Assistant Professor of Political Science, Comparative Politics or Political Economy

Washington, United States
Competitive Salary
Sep 16, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Political Science at the University of Washington invites applications for a full-time (100%) tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Comparative Politics or Political Economy, starting September 2021. Tenure track faculty engage in teaching, research and service and have an annual service period of nine months (Sept 16-June 15). A strong research record is expected. Candidates should have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. in Political Science or a related field (or foreign equivalent) by the appointment start date, though applicants at the ABD level will also be considered.

Applications should include a cover letter, current CV, writing sample, research statement, teaching statement, diversity statement and three letters of recommendation.  The research statement should describe the applicant’s substantive research interests. The teaching statement should describe the applicant’s teaching philosophy, list undergraduate and graduate level teaching interests, and provide evidence of teaching effectiveness, if applicant has prior teaching experience.  As a public institution, the University of Washington seeks candidates committed to working with diverse student and community populations.  Therefore, applicants should describe how their scholarship and teaching support diverse communities.

Candidate materials should be electronically submitted to .  Review of applications will begin on October 17, 2020.  Questions about this position can be directed to

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Commitment to Diversity: The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (

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