The Department of Political Science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is pleased to announce its current job candidates.

Graduates of this department reflect UNL’s unique integration of learning, teaching, and research. The department requires a wide breadth of coursework across three subfields of political science, giving our students a broad knowledge base.  Students are required to teach at least one course, and most of our students teach multiple courses during their education at UNL.   

Additionally, our students frequently publish with faculty members, and many have published solo pieces by the time they are on the job market.

Thank you for your interest in UNL's Political Science Graduate Program.

Dona-Gene — Graduate Chair

Job Candidates

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Stephen Schneider

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Stephen Schneider is a Ph.D. candidate in the Political Science department. His research interests fall under the umbrella of political psychology and bio-politics. Stephen’s dissertation uses correlational and experimental study designs to investigate how those on the political left and right attribute traits and behaviors (e.g., homosexuality, obesity, conscientiousness, etc.) to different causes and what this relationship means for tolerance and reproduction policy attitudes. In other work, he and his colleagues have examined how threat influences conspiracy theory endorsement, what role the Behavioral Immune System plays in support for refugee resettlement programs, and whether there is an ideological asymmetry in identification with novel groups.

Stephen is an award-winning instructor, having served as the instructor of record for Political Analysis, Power and Politics in America, Introduction to Biology, Psychology, and Politics, and Insurgency and Terrorism. He has also served as a graduate teaching assistant for Genetics, Brains, and Politics, Introduction to International Relations, and Power and Politics in America.

Research Interests:

  • Political Psychology
  • Biology and Politics
  • Public Policy
  • Emotion and Politics