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Assistant Professor of Political Science (12-63)

Assistant Professor of Political Science



The Department of Political Science and Geography at Francis Marion University invites applications for a tenure track appointment in Comparative Politics at the rank of Assistant Professor.  Ph.D. strongly preferred, ABD considered.  The successful applicant will be expected to teach one section of Comparative Government each year and two sections of Introduction to Political Science each semester.  Other areas of expertise are open, with potential area foci in Western Europe, Latin America, or Africa.  The ability to teach either political theory or research methods is considered a plus.  The teaching load is 4-3. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and university service. Professional development and summer research stipends are available on a competitive basis. 

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.

Required Materials: 1) Cover letter (referencing position number 12-63) describing teaching and research interests and experience; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) FMU faculty application; 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 7) copies of transcripts for all degrees.  (Official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate.) 

Send Application Packet to: Dr. David R. White, Chair, Department of Political Science and Geography, Francis Marion University, Post Office Box 100547, Florence, South Carolina 29502-0547.  Candidates interested in interviewing at the APSA annual meeting should email their CVs to Dr. White.  Review of complete applications will begin in September and continue until the position is filled. The position begins August, 2013 

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Minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply.



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Last Published: August 9, 2012 8:25 AM
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