Assistant Professor of Political Science - American Politics: The Courts and Constitutional Law

Swarthmore College
Pennsylvania, United States
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Sep 24, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Political Science & International Relations
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details


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


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 indigenous politics).

The successful candidate will have a PhD in political science in hand by August 2022.

Application Instructions

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

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 Interfolio

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