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Assistant, Associate or Full Professor of Public Policy and Law

Trinity College
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Sep 26, 2023

Position Information

Assistant, Associate or Full Professor of Public Policy and Law

Tenure Track or Non Tenure Track
Tenure Track

Faculty Rank
Open-rank Professor

Open Date

Close Date

Full or Part Time
Full Time

Position Summary

The Trinity College Public Policy and Law Program seeks applications for an open-rank professor position (advanced tenure-track assistant, tenured associate, or tenured full professor) focusing on public policy and/or public law, commencing in Fall 2024.

We prefer candidates with a record of departmental service and/or leadership and an interest in collaborating with colleagues to strengthen our unique interdisciplinary program. We encourage applicants who share our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Trinity College seeks a faculty that reflects the changing demographics of our student body, including candidates from backgrounds historically underrepresented in higher education. Our student body is diverse, representing 41 states and 70 countries, with 21 percent U.S. students of color and 50 percent who identify as women. More than 90 percent of students live on campus. Trinity is a highly selective, independent, nonsectarian liberal arts institution located in the capital city of Hartford, Conn. With more than 2,100 full-time undergraduate students and 91 graduate students, the college maintains a rigorous academic profile complemented by a vibrant and diverse co-curricular program. We consider our location in a culturally and socioeconomically diverse capital city to be among Trinity’s most distinctive assets, and we cultivate strong connections with our surrounding neighbors and with institutions and organizations throughout Hartford and the region. As a preeminent liberal arts college in an urban setting, Trinity College prepares students to be bold, independent thinkers who lead transformative lives.

The typical teaching load is 2-3 with a one-semester leave every fourth year. The successful candidate will receive annual research and conference travel funds.

To ensure full consideration please submit the following materials by November 1, 2023: a cover letter (describing research; teaching; and commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion), CV, sample of scholarly writing, course syllabi, course evaluations, and contact information for at least three individuals who will provide letters of reference.


The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:
(1) A Ph.D. in Public Policy, Political Science, Sociology, or a related field.
(2) A strong record of published research related to public policy and/or public law.
(3) Demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching related to public policy and/or public law.


Competitive salary and benefits, plus start-up expense fund.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants are asked to list contact information for reference providers, including email addresses. Once a completed dossier is submitted, automatic emails will be generated to each reference provider, directing each referee to a unique URL where the referee must upload a letter of recommendation. Applicants using Interfolio (or other dossier service) should provide the appropriate unique Interfolio email address for each reference letter writer.

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Trinity College is an independent, nonsectarian liberal arts college for men and women, with approximately 2,200 undergraduate students and 200 faculty members, located in Hartford, Connecticut. Our Mission is “Engage. Connect. Transform.” As the preeminent liberal arts college in an urban setting, Trinity College prepares students to be bold, independent thinkers who lead transformative lives. Trinity is an actively engaged community of students, faculty and staff who work together to develop and sustain the intellectual and creative opportunities central to a first-class liberal arts education. Hartford, the state capital, provides many opportunities for cultural and social engagement.

The College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. Trinity is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities should request, in advance, any needed accommodation in order to participate in the application process.

For all faculty positions, completion of the Ph.D. or appropriate equivalent is expected. Candidates should have a strong commitment to undergraduate and interdisciplinary teaching in a liberal arts context, and a well-articulated plan for sustained research. Trinity is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and service.

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