Assistant Professor of Political Science (American Politics)

Assistant Professor of Political Science (American Politics)

Tenure Track or Non Tenure Track
Tenure Track

Faculty Rank
Assistant Professor

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Full or Part Time
Full Time

Position Summary

The Department of Political Science invites applications for a tenure-track position in American Politics at the Assistant Professor level commencing in the fall of 2022. Candidates must have research expertise in the area of Congress/legislative politics, broadly defined to include the study of congressional elections. Candidates with the ability to teach courses on parties, elections, interest groups or social movements are especially encouraged to apply. Coordinating Trinity’s exemplary Legislative Internship Program and teaching the associated seminar will be part of the chosen candidate’s regular teaching duties. We encourage applicants who share our department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion in the broadest terms.
Evidence of scholarly promise is required. Evidence of teaching effectiveness is desired, if available. Teaching load is 2/2 for the first two years (and 3/2 thereafter) with a one-semester leave every fourth year. A Ph.D. in Political Science or Public Policy should be completed or expected by August, 2022.

The Department especially welcomes applications from women, candidates of color, and other underrepresented groups. The College is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Trinity College is a highly selective, non-sectarian liberal arts college with a commitment to excellence in research and teaching. Trinity is located in, and deeply engaged with, Connecticut’s capital city of Hartford. Our 2,200 students come from all socio-economic, racial, religious, and ethnic backgrounds from the U.S., and 17 percent of our students are international. Trinity has a number of campuses and exchange programs across the globe.


A Ph.D. in Political Science or Public Policy should be completed or expected by August, 2022.


Competitive salary and benefits, plus start-up expense fund.

Special Instructions to Applicants

To ensure full consideration please submit a cover letter that includes a statement of research interests, a teaching statement that includes your approach to addressing issues of diversity, equity and inclusion, a CV, a graduate transcript, a sample of scholarly writing, and course syllabi and evaluations (if available), as well as contact information for at least three individuals who will provide letters of reference by Sept. 15, 2021.

Applicants are asked to list contact information for reference providers, including email addresses. Once a completed dossier is submitted, automatic emails will be generated to each reference provider, directing each referee to a unique URL where the referee must upload a letter of recommendation. Applicants using Interfolio (or other dossier service) should provide the appropriate unique Interfolio email address for each reference letter writer.

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Trinity College is an independent, nonsectarian liberal arts college for men and women, with approximately 2,200 undergraduate students and 200 faculty members, located in Hartford, Connecticut. Our Mission is “Engage. Connect. Transform.” As the preeminent liberal arts college in an urban setting, Trinity College prepares students to be bold, independent thinkers who lead transformative lives. Trinity is an actively engaged community of students, faculty and staff who work together to develop and sustain the intellectual and creative opportunities central to a first-class liberal arts education. Hartford, the state capital, provides many opportunities for cultural and social engagement.

The College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. Trinity is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities should request, in advance, any needed accommodation in order to participate in the application process.

For all faculty positions, completion of the Ph.D. or appropriate equivalent is expected. Candidates should have a strong commitment to undergraduate and interdisciplinary teaching in a liberal arts context, and a well-articulated plan for sustained research. Trinity is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and service.

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