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Department of Political Science

American Politics Ad

The Department of Political Science at the University of South Carolina seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in American Politics to begin August 16, 2018. The position is open with regard to substantive specialization. We seek candidates with well-conceived, theoretically-informed research agendas who have published in or demonstrate the promise of publishing in leading outlets. Successful candidates will be able to teach substantive courses in American Politics and contribute to the department’s graduate and undergraduate programs in quantitative methods. A Ph.D. is required by the start date of appointment.


Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, 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, David Darmofal (, with any questions. Information regarding the Department of Political Science can be found at the department’s website: