The Department of Political Science at Swarthmore College
invites applications for a tenure-track position in American
politics at the rank of assistant professor to begin in the
fall semester of 2022. The course load is four courses a year.
Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college
that is located in the suburbs of Philadelphia. The college’s
mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility.
Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to inclusive
excellence through diversity in its educational programs and
employment practices. The College actively seeks and welcomes
applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications,
particularly those with a demonstrable commitment to a
more inclusive society. For more information on Faculty
Diversity and Excellence at Swarthmore, see https://www.swarthmore.edu/faculty-diversity-excellence/information-candidates-new-faculty.
We seek a candidate with research and teaching interests
in the courts and constitutional law (including the Supreme
Court). We are particularly interested in a candidate with a
secondary field in environmental politics, political methodology
(both qualitative and quantitative methods), and/or class and
identity politics (including inequality, race and ethnicity,
the politics of immigration, gender and LGBTQ politics, and
The successful candidate will have a PhD in political science in
hand by August 2022.
Candidates must demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching
as well as research. Applicants should submit: (1) a cover letter
that briefly describes why they want to teach Swarthmore
College students, as well as a description of their research
agenda; (2) a writing sample of not more than 40 pages; (3) three
syllabi (one for an introductory course in American Politics,
and two for upper-level courses) which represent an important part
of the application; (4) a C.V.; (5) a graduate school transcript;
and (6) three letters of recommendation. These materials
should be submitted via Interfolio apply.interfolio.com/89259
The deadline for applications is September 20.
This position is one of two tenure track searches in American
politics at Swarthmore College. The other position is available via