Job: Assistant Professor, Constitutional Law/Judicial Politics/American Politics

Teaching responsibilities include some combination of constitutional law, civil liberties, judicial policymaking, introduction to law and justice, the criminal justice system, moot court, and introduction to American government, or other courses appropriate to the applicant’s specialty and expertise. Teaching load is three courses per semester.

Additional responsibilities include serving as the pre-law advisor, coordinating the department’s Law and Justice concentration, which can include activities such as trips to Cornell’s Law School Day and participation in the Northeast Undergraduate Moot Court competition in Massachusetts, engaging in research and scholarship, advising students, and, serving on departmental and college-wide committees.


Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science
SUNY Cortland

POSITION: Full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor

SPECIALIZATIONS: Constitutional Law/Judicial Politics/American Politics

START DATE: Fall 2013

SALARY: Competitive salary and benefits package

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Political Science or a closely related field by the time of appointment or ABD with designated date of completion.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Teaching experience; demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching and research; willingness to collaborate with other colleagues on campus in related departments (e.g. Sociology/Criminology program).

THE DEPARTMENT: The Political Science Department is a mid-size, undergraduate-teaching department in the School of Arts and Sciences, and is one of the most active and visible in the college. The department has about 100 majors, and is composed of eight full-time faculty, along with several adjuncts. Key programs include the Political Science major, Adolescence Education with a concentration in political science, and concentrations in Law and Justice, and Public Administration and Policy.

THE COLLEGE AND COMMUNITY: The College traces its beginnings to 1868 and offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs in the School of Arts and Sciences, School Professional Studies, and School of Education. Our many programs are designed to support our commitment to civic responsibility, environmental responsibility, international education, professional education and social justice. More than 90 percent of SUNY Cortland’s 7,200 undergraduate and graduate students gain hands-on experience through internships, volunteerism, civic engagement and study abroad.

The campus is located in the geographic center of New York State and is a half-hour drive from Syracuse and Ithaca and four hours from New York City and Philadelphia. Situated in the beautiful Finger Lakes region, Cortland offers an array of regional cultural and recreational opportunities, as well as affordable housing and excellent school systems.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: For consideration, apply online at: and follow the Instructions for Applying.

Additionally, please mail three letters of recommendation to:
Political Science Search Committee, SUNY Cortland, PO Box 2002, Cortland, NY 13045.

For more information, please contact Robert Spitzer, Department Chair, Political Science Department at

Application materials will be accepted until the position is filled.

SUNY Cortland is an AA/EEO/ADA employer. We have a strong commitment to the affirmation of diversity and have interdisciplinary degree programs in the areas of Multicultural Studies.

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