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Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science

Ohio Northern University
Job Location:
Ada, 45810
Political Science
Position Title
Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science


Position Type
Full-Time Faculty

Job Summary

We seek a talented individual passionate about teaching, invested in student success, and eager to contribute to a dynamic political science program. If you desire to make a difference in the lives of undergraduate students, we invite you to apply for a one-year, visiting assistant professor position to begin August 20, 2024. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


The Department of Criminal Justice, History, and Political Science in the Getty College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio Northern University welcomes applicants for a one-year position as Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science.

Questions concerning the position should be directed to Keith Durkin, Additional information about Ohio Northern University is available at

Principal Responsibilities

The successful candidate will teach courses in U.S. politics, campaigns and elections, and public administration. Responsibilities include mentoring political science students, actively participating in faculty meetings, student recruitment, and departmental service.

Required Skills

Candidates need a firm command of the fundamentals of political science with a substantive knowledge of U.S. politics. Excellent communication skills, the ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues and to solve problems creatively in a timely manner.

Minimum Qualifications

A master's degree is required. Candidates with a PhD are encouraged to apply.

EEO Statement

ONU is an equal employment opportunity employer. Accordingly, no person shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, transgender status, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law. This policy applies to all areas of employment including recruitment, hiring, training and development, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits, discipline, separation and other terms, condition and privileges of employment. ONU celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment.

College Description

The Getty College of Arts & Sciences is proud to focus exclusively on undergraduate education. We place a premium on faculty providing close mentoring through small classrooms and experiential learning. Our students share a passion for learning that goes beyond the classroom across 38 nationally acclaimed and accredited degree programs. A&S students are fueled by a commitment to making a difference in their local and global communities. The College of Arts & Sciences has an impressive record of professional accomplishments by our alumni. Ohio Northern University is ranked #1 in the state of Ohio by the Wall Street Journal for return on investment. Located in Ada, Ohio, the University's rural setting provides a rhythm of life that is peaceful and unhurried. The natural beauty of campus and friendliness of the village and campus communities offer an ideal setting for the pursuit of knowledge and genuine relationships.

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Special Instructions to Applicants

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