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Assistant Professor of Political Science (Political Theory), Tenure-track

Elon University
Elon, North Carolina
Posted Date
Dec 16, 2022

The Department of Political Science & Policy Studies at Elon University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Political Theory, beginning in August 2023. 


Candidates must hold a PhD in Political Science or closely related field by the start date. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate courses in Political Science, with a focus on political theory, as well as courses in the Elon Core Curriculum.


The successful candidate will teach introductory and upper-level undergraduate courses in political theory and will be expected to offer existing theory courses as well as to develop upper-level elective courses in their area of expertise. Ideal candidates will demonstrate expertise in a secondary Political Science subfield and share the department’s commitment to strengthening connections between political theory and the broader Political Science curriculum. The successful candidate will have an active research agenda in political theory and will demonstrate the ability to supervise undergraduate research on related topics.


Candidates for this position should demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and enthusiasm for working in a liberal arts setting. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of people, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in their cover letter.


Elon is a dynamic private, co-educational, comprehensive institution that is a national model for actively engaging faculty and students in teaching and learning in a liberal art based residential campus. To learn more about Elon, please visit the University web site at .


To apply, please send the following documents, compiled into one PDF file, to a letter of interest, Curriculum Vita, evidence of teaching effectiveness, sample syllabi from courses taught and/or prospective courses, academic writing sample, graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation.



Applications must be received by February 15 to be assured of consideration.


We affirm that Elon University values and celebrates the diverse backgrounds, cultures, experiences, and perspectives of our community members. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, and our employees are people who foster respect for human differences, passion for lifelong learning, personal integrity, and an ethic of work and service. Diversity not only includes race and gender identity, but also age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, religion, and many other parts of one’s identity. All our employees’ points of view are key to our success, and inclusion is everyone's responsibility. 


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