be at the Associate/Advanced Assistant Professor rank. Candidates that match the Department’s strength in quantitative methods of analysis and formal modeling are especially welcome. The candidates will be expected to contribute to the Department’s PhD program. Teaching will include political science courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Normal departmental, university and disciplinary service duties are expected. We encourage applications from Full Professors and Associate Professors with records appropriate for promotion. Salary and start-up will be competitive and commensurate with rank.

    The faculty in the Department of Political Science understand the value and importance of diversity. We are committed to providing an open, supportive, and inclusive environment for all of our students, faculty, and staff members, consistent with the University’s commitment to inclusive excellence. Women and underrepresented candidates are encouraged to apply.

    A letter of application and a vita must be submitted electronically at Applicants are encouraged to apply by October 31st to receive full consideration, although application review will begin immediately. Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Elena McLean by email at

    The Department of Political Science at UB is nationally recognized for its research in international relations, public law, and comparative and American politics. The department’s strengths lie in its national and international reputation for high quality research. In addition to its strong Ph.D. program, the department offers BA and MA degrees in both Political Science and Global Affairs.

    Outstanding Benefits Package
    Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

    About The University at Buffalo
    The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

    University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
    Minimum Qualifications
    PhD in Political Science or related field. Record of independent research and scholarship appropriate to rank.

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