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Assistant Professor of Political Science

Moravian University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Aug 16, 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
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 The political science department of Moravian University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania invites applications for a tenure-track position in American politics at the assistant professor level for a position starting Fall 2022.


Candidates must have completed a PhD or be ABD near completion in political science with a specialization in American politics by August 2022. Previous teaching experience is required. The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching introductory courses in US politics along with intermediate and advanced courses such as Congress and the presidency, constitutional law, civil rights, policy, and political culture. The political science department at Moravian University emphasizes engaged teaching and mentoring to prepare students for informed engagement in political and public affairs through a purposeful consideration of the theoretical nature of politics, the ends towards which politics can be directed, and the means employed to achieve those ends. Our citizenship in theory and practice track focuses on normative purposes and argumentation, political language and consciousness, historical texts, institutionalized political processes, modes of political participation, and the particulars of contemporary policy issues. The successful candidate may also contribute to interdisciplinary programs such as Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Africana Studies, Peace and Justice.


Moravian University is a member of the New American Colleges and Universities with a commitment to the liberal arts and student-focused pedagogy. Candidates should have a strong commitment to teaching in a residential learning community and should demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate student research and co-curricular student activities. A clear plan for future scholarship is essential. The department also seeks a candidate who will contribute to the intellectual life of the department and the university community at large. The political science department highly values the diversity of candidates from underrepresented groups. Moravian University is located approximately an hour and a half driving distance from both Philadelphia and New York City.



  • 3:3 teaching load, with reassigned time as appropriate for administrative work and two preparations in the fall semester (two sections of introductory course)
  • Advising students
  • Occasionally teach in the First-Year Writing Seminar Program (FYWS)
  • Sustain an active program of scholarly research in the area(s) of your expertise
  • Produce peer-reviewed publications
  • Participate in professional organizations and societies
  • Complement existing faculty expertise in the four main subfields of political science
  • Contribute to interdisciplinary research and teaching collaborations between the School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and the School of Natural and Health Sciences
  • Teach introductory, intermediate, and advanced political science courses
  • Mentor undergraduate student research
  • Participate and direct student Honor theses
  • Participate and direct Student Opportunities for Academic Research (SOAR) Projects
  • Contribute to the University's commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community and participate in faculty self-governance with a high level of collegiality


Our department welcomes applications from women, candidates of color, and other underrepresented groups. The University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.

The deadline for applications is December 15, 2021.

All positions are subject to budget availability.


QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. in political science with a specialization in American politics should be completed or near completion by August 2022.


TO APPLY: Qualified candidates should attach the following to their online application by clicking "Apply Now": (1) a cover letter that includes a statement of research interest; (2) a teaching statement including your approach to considering the global context of U.S. politics; (3) a statement addressing your approach to diversity, equity and inclusion; (4) a CV; (5) a graduate transcript; (6) a sample of scholarly writing; (7) two sample course syllabi; (8) two sets of course evaluations; (9) contact information, including email addresses, for three individuals who will provide letters of reference by December 15, 2021. Please attach documents as a single PDF file.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Khristina Haddad, chair of the political science department at


The application deadline is December 15, 2021; review of applications will begin immediately.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

DEI Statement

Moravian University aspires to be a welcoming community that embraces and values the diversity of all members of the campus community. Learn more about the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and the DEI Action Plan here:


Deep respect for others is fundamental to the Moravian University community. Moravian University does not discriminate against any person based on actual or perceived race, color, sex, religion, ancestry, genetic information, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, marital status, age, veteran status, disability, use of guide or support animals and/or mechanical aids, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. In compliance with the requirements of Title IX, Moravian University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational program and activity, including employment.

Concerns regarding all forms of discrimination, including sexual harassment and/or sex discrimination in employment:


Leah M. Naso

Title IX Coordinator/Compliance Officer

210 Colonial Hall

Moravian University

1200 Main St.

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018

(610) 861-1529


Concerns regarding gender and equity in athletics:

Rebecca May

Assistant Athletic Director

148 Johnston Hall

Moravian University

1200 Main St.

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018

(610) 625-7791

Concerns regarding the application of Title IX:

U.S. Department of Education

Office of Civil Rights

100 Penn Square East, Suite 515

Philadelphia, PA 19107-3323

(215) 656-8541


Report sexual harassment/sex discrimination online anytime (can be anonymous) at Grievance procedures can be found in the institutional Equal Opportunity, Harassment, and Non-Discrimination Policy at


Please visit to review benefits offered at Moravian University.*


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of this job.

The individual is routinely exposed to indoor conditions, minimum outdoor weather and temperature extremes, and moderate noise level.


Pursuant to the ADA, Moravian University will provide reasonable services and accommodation(s) to employees with qualified disabilities in order to perform the essential functions of their employment, except when doing so would be unduly disruptive and/or result in undue hardship to the University. Accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis through documentation review and an interactive interview process that includes the employee's supervisor. Requests for accommodation or questions about this process should be directed to Human Resources at or 610.861.1527. View the standard physical demands for positions at Moravian University. If this position requires additional or different demands, a Human Resources team member will notify you.


The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.

*Please visit this link to review the benefit eligibility status associated with this position.

Moravian University offers students a private education they will not find anywhere else: personal attention and preparation for life with a record of success longer than our nation's history. Located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and offering undergraduate and graduate degrees that blend liberal arts with professional programs, Moravian University has been preparing students for reflective lives, fulfilling careers, and transformative leadership in a world of change since 1742. Moravian University is a member of The New American Colleges and Universities (NAC&U), a national consortium of selective, small to mid-size independent colleges and universities dedicated to the purposeful integration of liberal education, professional studies, and civic engagement. Visit to learn more about how the Moravian University focus on education for all prepares its students for life-long success.  

Moravian University is an equal opportunity employer valuing diversity and encouraging individuals from under-represented populations to apply. EOE  

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