Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Political Science

University of Delaware
  • Location
    Newark, Delaware
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jul 18

Position description

The University of Delaware invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor of Political Science in the Department of Political Science and International Relations. Successful candidates should have a scholarly specialization in Comparative Politics. The effective start date is September 1, 2023.

We are seeking a scholar with research interests in democratization, de-democratization, democratic backsliding, and/or populism, broadly construed. We are open to various approaches to these issues. The region of specialization is open. Strong quantitative and/or qualitative methodological skills are required, and the selected candidate will be expected to be able to teach research methods classes (quantitative or qualitative) at the graduate level.

QUALIFICATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The selected candidate must have a Ph.D. in hand by September 1, 2023. Applicants who are ABD will be considered but must have a granted Ph.D. upon arrival. Applicants must be able to demonstrate the skills and capacity necessary for excellence in teaching and research in one or more of the specific areas listed above. The selected applicant will contribute to the Department’s teaching, research, and service missions.

POLITICAL SCIENCE AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AT UD: The Department of Political Science and International Relations within the College of Arts and Sciences has 23 full-time faculty, nearly 1,000 undergraduate majors and minors, and 40 doctoral students. The Department offers two undergraduate majors (Political Science and International Relations) and undergraduate minors in Political Science, Political Communication, and Politics and Social Justice, as well as a Ph.D. in Political Science. The department faculty covers five subfields of political science: American politics, comparative politics, international relations, political theory, and methodology. The faculty is a methodologically diverse and collegial group of research-intensive and nationally and internationally known scholars. They are outstanding teachers, mentors, advisers and public servants. We have interdisciplinary connections to several other UD departments, including Africana Studies, Communication, Psychological and Brain Sciences, Women and Gender Studies, as well as the Center for Global and Area Studies. We are also a partner in the Center for Political Communication.


The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Delaware offers exceptional educational experiences including integrated instruction, research and public engagement. With 24 academic departments and more than 25 centers, programs and institutes, the College serves close to 7,000 undergraduate students and over 1,000 graduate students with CAS majors, but also every single University student through foundational course work. The College’s 600 faculty members emphasize the enduring value of an arts and science education and share a deep commitment to excellence in scholarship and all forms of creative and intellectual expression. The College has departments in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, and features outstanding research and teaching facilities. Faculty and staff encourage and support innovative interdisciplinary collaborations and students engage local, national and global audiences through research and creative activity. With annual research expenditures of approximately $38 million and growing, the College currently houses several large, interdisciplinary grants with significant funding from the NIH and NSF.


The University of Delaware (www.udel.edu) is one of the nation’s oldest institutions of higher education, combining tradition and innovation. The university recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the experience of its employees and in supporting its academic mission. We are committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds, and we strongly encourage applications from educators from under-represented groups. UD provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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