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Race and Global Politics; Critical Political Economies (two positions, open rank)

Johns Hopkins University
Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Oct 1, 2021

The department of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for two (2) open rank tenure-track appointments in distinct but related topical areas. For both positions, we welcome applications from all areas and fields across Political Science, though for each position we have particular interest in making appointments in either political theory or international relations. These positions may contribute to the department’s cross-field research theme in racial politics.


Under the heading of “Race and Global Politics” we intend to appoint a scholar whose work centers on the study of global politics and race, racism/anti-racism, ethnicity, minoritized groups, or postcolonial populations. We welcome applicants with historical or contemporary specializations as well as all methodological and theoretical approaches.

Under the heading of “Critical Political Economies” we seek an innovative scholar whose work challenges the boundaries of political economy and conventional notions of political power, desire, and agency. Applicants drawing from a range of theoretical, historical, ecological and/or comparative approaches are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from scholars rethinking the bearing of political economies on the formation of political subjectivities/identities, responses to historical inequalities/inequities, and enduring injustices.

Application Instructions

PhD in Political Science or related discipline required at time of appointment. Candidates should submit a letter of application, current CV, writing sample, and three letters of reference. Applicants should state in their cover letter how, through their research approaches, teaching methodology, and/or public engagement, they can contribute to the university’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Successful applicants will join a Department that recognizes faculty diversity as key to ensuring excellence in research and teaching. Successful applicants will also benefit from joining a School that enjoys vibrant interdisciplinary conversations and collaborations on race, racism, and anti-racism. All materials will be submitted online. Review of applications will begin on November 1st, 2021.

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