Faculty Positions

Department of Political Science

The Department of Political Science at Morehouse College invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Candidates should be trained in the area of American national government, with a specialization in public law, and should be prepared to teach courses in constitutional law, race and law, and civil liberties.

The department is seeking someone who thinks creatively about their teaching, engages in scholarship, and can be committed to the mission of Morehouse College—to develop men with disciplined minds who lead lives of leadership and service by emphasizing the intellectual and character development of its students and by assuming a special responsibility for teaching the history and culture of black people.

Responsibilities include teaching courses (a 2-2 load), advising and mentoring students; executing administrative duties related to the pre-law program; developing and maintaining a scholarly research and publication agenda; and service to the department and the College. We also encourage faculty to be active in soliciting external funding through grants and other sources. The start date for the position is August 2016.

Minimum qualifications include a PhD in political science; commitment to excellence in teaching; evidence of a productive research program; and service to the profession and community.


A successful application will consist of the following:

  1. A letter of application providing detail on how the candidate meets the qualifications for the position and why they are a good fit for Morehouse College in particular (no more than 2 pages);
  2. A current curriculum vitae (no more than 4 pages);
  3. A statement of teaching philosophy (no more than 2 pages);
  4. A research/scholarship agenda (no more than 2 pages);
  5. The names and contact information of three references. The candidate should arrange to have three letters of recommendation from those references submitted in confidence to:

Department of Political Science
Gregory Hall, Chair
Morehouse College
830 Westview Drive, SW
Atlanta, GA 30314
Email Address: Gregory.hall@morehouse.edu

  1. HR Employee Application: http://www.morehouse.edu/administration/finance/hr/pdf/2012/Morehouse-Employment-Application-092111-v2.pdf;
    Candidates also have the option of sharing the following:
  2. Sample syllabi ( no more than 2 courses)
  3. Samples of research (no more than 2 samples)
  4. Teaching evaluations or summaries of evaluations (no more than 2 courses, but if submitted, only submit full class evaluations and not samples of class evaluations)

Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. For full consideration, complete applications should be submitted as one pdf document to the department chair by 2/25/2016.