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Visiting Assistant Professor

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Boulder, Colorado

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Job Summary

The Department of Political Science at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a two-year, Visiting Assistant Professor position in Quantitative Political Methodology. The successful candidate is expected to meet departmental instructional needs in teaching methodology and research design at the undergraduate levels. Some teaching in another substantive field will also be expected. Starting date for the position is August 15, 2019. The successful candidate will teach two courses per semester (four courses per year). Candidates must have a Ph.D. in political science or have the Ph.D. in hand by August 15, 2019. Candidates who do not have a Ph.D. but are ABD are welcome to apply.

Who We Are

We offer instruction and research in the art and science of politics. Our mission is to understand the political world and give our students the tools for a lifetime of inquiry and engagement. Our faculty and students address challenging questions about politics, government, and citizenship. In the process, we acquire practical skills that are useful to a wide range of careers. We pride ourselves in the diversity and rigor of our courses, taught by faculty with a passion for creating and disseminating knowledge. Students and faculty study six basic fields: American government and politics, comparative politics, public policy, political theory, international relations, and empirical methodology


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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Be Challenged. Be Successful. Be Boulder.

What You Will Need

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in political science or have the Ph.D. in hand by August 19, 2019. 

Candidates who do not have a Ph.D. but are ABD are welcome to apply. 

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

1. Cover Letter, which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications (LastName_FirstName_Cover.pdf).
2. Current Curriculum Vitae (LastName_FirstName_CV.pdf).
3. Names and email addresses of a minimum of three individuals who will submit written letters of reference (LastName_FirstName_References.pdf). These individuals will be contacted and asked to submit a letter of recommendation at a later time. This information will be kept confidential and viewable only by the search committee.
4. Evidence of research effectiveness - writing samples (i.e., publications, conference papers, and/or works in progress)  (LastName_FirstName_Research).
5. Statement of Teaching Effectiveness in methods at the undergraduate level (i.e., statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabus or syllabi, class or student evaluations, and/or other materials) (LastName_FirstName_Teaching).
6. A graduate transcript.

Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2019; applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

Applications received by April 1 will receive priority consideration, although we will continue screening applications until the position is filled.
Please, direct inquiries to Scott Adler at ( or by mail at Visiting Assistant Professor Search Committee, Department of Political Science, 333 UCB, Boulder, Colorado, 80309-0333.

Posting Contact Name: Scott Adler

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The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer