Assistant Professor of Political Science

Francis Marion University
  • Location
    Florence, South Carolina
  • Sector
    Education
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Oct 05

Position description

The Department of Political Science and Geography at Francis Marion University invites applications for a tenure track appointment, at the rank of Assistant Professor of Political Science, who can teach courses in public law, judicial politics, and criminal justice (the latter a program shared with the Department of Sociology.) Ph.D. in political science is preferred, ABD considered. The successful applicant will teach courses related to the candidate’s area of expertise, Intro to U.S. Government, and Intro to Criminal Justice. The teaching load is 3-4. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and university service. 

Generous professional development and summer research stipends are available on a competitive basis for tenure and tenure track faculty.

Francis Marion University is a state-supported regional university with a strong emphasis on the liberal arts. Located in Florence, SC, a growing city with a vibrant arts culture, FMU is within easy driving distance of the state capital, Columbia, the resorts of Myrtle Beach, and other areas of interest, including Charleston, Savannah, and Charlotte.

Start Date: August 2021 

Required Materials

  1. Cover letter (referencing position number 21-03) describing teaching and research interests and experience;
  2. Curriculum vitae;
  3. Copies of transcripts for all degrees. (Successful candidate will need official transcripts); 
  4. Three recent letters of recommendation;
  5. An article-length research sample;
  6. Copies of course evaluations for which the applicant was the instructor of record, and one course syllabus relevant to this position; and
  7. FMU faculty application.

Application instructions

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