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Assistant Professor of Political Science (14-01)


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, with the ability to teach public law and/or public administration. A Ph.D. in political science is strongly preferred. ABDs and J.D.s will be considered. The successful applicant will teach courses related to the candidate’s area of expertise, Introduction to Criminal Justice, and Introduction to U.S. Government. 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 14-01) 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. 


Review of complete applications will begin in mid-October and continue until the position is filled.


The position begins August 2014. 


Minorities and Women are strongly encouraged to apply.


Click here to download FMU application.


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