Associate Professor-Tenure System

Department of Political Science
Michigan State University
East Lansing
United States
Application Deadline

The Department of Political Science seeks candidates for a 9-month academic year, tenure-system position in Comparative Politics. Rank is Assistant or Associate Professor. Position begins August 16, 2018. Special consideration will be given to those who specialize in African Politics, especially candidates who are able to make use of Afrobarometer data in their research. A successful candidate will have a strong record of scholarly publications and evidence of teaching ability. He/she will be expected to seek external funding for his/her research.

The closing date for applications is October 1, 2017, though later applications may be accepted if the search remains open. You must apply for this position via Michigan State University Career Page. Please access the Career page at, posting number 450476. Please submit your curriculum vitae, a cover letter, a research statement, samples of your written work, and evidence of teaching ability. Please also arrange for at least three reference letters to be submitted.

MSU is located in East Lansing, MI, with easy access to the state capital, Lake Michigan, and great school districts. The University is pro-active in exploring opportunities for employment for dual career couples, both inside and outside the University. Information about MSU’s dual career support can be found at

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.