Assistant, Associate or Full Professor of Public Policy and
Tenure Track or Non Tenure Track
Full or Part Time
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
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
(1) A Ph.D. in Public Policy, Political Science, Sociology, or a
(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.
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.