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Department of Political Science

Assistant Professor, Public Administration

The Department of Political Science at the University of South Carolina seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Public Administration to begin August 16, 2018. The position is open with regard to substantive specialization. We seek candidates with rigorous, theoretically-informed research agendas who have an established record of publishing in leading public administration and political science outlets. Successful candidates will be able to contribute to the department’s Master in Public Administration program, with the ability to teach core and elective classes in this program. Successful candidates will also be able to contribute to the department’s methods sequence in the undergraduate, MPA, and/or Ph.D. programs. A Ph.D. in Political Science, Public Administration, or a closely related field of study is required by the start date of appointment.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a writing sample, statements of research and teaching interests, graduate transcript, and three letters of recommendation. Applications received by November 6, 2017 are assured full consideration. All applicants must fill out an online application at USC Jobs:

The University of South Carolina-Columbia is classified as R1: Doctoral Universities – Highest research activity in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics. Please contact the search committee chair, Susan Miller (, with any questions. Information regarding the Department of Political Science can be found at the department’s website: