Assistant Professor - Political Science

Medgar Evers College- The City University of New York (CUNY)
  • Location
    Brooklyn, New York
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
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  • Posted
    Jul 06

Position description

The Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) is situated in the School of Liberal Arts at Medgar Evers College of The City University of New York (CUNY) invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Political Science to begin in Fall 2018. Applicants with experience in teaching and/or research in American Government, International Relations, U.S. Foreign Policy, Politics of Developing Nations, and State and Local Government, and demonstrated interest in interdisciplinary research are especially encouraged to apply.

Named for the famed civil rights activist Medgar Wiley Evers, Medgar Evers College is a senior CUNY college, located in the vibrant Crown Heights section of Central Brooklyn. The College offers associate and baccalaureate degrees with an enrollment of about 6,700 students. About 2,400 of these students are in the School of Liberal Arts, and approximately 1,700 are in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences. The SBS Department is dedicated to promoting student success, one student at a time, and therefore seeks faculty who are creative in innovative educational strategies to mentor students to be well-rounded social science professionals. The position requires teaching, student advisement/mentoring, curricula and new degree program development, college service in committees, and department assignments, including administrative, supervisory, and other functions, as well as active research and scholarship. The successful applicant must demonstrate the ability to teach introductory and advanced History courses. The position also offers opportunities for interdisciplinary work and collaboration with faculty in the School of Liberal Arts, and other faculties.


Ph.D. in Political Science from an accredited university is preferred at the time of appointment. All candidates must have successful teaching experience at the college level, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and the ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

Candidates should have an earned doctorate in Political Science and a strong commitment to inclusive excellence and demonstrated experience working with diverse populations. The candidate should have a promising record of scholarship, teaching and community engagement, research and publication, as these are required for re-appointment for one academic year. Strong candidates will process the following skill sets:

  • Experience with developing Political Science curriculum with an emphasis in academic program design and implementation;

  • Have a proven rigorous, theoretically and methodologically innovative research agenda;

  • Knowledge and experience in developing students in relation to social justice, applying Political Science methods in real-world situations and careers and global citizenship;

  • A history of refereed publication in political science, social science or human rights literature;

  • Proven record of collaboration with a wide variety of faculty, departmental and college-wide planning and assessment initiatives;

  • Experience or strong interest in applying for private or publicly supported political science or public policy-focused grants;

  • Membership in professional Political Science organizations; and

  • Record of presenting research at national conferences.


CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

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