Assistant Professor of Politics & Government

Search #1718-0026 

Ohio Wesleyan University is a selective, private, undergraduate liberal arts, residential institution founded in 1842 and is located just 20 miles north of Columbus. The Department of Politics and Government at Ohio Wesleyan University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in American politics with emphasis on American political behavior at the Assistant Professor rank to begin in August 2018.


This position requires teaching three courses each semester, including courses on voting and elections, mass media, political parties and interest groups, research methods, and an introductory course on American politics.  We would also welcome candidates who can teach public administration, or new courses related to their interests.  This position is also expected to contribute to our Arneson Institute for Practical Politics, which includes helping with student internships and our Mock Convention held every four years, and coordinating campus-wide efforts to facilitate student participation in elections.


Applicants must have at least ABD standing in political science.  Ph.D. at the time of appointment, teaching experience at the collegiate level and evidence of research potential are strongly preferred.

Ohio Wesleyan University promotes and celebrates an inclusive environment free from constraints in areas of culture, race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, religion, family relationship, or economic barriers. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged as OWU is an equal opportunity institution and has a strong commitment to supporting diversity, equity and inclusion which lends to our continuing and vigorous efforts to increase the diversity of the campus community, to promote equal employment opportunities, and to ensure nondiscrimination in all aspects of our programs and activities. Ohio Wesleyan University (Delaware, Ohio) is located 20 miles north of Columbus, a growing and increasingly diverse metropolitan area.  

Application packets should include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, graduate transcripts, a sample of scholarly writing, and, to the extent possible, evidence of teaching ability.

Applications received by January 10, 2018 will be guaranteed full consideration.

Application materials should be sent electronically to Prof. Jim Franklin, chair, Department of Politics and Government, at  Mailing address is Department of Politics and Government, Ohio Wesleyan University, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware, Ohio 43015.

Ohio Wesleyan University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and encourages all interested applicants, including women and minorities, to apply (EEOE).