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At the University of Nebraska–Lincoln you will be part of over 150 years of excellence in higher education. The Department of Political Science has been a part of the university for more than 130 years. Throughout that history our core missions have always been teaching, research, and service. Political scientists at Nebraska engage with some of the most important questions of our time both as teachers and scholars. We are looking for innovative, committed individuals to help us pursue those goals.

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Over 150 Years of Excellence

In 2019, the university marked a 150-year legacy of improving the quality of life for Nebraska and beyond—and began charting a bold future.

Why Political Science at Nebraska

Join a faculty that is collegial, collaborative and committed to maintaining standards of excellence in and out of the classroom. We are leaders in our college, university and discipline.

Our faculty

  • encourage undergraduate curiosity and exploration
  • supports pedagogical innovation
  • prepares graduate students for successful careers in academia and the private sector
  • values cross-disciplinary collaboration
  • conducts cutting edge research

Why Nebraska

Our Big 10, distinguished, land-grant public research university is filled with collaborators and scholars who have come together to build on each other’s strengths and forge a better future.

  • Ranked by Forbes as one of America's Best Large Employers
  • Member of the Big 10 Conference and Big 10 Academic Alliance
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
  • Small campus feel with global connections

Why Lincoln

Much like its 285,000+ residents, Lincoln is where you'll find a place to call home.

  • Buzzing arts and music scene
  • Bustling startups
  • Plenty of activities to kick your feet up, stay active or network
  • Growing Haymarket area with the world-class Pinnacle Bank Arena
  • Great downtown nightlife just one block from campus
  • Top 50 Best Bike City (Bicycling.com)
  • Cornerstone of the booming Silicon Prairie

What others say about us

Number 1

Happiest City
Men's Health, 2021

Number 3

for First-Time Homebuyers
WalletHub, 2021

Number 3

for Quality of Life
NerdWallet, 2017

Number 7

Overall Financial Wellbeing
Gallup.com, 2017

Number 9

for Places to Live
Livability.com, 2019

Open Positions

As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.

Position opening soon: assistant professor of practice in the area of U.S. courts and law. This is a non-tenure line, multiyear renewable position, that is teaching-focused.

  • We will review applications and interview candidates in fall 2022.
  • The position would start in fall 2023.

Check back soon for more information. In the meantime, check us out here on our website and feel free to contact us with any questions.

Contact Kevin with Questions

Kevin B. Smith
Leland J. and Dorothy H. Olson Chair of Arts and Sciences
Department Chair
402-472-0779
ksmith1@unl.edu