Assistant Professor of Political Science
Louisiana Tech University
United States

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Assistant Professor of Political Science

POSITION: Assistant Professor of Political Science. Tenure track, nine-month position. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Starting date: September 1, 2024. 


QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Political Science (or related field) by September 1, 2024.


RESPONSIBILITIES: We welcome applicants whose research and teaching focuses on comparative politics, specifically the use of misinformation/disinformation by state/non-state actors; digital media, communications, and emerging technologies in a comparative context; comparative political communications; and/or information warfare. The successful candidate will join a vibrant academic unit that prioritizes interdisciplinary teaching and research collaboration between the humanities and social sciences.  The candidate will have the opportunity to teach courses in her/his areas of specialization and interest within either Comparative Politics or International Relations, as well as research methods. In addition, the ability to contribute to a new interdisciplinary graduate program focusing on media studies and technology is highly desired. The normal teaching load is three courses per quarter. A strong commitment to exemplary teaching at the undergraduate level, scholarship/research activity, and good interpersonal and collegial skills are expected. 


THE UNIVERSITY: Louisiana Tech is a selective admissions university and offers a broad range of fully accredited undergraduate degrees in a variety of majors and doctoral programs in areas of specified expertise. The School of History and Social Sciences offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science, History, and Sociology, as well as minors in Geography and Philosophy. The campus is located in Ruston, Louisiana, 70 miles east of Shreveport and 30 miles west of Monroe on Interstate 20. The geographical location of Ruston makes it an important trade and medical center for an area of over 100,000 people. 


APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Attach a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, official copies of ALL transcripts, and three RECENT letters of recommendation to application.


QUESTIONS: Please contact Jeremy J. Mhire, Interim Associate Dean and Director, School of History and Social Sciences


Louisiana Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Employer and places a high priority on the creation of an environment supportive of ethnic minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities.



Posting Close Date: This position will remain open until filled.


Please Note:  Applications must be completed by 11:59 p.m. on the Job Closing Date to ensure consideration.



Note to Applicant:


Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications in their cover letter. The search committee will use this information during the initial review of application materials.


References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.


This position may require a criminal background check to be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.


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