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Associate or Full Professor of Political Science in American Politics, Political Behavior (Tenured)

Political Science Department
Evanston, Illinois
Start date
Oct 1, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Deadline: Review Begins immediately. Applications received before October 20th, 2023 will receive full consideration |  Apply Here »

The Department of Political Science at Northwestern University seeks applications for a full-time, tenured, Associate or Full Professor of American Politics who specializes in Political Behavior to begin on September 1, 2024. We seek a scholar whose research and teaching tackle important, problem-driven questions about democracy and representation, including, but not limited to, partisanship as social identity, polarization of American politics, elite manipulation of mass opinion, misinformation, and mass responses to the erosion of democratic norms. Outstanding candidates for this position are experts in survey and experimental methods with a track record of mentoring graduate and undergraduate students in research methods and substantive scholarship. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research dovetails with scholarship on political institutions and/or racial and ethnic politics.

The successful candidate will teach a combination of graduate and undergraduate courses, as well as participate in departmental activities and service. Ph.D. in Political Science or a closely related field or an equivalent terminal degree is required.

The candidate will join a university with a broad, interdisciplinary community of scholars affiliated with departments and programs such as the Center for Diversity and Democracy (CSDD), the Institute for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern (ISEN), the Institute for Policy Research (IPR), the Global Poverty Research Lab, the Center for Native American and Indigenous Research (CNAIR), the Council for Race and Ethnic Studies (CRES), the Northwestern Institute of Complex System (NICO), Sociology, Psychology, Computer Science, Statistics and Data Science, the School of Education and Social Policy, the School of Communication, Kellogg School of Management, among others.

Applications should include a cover letter, current CV, writing sample, research statement, teaching statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness, diversity statement, and contact information for three letters of recommendation. The hiring committee will only solicit letters from finalists invited for on-campus interviews. Review will begin immediately. Applications received by October 20th will receive full consideration. The committee will accept new applications until the position is filled.


For inquiries about the job advertisement or application, please reach out to Stephen Monteiro, Business Administrator in the Department of Political Science, by email:


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