Posted: Sep 15, 2022

Political Scientist (Assistant or Associate Professor)

Salary: Monthly
Application Deadline: Oct 31, 2022

The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin (“LBJ School”) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of Political Science –American Politics to begin in Fall of academic year 2023-24 (with an August 2023 start date). One of the nation’s top ten programs in public affairs, the LBJ School is seeking to strengthen its faculty in policy adoption and implementation. The LBJ School comprises more than 40 faculty members and approximately 300 graduate students, and offers multi-disciplinary curricula leading to the degrees of Master of Public Affairs, Master of Global Policy Studies, and Ph.D. in Public Policy.

The appointee will teach courses focused on either policy adoption or implementation from the perspective of Electoral and Legislative Processes, Bureaucratic Politics & Organization and Public Administration to Master’s and Doctoral students in Public Affairs and possible undergraduates. They will also teach political science-focused courses related to a field of public policy. The appointee’s research will have direct relevance to public policy. The appointee will conduct and publish scholarly research and seek grant opportunities in support of their research and/or teaching activities. The appointee will participate in faculty governance in the LBJ School.


A Ph.D. in Political Science or a related field with an emphasis in American Politics is required. ABD candidates will be considered if the doctoral degree will be complete by the time of employment. Experience in college teaching and evidence of scholarship or scholarly potential is preferred.

Application Instructions

Interested candidates can submit their cover letter, CV, statement of teaching, DEI statement, three letters of reference, and job market paper via Interfolio. Questions about the position can be directed to Taya Kitaysky at [email protected]  

The search committee will begin considering applications September 15th. The position will remain open until filled.

The LBJ School has robust graduate programs and is committed to a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is seeking candidates whose research, teaching, and service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity, inclusivity and excellence. Candidates who are currently or will potentially make outstanding contributions to the diversification of their scholarly fields and/or institutions of higher education are especially encouraged to apply.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.