Overview

The Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice at the University of South Alabama invites applications for a full-time (9 month), tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Public Administration to begin August 15, 2019. An earned Ph.D. in Political Science, Public Administration, or Public Policy is required at the time of appointment. ABDs currently near the completion of the degree are welcome to apply.

The Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice is recognized for its research active faculty, award-winning teaching, and for its collegiality. The Department offers the Master of Public Administration degree at the graduate level, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. Our growing and dynamic graduate program currently offers two concentrations: Health Administration and Geographic Information Technology, with anticipated development of new concentrations in the future. More information regarding the MPA program can be found here: https://www.southalabama.edu/colleges/artsandsci/pscj/mpa.html

Applicants must have teaching and research interests in the area of Public Administration or Political Science and must show a history or willingness to publish in public administration or public policy outlets. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses principally in the MPA program, as well as offer undergraduate courses. In addition to research and teaching, the successful candidate will be expected to advise a diverse student body, including many students of color and first-generation students, and to contribute appropriate service. Our Department is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and highly encourages female, minority, and candidates from other historically underrepresented groups to apply.

Prospective candidates may be asked to participate first in a digital interview. Candidates selected for a digital interview will need to arrange for the submission of their official transcripts from all institutions of higher learning from which a degree was earned as well as to arrange for the submission of three signed professional letters of reference. Letters of reference must include addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of the letter writers. Candidates selected for an on-campus interview will also need to complete a biographical data form: https://www.southalabama.edu/departments/eforms/academicaffairs/biographicaldataform.pdf

Consideration of applications will continue until the position is filled.

To apply, please send a letter of application; curriculum vitae; unofficial transcripts; and if ABD or recent PhD, a writing sample to Dr. Thomas Shaw, Chair of Search Committee and MPA Director; at either Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice; The University of South Alabama; 5991 USA Dr N; HUMB 226; Mobile, AL 36688-0002 or tshaw@southalabama.edu. Informal inquiries regarding the position should be sent to the Search Chair at tshaw@southalabama.edu.

The University of South Alabama is an EO/AA employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression), religion, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression), religion, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.