Assistant Professor of Political Science

University of Wisconsin Colleges in Wisconsin

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted January 22, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary 42999-43000
Employment Type Full-time


The Department of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin Colleges invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor of Political Science at its UW-Sheboygan and UW-Manitowoc campuses.


Ph.D. in Political Science or closely related field. ABD candidates will be considered, provided the Ph.D. is confirmed by the start of the appointment.


This appointment will have teaching expectations at the UW-Manitowoc and UW-Sheboygan campuses, which are just less than 30 miles apart along the picturesque Lake Michigan shoreline.

The successful candidate will be a broadly trained political scientist and will regularly teach lower division Political Science courses including American Government and Politics (POL 104), Introduction to Politics (POL 101) and other courses depending on the candidate's area of interest and institutional need (see the course catalogue at The academic year teaching load is 12 contact hours per semester, with no more than three course preparations per semester.

As teacher-scholars, we seek candidates who share our passion for engaging freshman-sophomore students through quality undergraduate teaching and learning and are committed to continuing professional development. This tenure-track position requires scholarly activity in the discipline, a commitment to professional development and participation in campus and institutional service.


The University of Wisconsin Colleges is the freshman-sophomore liberal arts transfer institution of the world-renowned University of Wisconsin System. The UW Colleges comprises thirteen two-year campuses around the state, plus UW Colleges Online, each of which offers an excellent liberal arts and pre-professional education for students beginning work toward a bachelors degree. The UW Colleges also offers a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences at six of its campuses. For more information about the UW Colleges, please visit our website at where addition information can also be obtained for UW-Manitowoc ( and UW-Sheboygan (


Starting salary is $43,000. If appointed, summer and winterim appointments offer additional opportunities for compensation. An outstanding benefits package, including employer contribution towards retirement, comprehensive major medical health insurance and other fringe benefits are included with this appointment; details can be found at


UW Colleges values diversity and inclusion. We define Inclusive Excellence as the intentional engagement of the broadest range of perspectives, backgrounds, needs, experience, and circumstance in order to maximize success. We value diversity within our students, faculty and staff, and strive to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people. We encourage applications from all underrepresented groups, including persons with varied backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences.

It is our policy to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment.

A background check will be conducted for finalist candidates.

Employment is contingent on establishment of identity and verification of employment eligibility as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.


Applicants are required to apply online:
UW Colleges will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Applicants must complete all required fields and attach all required documents at the time of application. Required application materials: a letter of interest, current vita, unofficial transcripts, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, student evaluations of teaching, classroom observation reports (if available), and names and contact information (e-mail address, phone number, and mailing address) of at least three references. ABD candidates should also provide evidence of the advanced status of their dissertation.

For assured consideration, online application with all required application materials must be received by February 14, 2014.

This position will remain open until filled. If requested, confidentiality of an application can be maintained until an applicant is deemed a finalist in the search.

Questions may be addressed to the following individuals:

UW Colleges Department of Political Science Chair, Eric T. Kasper, Ph.D. 715-234-8176 ext. 5472

UW-Manitowoc Campus Executive Officer and Dean, Charles Clark, Ph.D. 920-683-4711

UW-Sheboygan Campus Executive Officer and Dean, Jackie Joseph-Silverstein, Ph.D. 920-459-6610

For technical questions, please contact UW Service Center at /(888) 298-4159

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