The Department of Political Science at Emory University seeks to hire a scholar with expertise in American Institutions, to begin in the fall semester 2016. The position is tenure track at the level of Assistant Professor, though in extraordinary circumstances a senior appointment may be considered. We welcome a range of methods and perspectives. The successful candidate must demonstrate excellence or the promise of excellence in both research and teaching.  The candidate should have completed the Ph.D. or be very close to completing the Ph.D. by fall 2016.  The teaching load is four courses per year and benefits are competitive.  To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by September 7, 2015.  The Department of Political Science, Emory College, and Emory University are all strongly committed to recruiting female and minority candidates.  Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.  Application materials, including a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript, teaching portfolio, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample should be sent electronically to  Emory University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Disability/Veteran employer.  Women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.