Assistant Professor of Political Science and Global Studies

Lesley University
  • Location
    Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Oct 31

Position description

Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Lesley University is highly regarded for its graduate and undergraduate programs in education, the arts, and applied social sciences. Lesley fosters a highly creative environment in which innovative ideas thrive, theory is integrated with practice and its 7,000 students and 87,000 alumni are empowered to improve and enrich communities.

We offer a competitive benefits package that includes health, dental, life, and long-term-disability insurance. In addition, we offer generous amounts of vacation and holiday time, as well as a tuition remission policy that enables employees to expand their knowledge and skills.

Please note that all Core faculty at Lesley University are represented by the Service Employees International Union, Local 509 (SEIU).

Information on the Department:

The social sciences division is a multidisciplinary division of ten faculty members within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.  We have approximately 150 undergraduate students in 5 majors: Children, Youth and Family Studies; Human Services; Global Studies; Political Science; and Sociology and Social Change. In our curriculum, we emphasize interdisciplinary teaching, research and collaboration, and applied and experiential learning.

The social sciences division of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences of Lesley University is seeking a faculty member to teach in the interdisciplinary area of political science and global studies at the rank of assistant professor (full-time, 9-month).  We are interested in candidates who have training in the areas of international relations, comparative politics, and global political economy.  We seek candidates with interdisciplinary training and international or transnational research and practical experience in organizing and advocacy; social, political, and economic inequality; and social justice.  Area of geographic specialization is open, but we seek a candidate whose work complements the strengths of our current faculty. We welcome details about how the candidate will contribute to the Social Sciences Division and its political science and global studies majors. The ideal candidate should have experience working with diverse students and evidence of inclusive teaching.

The successful candidate will teach three or four courses per semester (7 courses per academic year) and will have the opportunity to develop the division's offerings in political science and global studies. Successful candidates should be flexible in terms of course delivery models (e.g., face-to-face, hybrid, online). In addition to teaching undergraduate students, faculty members advise students, participate in curriculum development, engage in academic scholarship, serve on appropriate college and university committees, and participate in recruitment and division activities.


  • An earned Ph.D. in a field aligned with political science or global studies, or will have an earned Ph.D. by June 30, 2018.
  • A record of successful teaching at the undergraduate level.
  • Demonstrable engagement in academic scholarship.
  • A well-developed research agenda.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States; if you hold a visa, your visa status must allow you to work at Lesley University.

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