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Full-Time Visiting Faculty for 23-24 AY: Political Science


The Department of Philosophy and Political Science in the College of Arts and Sciences at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT, invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor specializing in American Politics to begin August 2023. Competency in U.S. political institutions, methodology, political theory, or racial/ethnic or other forms of intercultural politics is desirable. We seek a talented individual who demonstrates a strong commitment to exceptional teaching and experiential learning. Candidates using theoretical, quantitative, interpretive, or historical approaches in political theory and American politics are equally welcome.

This position has the possibility of renewal.This is an on-ground position.

About the College:

The College of Arts and Sciences combines knowledge, skills and perspectives from across the humanities, arts, social and natural sciences. Our graduates are system thinkers who learn to solve problems and work across society, not just in a particular field. Equipped with integrated and interdisciplinary learning tools, they have the ability to see the world through multiple lenses, making them adaptable and versatile – traits that are highly valued by employers in every industry. Our curricula incorporate four key pillars to prepare graduates for the demands of an evolving job market and world; Applied and experiential learning, 21st-century professional skills and literacies, integrated and interdisciplinary thinking, and 360-degree academic and career advising. The College of Arts and Sciences offers undergraduate majors in behavioral neuroscience, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, criminal justice, data science, economics, English, environmental science, game design and development, gerontology, history, independent majors, interdisciplinary studies, law in society, mathematics, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, Spanish language and literature, sustainability and public policy, and theater. In addition, the College of Arts and Sciences offers 31 undergraduate minors, an MS in Molecular and Cell Biology, and the additional accelerated undergraduate/graduate programs: 3+1 and 4+1 BS/MS programs in Molecular and Cell Biology, 3+3 BA or BS/JD degree, 3+1 BA in Data Science/MS or MA in Communications, 3+1 BS in Data Science/MBA, 3+1 BS in Economics/MS in Accounting, Business Analytics, or Journalism or MBA, 3+1 BA in Theater/MBA or MA in Communications, and 3+2 BA or BS/MSW. Students can also complete a 5-year BA/BS and MA in Teaching in the following secondary education fields: Biology, English, History, Math and Spanish.

About Quinnipiac:

Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls more than 9,500 students in 110 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Computing and Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing, and the College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as both a best-value school and a top national university, and has also earned recognition in Princeton Review’s “The Best 387 Colleges.” Quinnipiac has been named a "Great College to Work For" as determined by a comprehensive industry survey. For more information, please visit . Connect with Quinnipiac on Facebook and follow Quinnipiac on Twitter and Instagram @QuinnipiacU.


  • Teaching responsibilities will include introductory-level courses in political theory, introductory level research methods, U.S. national institutions and public policy, and other courses in the candidate’s area(s) of expertise. Courses will be offered primarily in-person.

Education Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in political science or a related social science is required by the start date of the appointment


  • Experience and interest in guiding student internships and other forms of experiential learning is a plus
  • Commitment to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community

Special Instructions to Applicants:


Applications submitted by April 21 will receive first consideration . To apply, submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, the names and contact information for three professional references, and evidence of teaching effectiveness.

Letters of interest can be addressed to Dr. Jennifer Sacco, Chair, Department of Philosophy and Political Science.

Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusion throughout the University community and welcomes candidates who enhance that diversity.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package for full-time faculty and staff which includes tuition remission and a culture that is inclusive and driven by excellence.

Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Advertised: March 31, 2023 Eastern Daylight Time
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