Human Resources

Visiting Assistant Professor or Instructor of Political Science

The Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice at Muskingum University invites applications for a one-year, full-time appointment in political science with a focus on public administration at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Instructor, beginning the fall semester of 2022.   

We seek an enthusiastic educator who will join the faculty in helping students to understand the nature of the political world, learn how to think critically and solve complex problems, and explore both theoretical and practical solutions to pressing local, regional, national, and international problems. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory and advanced courses in public administration and occupational safety policy. This position will involve teaching international student cohorts and an applied course involving municipal planning partnerships.

A Master’s degree, ABD, or PhD in Political Science is required, as is successful prior teaching at the college level. We seek an educator who prioritizes student engagement in a liberal arts setting.

How to Apply

Please send the following application materials by email to or fax to 740-826-6131.  Please include the position title in the subject line of your correspondence.

  • Letter of application addressing the qualities and qualifications sought by the university for this position
  • A current curriculum vitae
  • Copies of all graduate transcripts (unofficial is acceptable)
  • List of three professional references with contact information and relationship to applicant

Questions may be directed to Dr. Sandra Schroer (, Division Chair for Business, Education, and Social Sciences.

Application materials will be reviewed beginning July 7, 2022, with a starting date of August 2022.  Appointment to this position is conditional upon the successful completion of a background check through the University's background check agency.

About Muskingum

Muskingum is a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts tradition, located just seventy miles east of Columbus, Ohio, in the village of New Concord. The university’s total undergraduate, graduate, and adult-learner student population is approximately 2,500.

The university actively seeks out and welcomes faculty and staff who are committed to excellence in teaching and student learning, thrive in a collaborative environment of scholars, embrace experiential learning, consider the engagement of diverse communities in the educational experience, and desire to mentor a multicultural student population.  Muskingum welcomes applications from individuals from populations that have been historically underrepresented in higher education and/or have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.

Muskingum University does not discriminate in its employment or educational programs or activities.  Please visit to review the university’s official non-discrimination statement.

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