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Applicants should include the following application materials in PDF format: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a concise statement describing current and future plans for research, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, evidence of teaching excellence (if any), writing samples, graduate transcripts, and a statement of activities contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion in academia. Applications should also submit three letters of recommendation.


The University of Michigan’s Department of Political Science invites applications from outstanding candidates for a tenure track position for a scholar who combines advanced skills in Methods of Causal Inference, Big Data, Computational Social Science, and/or Field Experiments, with strong substantive interests and expertise in American political behavior, Race and Ethnic Politics, Campaigns and Elections, International Political Economy, and/or the Comparative Politics of Developing Countries.  

This position is at the assistant professor rank and is a university year appointment.  It is anticipated to begin September 1, 2023.  Promise of excellence in research and teaching is required.  

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.

Required Qualifications*

Candidates for this position must have completed their PhD by September 1, 2023.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

For full consideration, complete applications should be submitted by August 31, 2022.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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COVID-19 vaccinations, including boosters when eligible, are required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all campuses, including Michigan Medicine.  This includes those working remotely.   More information on this new policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint websites.