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Assistant Professor, Public Administration & Public Policy

Closes: Open Until Filled College of Liberal Arts & SciencesDepartment of Political Science

The Department of Political Science at Eastern Illinois University invites applicants for a tenure track Assistant Professor in the field of Public Administration and Public Policy, beginning August 16, 2023. Candidates must have a doctorate or Ph.D. in Political Science, Public Administration, Public Affairs, or Public Policy. Candidates with ABD status and evidence of substantial progress toward degree completion will be considered.

Successful candidates will teach introductory and upper-division face-to-face undergraduate courses and online graduate courses. Teaching responsibilities include introduction to public policy, applied graduate research methods, city and urban governance, and public and nonprofit budgeting, along with advising and mentoring. We are also interested in candidates who can teach diversity in governance, law, or LatinX politics. Workloads are determined by the collective bargaining agreement. The university requires and provides training for teaching online courses. Candidates must demonstrate commitment to teaching excellence, with a dedication to mentoring, applied learning, diversity, and promoting inclusive excellence.

Candidates must demonstrate an active research agenda, an interest in student research engagement, and a commitment to service.

To apply, submit a letter of application, CV, unofficial graduate transcripts, a 1-page statement of teaching philosophy, and names and contact information for three professional references to Interfolio at this link:

Application review begins October 24 and continues until the position is filled.

The Department of Political Science at Eastern Illinois University offers undergraduate majors in Political Science, International Studies, and Civic and Nonprofit Leadership, an M.A. in Political Science, and an online M.A. in Political Science with a Public Administration/Public Policy option. Learn more about the department at Questions about the search may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Ryan Burge at

Eastern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer - minority/female/disability/veteran - committed to achieving a diverse community.

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