Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Relations

Loyola Marymount University
  • Location
    Los Angeles, California
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jun 20

Position description

The Department of Political Science and International Relations at Loyola Marymount University invites applications for an assistant professor position beginning in Fall 2025. Loyola Marymount University (LMU) faculty are helping to create the world we want to live in. We are seeking the next generation of mission-driven teacher-scholars. We seek a candidate who is excited to teach undergraduate students.

Substantively, the department is interested in candidates with expertise in comparative politics and/or international relations. We are open to field but will prioritize areas that complement our department's curricular needs, including but not limited to: 

Environment/climate change 

Democracy and authoritarianism 

Comparative public policy 

South Asia, Russia, China 

International organizations 


International Relations Theory 

We are open to methodological approach and welcome qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods research. 

The regular teaching load for this position includes teaching introductory courses (e.g. comparative politics, international relations) and upper-division courses. LMU has a 2-2/2-3 teaching load, meaning that faculty teach two undergraduate courses per semester, with one 3-course load semester every other year. We are seeking to hire a dedicated teacher and emerging scholar who will embrace the department's mission of helping students become informed, analytically reflective, and engaged global citizens. Successful candidates must demonstrate a commitment to working with diverse student and community populations. Our department welcomes antiracist and inclusive pedagogies, and/or curricula.

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