Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science


Position Title

Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science


Political Science - College of Arts and Sciences

Position Reports to

Director of School of Social Sciences & Education

Effective Date

August 1, 2024


Full Time/Exempt

About Jacksonville University

Jacksonville University is a comprehensive, liberal arts college located in Jacksonville, FL, a diverse metropolitan community with a thriving economic and cultural scene. The College of Arts and Sciences emphasizes innovative and quality teaching in small classes, and places in the annual rankings of “America’s Best Colleges,” released by U.S. News & World Report. Please visit our website at  

Job Summary

The Department of Political Science at Jacksonville University invites applications for a one year (two semester) position as a Visiting Assistant Professor in Political Science, beginning August 2024 and continue through the 2024-2025 academic year with the possibility of a renewal for a second year. Successful candidates must demonstrate a willingness and ability to teach core and elective courses in the Department’s major and two minor programs, which includes political science and public policy. The area of specialization is open, but candidates should demonstrate an ability to teach courses in one or a combination of the following areas: political economy, security studies, American politics, or regional concentrations, such as Asia. The teaching load at Jacksonville University is eight courses per year, or 24 credit hours per academic year. 

Supervisory Responsibilities



Applicants must have earned a PhD in Political Science by the start of Fall term 2024. The candidate must demonstrate a commitment and promise to teaching in the liberal arts, as well as an active research agenda. The candidate should also express a willingness to contribute to the growing Political Science program, which includes collaborations with Jacksonville University’s College of Law and the Public Policy Institute.

Diversity and Inclusion

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.

Physical Requirements

  • Manual dexterity to efficiently operate a computer keyboard and other business machines
  • Adequate hearing to communicate effectively in person and virtually
  • Near vision sufficient to read written communications and computer display screens
  • Stamina to teach up to 24 hours weekly

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.

To Apply

For the initial screening, the following application materials are required: (1) a letter of interest, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a statement regarding teaching philosophy, (4) evidence of effective teaching (syllabi and course evaluations), (5) contact information for three references (name, title, phone number, email), and (6) completed JU Faculty Application. Interested applicants may send their application materials, preferably as a PDF packet, to, with the subject line “Visiting Assistant Professor Search” by December 1, 2023. For full consideration, all applicant materials should be received no later than this date. For specific inquiries about the position, contact the Chair of the Political Science Search Committee, Dr. Jesse Hingson: