Assistant Professor of Political Science (Assistant Professor 10)

Purchase College, SUNY
  • Location
    Purchase, New York
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Dec 27

Position description

Purchase College (SUNY) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor Political Science beginning in Fall 2022. For this position, the hiring committee seeks candidates with research and teaching interests in Comparative Politics and International Relations who are attentive to and foreground the ways in which race, gender, sexuality, language, ability, and political economy inflect contemporary global politics and American foreign policy. We are particularly invested in candidates whose research and teaching addresses questions that are resonant with the politics of human rights, law, and global justice; globalization, development, and the global south; anti-colonial independence movements and post-colonial politics; transnational solidarity movements; ideologies such as socialism, democracy, and capitalism; democratic governance, institutional change, and theories of the state; slavery and its afterlives; Indigenous sovereignty, land, and resources. We are especially seeking candidates with regional expertise in the Caribbean, Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa, especially West Africa, and/or their respective trans-Atlantic and American diasporas.

While also teaching introductory and advanced courses in their area of specialization, the successful candidate will be prepared to lead the Department’s Senior Seminar, which guides seniors through the process of writing and submitting a Senior Project, or BA research thesis – a college-wide requirement and signature feature of the Purchase curriculum. Therefore, a passion for mentoring students in political science research and the potential for publishing high-quality scholarly work are critically important. Additionally, the ideal candidate will be able to contribute courses to the Global Black Studies minor, Gender Studies major, and/or Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies major. Finally, the right candidate will be able to demonstrate success teaching and mentoring a diverse student body; Purchase College (SUNY) is a Minority Serving Institution for Hispanic students, and the majority of students in the Political Science Department come from historically underrepresented communities.

Purchase College (SUNY) is a primarily undergraduate institution located 25 miles north of New York City. Because it houses a unique combination of Liberal Arts and Sciences majors and Arts Conservatory programs, our faculty and staff are committed to inspiring an appreciation for both intellectual and creative talent in all students. Purchase is ranked by US News in the Top 10 public US liberal arts colleges and is among the Best 376 Colleges by Princeton Review.


A Ph.D. in Political Science, or a comparable interdisciplinary program with sufficient fluency in political science methodologies and topics, is required by May 30, 2022.

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