Assistant Professor of Political Science


The Department of Political Science at Nebraska Wesleyan University invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Public Policy. This is a tenure-track position to begin in Fall 2024. The candidate should be a teacher-scholar with expertise in the field of public policy and active pedagogies. They should have an interest in promoting civic engagement, engaging students in the local community, and contributing to the university’s Archway Curriculum.  

This is a full-time, tenure-track, benefit-eligible position, which includes a comprehensive package including health, vision, and dental insurance benefits, retirement benefits, a generous holiday schedule, and undergraduate tuition remission for employee’s dependents, among other benefits.

Political Science

Faculty responsibilities include teaching twelve credit hours per term, fall and spring semesters, including day and possible evening undergraduate classes. This will involve teaching a range of public policy courses, both at the lower and upper levels, as well as an introductory U.S. government class. This faculty member will also be expected to contribute to the department’s research methods sequence. Candidates with experience teaching writing instructive courses, utilizing high-impact teaching practices, and collaborating with members of their local communities are especially encouraged to apply.

  • A doctorate degree in Political Science is preferred; advanced ABD will be considered;
  • Experience with teaching various types of writing skills to students through assigned coursework;
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and innovative teaching skills are required; 
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with faculty and students is essential;
  • Strong commitment to student-centered active learning and student engagement activities.
Commitment to Diversity

Diversity is a core value of Nebraska Wesleyan University’s mission and we embrace it as a source of strength. Applicants are encouraged to demonstrate how they enhance and embrace this University core value in a diversity statement submitted as part of their application materials. 

Nebraska Wesleyan University provides equal educational and employment opportunities to qualified persons in all areas of university operation without regard to religion or creed, age, genetic information, gender identity and expression, disability, marital status, race, or national or ethnic origin, in compliance with state and federal laws, including but not limited to Title XII, Title IX, and the ADA. E-Verify, EOE.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit 1) letter of application addressing qualifications, 2) current curriculum vitae, 3) a statement of your commitment to diversity and inclusion, particularly addressing how this influences your teaching, 4) the names of three professional references, 5) unofficial transcripts to the following URL:  Finalists will be asked for evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as a teaching philosophy statement, syllabi, and/or teaching evaluations). We will let finalists know before references are contacted. Review of applications will begin February 1 and continue until the position is filled.