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Now open: Tenure track, assistant professor position in Public Law to begin Fall 2020

The Department of Political Science at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville invites applications for a tenure track, assistant professor position in Public Law to begin Fall 2020. Area of specialization in Public Law and field within Political Science are open. We are particularly interested in applicants who use rigorous analytical approaches to address substantively important questions including but not limited to issues of race, gender, and/or inequality in the law or legal processes. The successful candidate must have strong research skills and a theoretically oriented research agenda that will lead to publication in peer-reviewed outlets (journals and/or books). Preference will be shown for applicants with teaching and research interests that complement existing departmental interests and strengths, have a capacity for attracting extramural funding, demonstrate evidence of or potential for college/university teaching excellence, and exhibit a commitment to diversity and inclusion. The position is a 9-month, tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is the state’s flagship research institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and a premier graduate institution. As a land-grant university, it is committed to excellence in learning, scholarship, and engagement with society. More information about the Department is available at:

All the requirements for a Ph.D. in political science, public policy, or related field must be finished at the time of appointment. Applicants should send a cover letter explaining their research and teaching experience, a current CV, graduate transcripts, a sample of scholarly writing, and teaching evaluations (if available). All applicants should request letters from three references to be directly uploaded via Interfolio. Please submit application material in digital format via Interfolio at  Review of applications begins October 15, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. For questions or inquiries, contact Professor Jana Morgan at

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status.

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