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Tenure-Track Political Economy Assistant Professor

Department of Political Science
Nashville, Tennessee
Posted Date
Aug 30, 2023

The Department of Political Science at Vanderbilt University invites applications from outstanding political scientists who employ the tools of economic analysis to study political institutions and/or behavior for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor, with an appointment in the Department of Political Science, and a potential joint appointment in the Department of Economics. Both departments are committed to building an intellectually vibrant, culturally inclusive, and academically diverse community of exceptional faculty. We will give priority to important research that builds synergies within and between the political science and economics departments.  

Successful candidates will be able to contribute to graduate training in formal political theory, as well as contributing to substantive literatures in political science and economics; and successful candidates will also be expected to contribute to curriculum development in both departments, including servicing the newly-developed undergraduate minor in Political Economy.  We are especially interested in receiving applications from scholars who study domestic politics and political institutions in well-developed democratic systems of governance.  The appointment will begin Fall 2024. Salary and benefits are highly competitive. 

The Committee will begin reviewing files as early as September 20, 2023. To ensure full consideration, applicants should submit complete applications by September 27, 2023, but we welcome earlier applications, and we may schedule formal interviews at any time. We will accept applications until we fill the position. Among the qualifications required for hire is the Ph.D. in hand or expected by August 1, 2024. 

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, a writing sample, teaching evaluations (if applicable), and three letters of reference electronically. Candidates may discuss equity, diversity, and inclusion in their research and teaching statements, as applicable.


Equal Opportunity Employer


At Vanderbilt University, we are intentional about and assume accountability for fostering advancement and respect for equity, diversity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, and staff. Our commitment to diversity makes us who we are.  We have created a community that celebrates differences and lets individuality thrive. As part of this commitment, we actively value diversity in our workplace and learning environments as we seek to take advantage of the rich backgrounds and abilities of everyone. The diverse voices of Vanderbilt represent an invaluable resource for the University in its efforts to fulfill its mission and strive to be an example of excellence in higher education.


Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law. 







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