Job at University of Oklahoma

The Department of Political Science at the University of Oklahoma invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Comparative Politics with a focus on contentious politics (including social movements, political violence, or revolution). Candidates should demonstrate research accomplishment and the potential for long-term scholarly productivity, the ability to offer undergraduate and graduate courses in their area(s) of expertise, and broad familiarity with the field of Comparative Politics. The position is open with regard to regional focus. Though not required, additional expertise in politics of the state (state formation and/or state failure) is desirable. Normal duties consist of teaching four courses each academic year.  The appointment begins 16 August 2014.  Salary will be competitive.  Applicants should have, or be close to completing, a Ph.D. and demonstrate a potential for excellence in teaching and a sustained record of publication.  To apply, please upload a letter of interest, curriculum vita, official graduate transcripts, a writing sample, and three letters of recommendation at  Screening begins October 26, 2013, and continues until the position is filled.  Direct inquiries to Paul Goode at  The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity employer.