1+ months

Post-Doctoral Scholar in Political Science

Lexington, KY 40507
Posting Details

Job Title Post-Doctoral Scholar in Political Science
Requisition Number FE03047
Working Title
Department Name 8E110:Political Science
Work Location Lexington, KY
Type of Position Temporary
Position Time Status Full-Time
Tenure Track Status Non-Tenure Track
Required Education
Ph.D. in Political Science as of August 2022.
Required Related Experience
Required License/Registration/Certification
Job Summary
The Department of Political Science at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY, invites applications for a teaching post-doc position focused on American Political Institutions with a particular interest in law and courts. We are particularly interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and inclusion mission of the department. This position will begin August 1, 2022. Applicants are expected to teach a 2/3 load and design at least one new course in the area of Legal Studies.

Applicants should show strong potential to provide effective undergraduate teaching and have a Ph.D. in Political Science in hand by August 2022.

Applicants should submit the following: 1) curriculum vitae, 2) letter stating the candidate’s research and teaching interests (uploaded as Cover Letter), 3) copy of transcript for highest degree earned, 4) evidence of teaching experience, particularly syllabi from courses taught (uploaded as specific request 1). Provide the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the academic profile. This information will be used to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

Questions about this position should be addressed to Dr. Clayton Thyne, Chair, Department of Political Science, University of Kentucky (clayton.thyne@uky.edu).
The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, African Americans, and all minorities.

The University of Kentucky considers the health, safety and well-being of our entire community to be a top priority. In alignment with this priority, all new hires must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. For areas that fall under the federal CMS mandate, start of employment cannot occur until two weeks after receiving the full COVID-19 vaccination series or upon obtaining an approved exemption. Only vaccines approved by the World Health Organization can be accepted.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Strong potential to provide effective undergraduate teaching
Deadline to Apply
Open Until Filled Yes
University Community of Inclusion
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.


Posted: 2022-05-31 Expires: 2022-09-04

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University of Kentucky
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