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Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science/Public Administration

Position Type: Full Time Faculty
Date Posted: 12/06/2017 
Location: Richmond, IN
IU East At A Glance

Indiana University East, a regional campus of Indiana University, offers residents of eastern Indiana, western Ohio and beyond a broad range of bachelor's degrees, selected master's degrees, and certificates through its traditional main campus in Richmond, off-campus sites, and online program options.

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Indiana University East values a diversity of backgrounds, experiences, and intellectual perspectives among its faculty, staff, and students. The campus is dedicated to being a strong partner in enhancing the educational, cultural, and economic development of the region it serves through community and civic engagement. Learn more about IU East.

Job Description

Indiana University East (Richmond, IN) invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science/Public Administration to begin August 2018 with possible conversion to lecturer or tenure track at a future date depending upon degree and experience. The successful candidate will be broadly trained in Political Science with a primary specialty in Public Administration. We are open to candidates with a variety of substantive teaching and research interests regardless of subfield, though we prefer applicants with an expertise in American Politics, Latin American Politics, or Western European Politics. The visiting assistant professor will design innovative face-to-face and online courses in our undergraduate Political Science program and at least one course per semester in a proposed Executive Masters of Public Administration. Teaching responsibilities include three courses per semester. In addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, faculty conduct research, mentor students in professional development, and participate in department, campus, or university level service.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities :

Teach courses offered online and in-person, including undergraduate courses in Political Science and graduate courses in Public Administration (including personnel management in public organizations and public budgeting and finance) based upon faculty expertise and departmental needs. Preference will be given to applicants with online teaching experience.

Communicate subject matter clearly, correctly and effectively. Use methods, materials, and technology appropriate to the subject matter.

Manage the learning environment by keeping accurate records, submitting grades and other reports on time, and enforcing school and campus academic policies.

Develop a professional rapport with diverse populations within the university and community.

Participate in service activities based upon faculty expertise and departmental or school need.


Salary is commensurate with experience. The University offers an excellent benefit package. For more information, please click here.



  • A PhD (or other terminal degree) in Political Science, Public Administration, or Public Policy.
  • Experience in teaching online or ability to do so within one semester is required.
  • Commitment to high quality graduate and undergraduate teaching.
  • To Apply

    Please submit electronically a letter of application, a current CV or resume, and the names and contact information for three current or former supervisors or colleagues who can serve as references with respect to your administrative successes and managerial skills to the following Indiana University Application System at https://indiana.peopleadmin.comPriority will be given to applications received by January 15, 2018, although applications will continue to be received until the position is filled.


    Indiana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. This institution is also a provider of ADA services.