Assistant Professor, Political Science - Tenure Track

Widener University
  • Location
    Chester, Pennsylvania
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Dec 20

Position description

Widener University has established a COVID-19 vaccination policy that requires all faculty and staff who will be on our campuses to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment. Our goal is that all members of the Pride may safely experience Widener's hands on, inclusive, and personalized learning environment in person.

Widener University is currently seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Political Science beginning fall 2022-23 academic year. The successful candidate will have a background in international relations and the ability to teach general courses in comparative politics and other courses of interest in political science.  Additionally, preferred candidates will have the ability to contribute to the Masters of Public Administration program or interdisciplinary offerings. 

Widener University is committed to fostering an environment in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. The College of Arts and Sciences puts high priority on inclusive pedagogy, inclusive mentoring, and community engagement. Those candidates experienced in, or who would enjoy, working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and those who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity, are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas throughout their application. The College also deeply values interdisciplinarity embodied in such programs as African and African American Studies and Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies to which faculty from all Arts and Sciences disciplines are welcome to contribute.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (including, but not limited to)

Essential duties:

  • Teach undergraduate general courses in international relations, general comparative politics and other courses of interest in political science.
  • Engage in professional development relating to the discipline and pedagogy, publication of research, and participation in academic citizenship at all levels within the University.

Secondary responsibilities:

  • Advise undergraduate majors
  • Actively participate in department co-curricular and extracurricular activities.



  • PhD in political science. ABD candidates may be considered if the degree will be completed by May 2022.
  • Demonstrated commitment to, and experience with, undergraduate education
  • Ability to teach Foreign Government and Politics, as well as new or existing electives in their field.
  • Should be prepared to engage students in experiential learning within their area of expertise and contribute to the general education curriculum


  • Teaching experience in political science and/or international politics is preferred.
  • Ability to contribute to the Masters of Public Administration program or interdisciplinary offerings would be a plus.

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