Assistant/Associate Professor of Political Science, Tenure Track

Anderson University seeks a founding faculty member for its recently approved BA program in Political Science. The successful candidate will have a record of effective teaching and advising experience and a commitment to recruiting students and developing a Political Science curriculum. Field of specialization is open, but the position entails teaching a variety of introductory and upper-division courses in American Politics.  A Ph.D. in Political Science is required. Rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Date of Appointment: August, 2018

Anderson University is a selective, student-centered Christian university providing a challenging education grounded in the liberal arts, enhanced by professional and graduate programs and a co-curricular focus on the development of character, servant leadership, and cultural engagement. Our faculty strive to provide students with the knowledge to discover, build, serve, create, succeed, and innovate. Affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention, we seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber, active in the scholarship of teaching, discovery, application, and integration of faith. 

In addition to being named as one of the best Southeastern Colleges by the Princeton Review, Anderson University was also recognized as a Top Tier Regional University by U.S. News & World Report, who also ranked AU the seventh “Most Innovative School” among Regional Universities in the South. AU is a two-time recipient of Apple's Distinguished School recognition, one of just a handful of universities in the world to achieve this. We are located in South Carolina’s Upstate region, a growing and thriving community with award-winning public schools with convenient access to major cities and year-round outdoor recreation.

Review Date: Review of applications begins on January 16 and will continue until the position is filled.

Your application should include a letter specifically addressing how your abilities and experiences might contribute to teaching undergraduates consistent with Anderson University’s unique Christian mission ( Include a teaching statement that highlights your philosophy, goals, accomplishments, and future plans. In addition, include a curriculum vitae, official transcripts, letters from three references, and an Anderson University faculty application. Electronic (PDF or Word) copies of all application materials are required and can be sent to  (Please reference Political Science Search in the e-mail subject line).

Political Science Search Committee
Ms. Annie Brink
Administrative Assistant
College of Arts and Sciences
Anderson University, Anderson, SC


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