The Department of Political Science at the University of North Texas invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning fall 2020 in American politics. We seek candidates who study contentious politics broadly defined to include either behavior or institutional analyses. Areas of behavioral research may include social movements, political violence, disaffected groups, collective action/mobilization, labor movements, or the struggle for power. Candidates may also study institutional features such as the legislative process, the courts, and the media as it relates to political contention dynamics. The research focus may be at the local, state, or national level. The faculty member will teach core, upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses, continue a record of robust scholarly research, direct graduate research, and provide service to the department, college, and university. The typical teaching load is 2/2. The Department of Political Science at UNT is a highly productive department with 28 faculty members who are committed to excellence in both teaching and research. It offers BA, MA/MS, and PhD degrees. Faculty in the department have previously edited the American Political Science Review, International Studies Quarterly, and Journal of Political Science Education, and is the current home of Religion and Politics. The department also houses the Castleberry Peace Institute, the Peace Studies Program, and the Latina/o Mexican-American Studies Program. The Department's web site is: http://politicalscience.unt.edu The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices. All applicants must meet the following criteria: (1) A Ph.D. in Political Science (highly qualified ABD candidates will also be considered) and (2) evidence that demonstrates a potential for excellence in research, teaching, and service will be required of the selected candidate.