Assistant Professor of Political Science

University of Washington Department of Political Science

Assistant Professor of Political Science, Politics of Race and Ethnicity

Position Overview

Organization: Political Science

Title: Assistant Professor of Political Science, Politics of Race and Ethnicity

Position Details

Position Description

The Department of Political Science at the University of Washington invites applications for a full-time (100%) tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Politics of Race and Ethnicity, starting September 2022. The search is open with respect to subfield and methodology.  The successful candidate will teach introductory and upper-level undergraduate courses with capacity for large enrollments of diverse students as well as graduate seminars. The successful candidate will be expected to support the unit’s commitment to working with diverse student and community populations. Tenure track faculty engage in teaching, research and service and have an annual service period of nine months (Sept 16-June 15). 


Applicants should demonstrate a record of teaching and research relative to the politics of race and ethnicity. Candidates should have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. in Political Science or a related field (or foreign equivalent) by the appointment start date, although applicants at the ABD level will also be considered.


Applications should include a cover letter, current CV, writing sample, research statement, teaching statement, diversity statement and three letters of recommendation.  The research statement should describe the applicant’s substantive research interests. The teaching statement should describe the applicant’s teaching philosophy, list undergraduate and graduate level teaching interests, and provide evidence of teaching effectiveness, if applicant has prior teaching experience. The diversity statement should describe the applicant’s record of engagement with issues around diversity and equity, and how their scholarship and teaching support diverse communities.

Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2021. Questions about this position can be directed to

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University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All
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religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information,
gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

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