Assistant Professor-Race and Ethnicity Politics, University of North Texas

The Department of Political Science at the University of North Texas invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning fall 2016 in American Politics or Comparative Politics, with a desired specialization in the field of race and ethnicity politics. Specifically, we envision hiring a scholar who studies such topics as racial and ethnic politics, immigration, refugees, and/or ethnic conflicts from either an American or comparative perspective.

All applicants must meet the following criteria: (1) A Ph.D. in Political Science
(highly qualified ABD candidates will be considered), (2) evidence that demonstrates a potential for excellence in research, teaching, and service will be required of the selected candidate. Preference will be given to candidates with strong methods skills and who are likely to publish in top-tier journals, seek external funding, and who show a willingness to work with other faculty and graduate students.

The faculty member will be expected to teach upper-level undergraduate courses, and graduate courses in race and ethnic politics that will contribute to the UNT program in Latino/a and Mexican-American Studies program, and will contribute to university-wide efforts to become a Hispanic-Serving Institution. Additionally, the faculty member will be expected to teach core undergraduate American politics courses (as is required of all faculty irrespective of subfield). The faculty member will continue a record of robust scholarly research, direct graduate research, and provide service to the department, college, and university. The typical teaching load is 2/2.

The Department of Political Science at UNT is a highly productive department with
24 faculty members who are committed to excellence in both teaching and research. It offers BA, MA/MS, and PhD degrees. Faculty in the department edit the American Political Science Review, and have previously edited International Studies Quarterly and Journal of Political Science Education. The department is also home to the Castleberry Peace Institute. The Department’s web site can be found at:

With 36,000 students, UNT is the nation’s 26th largest public university. As the largest, most comprehensive university in Dallas-Fort Worth, UNT drives the North Texas region. UNT offers 97 bachelor’s, 82 master’s, and 35 doctoral degree programs, many nationally and internationally recognized. UNT’s ultimate mission is to give a “green light to greatness” by helping its students, region, state, and nation excel. UNT is a public research university deeply committed to advancing educational excellence and preparing students to become thoughtful, engaged citizens of the world.

Applicants must submit: (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a narrative
describing scholarly research, (4) a writing sample, (5) evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., peer reviews, evaluations), (6) a copy of transcripts, and (7) the names and contact information of five references via UNT’s Faculty Jobs portal at

Direct inquires to Dr. Val Martinez, search committee chair (

Review of applications begins October 2, 2015, and will continue weekly until the
search is closed. To ensure full consideration, applicants are encouraged to submit their applications and all supporting materials as close as possible to the review date. UNT is an AA/ADA/EOE.