Assistant Professor of Political Science

University of Southern Maine
  • Location
    Portland, Maine
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Sep 19

Position description

The Political Science Program of the History and Political Science Department invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor of Political Science, from the International Relations subfield to begin Fall, 2018. Candidates will be able to teach Introduction to International Relations and a variety of upper level courses in International Relations (such as U.S. Foreign Policy, Issues Before the United Nations, non-EU regional politics, International Human Rights). The candidate will direct the Model United Nations program that brings over 550 middle and high school students and teachers to campus every spring semester from around the state of Maine to spend three days participating in a simulated United Nations experience.

The ideal candidate should have a passion for teaching, an active research agenda, and a commitment to service to the department, college, university and community. 

The University community is committed to building a culturally diverse team of leaders, faculty and staff.  We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates.

The University of Southern Maine (USM) is Maine’s Metropolitan University, dedicated to providing students with a high-quality, accessible, affordable education.  USM’s strategic focus is in alignment with the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities and we are seeking to become a Carnegie Engaged University by the year 2020.  USM offers Baccalaureate, Master's, and Doctoral programs, providing students with rich learning and community engagement opportunities in the arts, humanities, politics, health sciences, business, mass communications, science, engineering, and technology.  Further information on USM can be found at     

USM’s three environmentally friendly campuses are unique, yet all share the extensive resources of the university — and all are energized through strong community partnerships.  Offering easy access to Boston, plus the ocean, mountains and forests of coastal, inland and northern Maine, USM is at the heart of Maine's most exciting metropolitan region:

  • Our Portland campus is located in "one of America’s most livable cities," according to Forbes magazine, which also ranks Portland among the top 10 for job prospects.  A creative and diverse community on Maine’s scenic coast, Portland is nationally known as a culinary hot spot!
  • USM’s beautiful residential Gorham campus  supports and celebrates excellence in academics, athletics, music and the arts and is home to ten Living Learning Communities and six Residential Communities.
  • Our Lewiston campus is home to USM’s innovative and richly diverse Lewiston-Auburn College. This Central Maine campus integrates classroom, community and workplace, and provides a small college experience with the resources of a large university.



Ph.D. in Political Science or related subfield at the time of appointment and a record of teaching, scholarship, and service commensurate with the appointment rank.

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