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Alfred University Assistant Professor, Tenure Track: Political Science and Government in Alfred, New York

The Division of Social Sciences in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Alfred University invites applications for a tenure-track position in political science at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2023.

We are seeking someone to teach standard introductory-level and upper-division courses on topics that will interest a broad range of students. Along with courses in their area(s) of interest, the successful candidate will regularly teach our introductory course in American politics and courses in judicial processes and constitutional law. We will give preference to applicants who can teach political theory, identity politics, and/or political institutions such as the presidency and bureaucracy. Candidates with a demonstrated interest in interdisciplinary programs such as Women’s and Gender Studies, Social Justice Studies, or Africana Studies are strongly encouraged to apply. We require applicants to have a Ph.D. in political science prior to appointment.

The Division of Social Sciences, which includes political science, sociology, criminal justice studies, and anthropology, is particularly interested in developing interdisciplinary collaborative courses, innovative technologies, and experiential learning. The successful candidate will teach three courses (four credit hours each) per semester. Additional teaching opportunities in the summer and winter breaks are available.

One of the first co-educational institutions in the United States, Alfred University is a top-­ranked, small, comprehensive university committed to teaching and research and devoted to pursuing technical expertise, artistic creativity, and humanistic learning. Located in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains in western New York State, Alfred University has around 1800 full and part-time undergraduate and graduate students and 150 full­time faculty. In 2003, the University was awarded a Phi Beta Kappa chapter.

To apply submit the following materials:

  • letter of interest

  • curriculum vitae

  • graduate transcripts

  • Candidates should also have three references send their confidential letters of recommendation to

    We will begin reviewing a pplications on September 15th and continue until the position is filled . Application materials should highlight the candidate's experience in or plans for promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching, research, and service.

Alfred University actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee, student or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, military or veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction status, political affiliation or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Protected veterans, minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

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