The Office of Academic Affairs
Political Science and International Affairs
Position Title:
Assistant Professor Urban Affairs/African American Politics
Position  Qualifications/ Responsibilities:

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is accepting applications for a nine-month tenure-track Assistant Professor of Political Science faculty position in the Department of Political Science and International Affairs. An earned Ph.D. in Political Science or a closely related field is required. An outstanding A.B.D. may be considered if the candidate can provide evidence of scholarship and experience in teaching at the university level. Completion of the Ph.D. is, however, expected at the time of appointment. The successful applicant should have solid training in American Politics with a specialization in Urban Politics and/or African-American Politics. In addition, an ability to contribute to course offerings in American Political Institutions or Lobbying and Advocacy would be welcomed. A commitment to excellence in teaching, complemented by strong scholarship and engagement is expected of all faculty members in KSU’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Other professional responsibilities include participating in the assessment of student learning and course/program effectiveness, and supporting the mission of the College by engaging in appropriate service activities. The successful candidate will have opportunities to teach in one of the Department’s three graduate programs.

Kennesaw State University is a growing and progressive university in Georgia’s public system of higher education. KSU currently enrolls more than 24,000 traditional and nontraditional baccalaureate, masters and doctoral students. The university is located on an attractive campus in the thriving metropolitan Atlanta area with its rich array of museums, theaters, libraries, colleges and universities, and other resources.

Kennesaw State University has a strong commitment to hiring a diverse faculty and encourages applications from minority and underrepresented groups. The Department wishes to reinforce this and to provide an inclusive learning environment to prepare students for personal and professional success in an increasingly multicultural and global society. Candidates are therefore encouraged to address in their application how they can contribute to the diversity of the community.

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Application Procedure:

.To guarantee consideration, application materials must be postmarked by March 15, 2012.  Candidates should send a letter of interest addressing the applicant’s position qualifications; teaching philosophy; scholarship activities; current curriculum vita; names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of at least three references, and official transcripts to Dr. Robert W. Smith, (rsmit279@kennesaw.eduu) Chair,Department of Political Science and International Affairs, Kennesaw State University, 1000 Chastain Road, Social Science Bldg # 22, MD 2205 Kennesaw, Georgia 30144.

Date Position Available:
August 2012
Policy Statement:
Kennesaw State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educator. Georgia is an Open Record State. AA/EOE.
Questions About Position Opening:

For questions about this position opening, contact Dr. Jeff Dewitt, Search Committee Chair,


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