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.
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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