Assistant Professor in American Politics

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The following application materials are required: a letter of interest; a curriculum vitae; a statement of research and policy interests; a statement of teaching philosophy and experience; three letters of reference; and a statement describing how your work would contribute to the Ford School’s and University of Michigan’s strategic commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion ( 

Interested applicants may upload their application materials to This is an ongoing search. First consideration will be given to applications received by October 15, 2022, but applications will be considered until the position is filled. 

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University is supportive of the needs of dual career couples.


The University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in American Politics. We welcome applicants who have a PhD in Political Science or a related social science discipline and who conduct policy-relevant research on U.S. politics. We are particularly interested in candidates who focus on the politics of sustainability, urban and regional governance, and the implications of polarization on policymaking. Successful candidates must demonstrate a record of outstanding research; an ability and willingness to teach core and elective courses in undergraduate, Masters, and PhD degree programs in public policy; an ability to engage effectively with public policy; and a keen interest in interacting with students, faculty, staff, and policy practitioners in an interdisciplinary professional school environment. Candidates should combine relevant substantive expertise with strong interests in public policy.

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