Assistant Professor of Political Science - American Politics: The Courts and Constitutional Law

Swarthmore College
  • Location
    Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jul 15

Position description

The Department of Political Science at Swarthmore College invites applications for a tenure-track position in American politics at the rank of assistant professor to begin in the fall semester of 2022. The course load is four courses a year.

Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college that is located in the suburbs of Philadelphia. The college's mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to inclusive excellence through diversity in its educational programs and employment practices. The College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with a demonstrable commitment to a more inclusive society. For more information on Faculty Diversity and Excellence at Swarthmore, see ty-excellence/information-candidates-new-faculty.


We seek a candidate with research and teaching interests in the courts and constitutional law (including the Supreme Court). We are particularly interested in a candidate with a secondary field in environmental politics, political methodology (both qualitative and quantitative methods), and/or class and identity politics (including inequality, race and ethnicity, the politics of immigration, gender and LGBTQ politics, and indigenous politics).

The successful candidate will have a PhD in political science in hand by August 2022.

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