Assistant Professor, Political Science-Public Law

Posting Date: November 8, 2018

Closing Date: Open until filled

William Paterson University’s Department of Political Science invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the field of Public Law, to serve the department's Legal Studies major and Pre-Law program and in support of the interdisciplinary Women’s & Gender Studies program and the undergraduate Political Science program.  Position begins September 2019.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teach some of the major course offerings in constitutional law, judicial politics, administrative law, comparative rights, international law, American political theory, and the American judicial system.  Develop and teach new course offerings to include such areas as equal rights, gender politics, and feminist jurisprudence.
  • Engaged service to the programs served in terms of student mentorship, advisement, curriculum development and assessment, programming, and other important faculty input.
  • Teaching and curriculum development in support of the interdisciplinary program in Women’s & Gender Studies.
  • A robust research agenda advancing to impactful publications and presentations in quality academic venues.



  • Earned Ph.D. by time of position start date is required in Political Science or related area. 
  • The successful candidate will demonstrate effective teaching experience, strong research potential, and a commitment to service.


Preferred qualifications:

A J.D. is not a suitable terminal degree for this position, but is desirable in combination with the appropriate doctoral degree.


Invitation to apply:     

Please click to apply for the position.


Interested candidates will be prompted to:

Complete an application

Submit a cover letter and resume

Provide names/contacts of three professional references


Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled.

       Submission of all documents listed above is required for consideration.

Please email should you have any general questions related to this search.


About William Paterson:

William Paterson University is the third most diverse public university in New Jersey. As a longstanding member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), we have been designated by the US Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. The University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs that range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional programs; it enrolls nearly 11,000 students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The University is situated on a beautiful, 370-acre suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City. 


The Department of Political Science is proud to serve our diverse student body through undergraduate degree programs in Political Science, Legal Studies, and Latin America & Latino Studies. The department also offers a Pre-Law Program and a Masters in Public Policy.  The department offers related courses in diverse areas of the University’s Core Curriculum, including options serving area requirements in Personal Well-Being, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Diversity & Justice, Civic & Community Engagement, and Global Awareness.  Additionally, several courses offered by the department support interdisciplinary major and minor programs in Africana World Studies, Asian Studies, Middle East Studies, Social Justice, Urban Science & Society, and Women’s & Gender Studies, among others.


The Clery Act (The Jean Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistic Act) requires all institutions of higher learning to make available to prospective employees our agency's Annual Security Report. A copy of this information is available on the University Police Department website at the Clery Act page. A paper copy of this report can be obtained at the University Police Department upon request.

William Paterson University is an equal opportunity employer that actively values and supports diversity among faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.