Assistant Professor of Political Science


Position Title

Assistant Professor of Political Science


Political Science and the Public Policy Institute


Full Time/Exempt

Position Summary

The Department of Political Science and the Public Policy Institute at Jacksonville University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in the subfield of International Relations and Comparative Politics, beginning January 2022.  The area of specialization is open. However, applicants must have a strong background in quantitative methods to teach courses at the graduate level in the Master in Public Policy program. The ability to offer additional classes in race and ethnic politics or gender and politics is desired.

Work Conditions

  • Primarily indoors except when traveling between campus buildings
  • Some off-campus travel may be required
  • Work is performed under minimum supervision and requires incumbent to exercise independence and discretion

Physical Requirements

  • Manual dexterity to efficiently operate a computer keyboard and scientific equipment
  • Near vision sufficient to read written communications and computer display screens
  • Adequate hearing to communicate effectively in person and by phone

Prerequisites Required for Position

Minimum Education Requirement

  • Qualified candidates will have a Ph.D. in Political Science in hand by the start date. 

Preferred Qualifications

Successful candidates will have a strong commitment to teaching in the liberal arts with an active research agenda. The teaching load at Jacksonville University is eight courses per year, including the graduate-level course. 

Important Note

This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required for this position. The University reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs.

All Jacksonville University employees who work on campus must be vaccinated for COVID-19. Documentation will be requested during onboarding. Our full vaccination policy is available online.

To Apply

All applications must include a cover letter, CV, copy of transcripts for all degrees earned, a statement regarding teaching philosophy, evidence of effective teaching (syllabus and course evaluations), and three letters of recommendation. Applications, letters of recommendation, and questions regarding the open position can be sent to Dr. Michael Pomante (  

The review of applications will begin on September 7, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. 


Jacksonville University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, believes students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. We seek candidates who are committed to Jacksonville University’s efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we actively welcome applications from members of groups who are historically underrepresented in higher education. 

Jacksonville University is a comprehensive, liberal arts college located in Jacksonville, FL on a beautiful tree-lined campus on the St. Johns River.  The city of Jacksonville is a diverse metropolitan community with a thriving economic and cultural scene. Jacksonville International Airport provides easy access to US and international destinations. The College emphasizes innovative and quality teaching in small classes, and ranks in the annual rankings of “America’s Best Colleges,” released by U.S. News & World Report.  Please visit our website at