Assistant Professor - Political Science

Villanova University
  • Location
    Villanova, Pennsylvania
  • Sector
    Education
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jun 06

Position description

The Department of Political Science at Villanova University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 2025. The successful candidate will have broad training in American political behavior as their primary research interest. We are especially interested in candidates with a specialization in one or more of the following areas: parties, elections, media and politics, and interest groups. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in their areas of specialization at both the undergraduate and graduate level. While the successful candidate will also be expected to teach an undergraduate research methods course, we are not seeking someone principally trained as a methodologist.

For a more detailed description of the Department of Political Science, please consult https://www1.villanova.edu/univer sity/liberal-arts-sciences/programs/political-science.html.

Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian Order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University's mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University's mission and values.

Duties and Responsibilities

The selected candidate will hold a four-year inaugural appointment as the Jolyon Pitt Girard Endowed Assistant Professorship of Political Science which includes an annual research fund.Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate (MA) courses. Teaching duties include a 2-2 teaching load for the first year and a 3-2 teaching load thereafter. After a successful Third Year Review, a one-year sabbatical is available in the fourth year and the 3-2 teaching load may be continued for another three years contingent on a successful and promising record of scholarship.

Minimum Qualifications

ABDs will be considered; however, continued employment is subject to completion of the Ph.D. no later than August 15, 2025.

Preferred Qualifications

Ph.D. in hand is strongly preferred.
 

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