Assistant or Associate Professor, Comparative Politics

Syracuse University
  • Location
    Syracuse, New York
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Sep 13

Position description

The Department of Political Science seeks to hire an Assistant or Associate Professor in Comparative Politics for a tenure-track or tenured position beginning in Fall 2019. We seek candidates whose teaching and research focus on political development and political economy, especially with regards to developing countries. Particular areas of interest include human security, health and well-being, global cities and urban politics, environment, and other public policy issues related to citizenship and governance in the Global South.
The political science department is housed within the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, which is committed to citizenship education at the undergraduate level and to graduate education in public affairs and the social sciences. We seek candidates who complement the broader Maxwell mission and have interdisciplinary interests. Successful candidates also may be invited to affiliate with the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs or one of Maxwell’s other interdisciplinary centers (, and contribute to undergraduate and graduate programs in International Relations.


Applicants should have a Ph.D. in political science or a related field.

Job Specific Qualifications

Syracuse University is an EO/AA employer and particularly encourages applications from women and minority candidates. The Maxwell School is interested in candidates who can contribute to the inclusiveness and diversity of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service.


Teaching at undergraduate and/or graduate levels; research; and advising. We particularly welcome candidates whose work focuses on political development and political economy, especially with regards to developing countries.

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