Job: Assistant Professor at University of South Carolina Aiken

Assistant Professor of Political Theory
Department of History, Political Science, and Philosophy
University of South Carolina Aiken
Deadline: November 15, 2017

We invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in political theory, beginning August 16, 2018. Candidate must demonstrate teaching excellence and research potential. Responsibilities include teaching ten to twelve credit hours a semester (typically two or three sections of American government and one or two upper level courses per semester), research and productive scholarship, and after the first year, student advisement, as well as service to the department, university, profession, and community.
Position requires a Ph.D. in Political Science in hand by August 16, 2018 and ability to teach introductory and upper level undergraduate courses in political theory and the introductory American Government course.
The University of South Carolina Aiken, a public comprehensive university in the University of South Carolina system, located just 20 minutes from Augusta, GA, offers undergraduate and master’s degrees to more than 3,500 students in 50 programs of study. USC Aiken is ranked the #1 public regional college in the South by U.S. News & World Report’s guide “America’s Best Colleges.” The 2017 distinction marks USC Aiken’s 19th consecutive ranking among the top three in this category and its 12th time in first place.
USC Aiken pumps $281 million into the local economy every year, and was listed among the 2016 Great Colleges to Work For. We boast students from 35 states and 32 countries. USC Aiken has eleven NCAA Division II Athletic programs. The City of Aiken is best noted as a cultural and horse community. Visit:
Please submit the following documents with your online application: curriculum vitae; letter of application with your teaching philosophy, and upload copies of your undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Send three letters of recommendation to:
Dr. Matthew Thornburg
Search Committee Chair
Department of History, Political Science, and Philosophy
USC Aiken
471 University Parkway
Aiken, SC 29801
Questions may be directed to Dr. Thornburg at, 803-641-3222. Additional materials may be sought from some candidates as the search progresses. Finalists will be required to submit official hard copy transcripts.
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