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Active Searches in 2021-2022

We are committed to building an intellectually vibrant, culturally inclusive, and academically diverse community of faculty, and we welcome applications from scholars of diverse backgrounds and those historically under-represented in the academy. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States, but the University will consider applicants who require sponsorship for employment visa status. Applications and supporting documents will be accepted only by online submission at https://polisci.northwestern.edu/about/faculty-searches.html. For inquiries, please contact Stephen Monteiro.

Assistant Professor of American Politics

Deadline: Friday, October 15, 2021 |  Apply »

The Department of Political Science at Northwestern University seeks applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in American Politics to begin on September 1, 2022. We seek scholars studying problems relating to inequality, power, and/or democracy. Within those broad themes, we are open with respect to particular substantive topic and scholarly lens. We especially welcome scholars who study political institutions, the intersection of institutions and behavior, American political economy, American political development, and/or public law. This search is part of a thematic, multi-line search in the areas of inequality, power, and democracy; at least one new colleague should have excellent quantitative skills. The successful applicant will teach a combination of graduate and undergraduate courses. A Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree is expected by the start date. Applications should include a cover letter, current CV, writing sample, research statement, teaching statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness, diversity statement, and three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2021, and all applications received by October 15, 2021 will be guaranteed full consideration.

ASSOCIATE Professor of American Politics

Deadline: Friday, October 15, 2021 |  Apply »

The Department of Political Science at Northwestern University seeks applications for a full-time, tenured Associate Professor position in American Politics to begin on September 1, 2022. We seek scholars studying problems relating to inequality, power, and/or democracy. Within those broad themes, we are open with respect to particular substantive topic and scholarly lens. We especially welcome scholars who study political institutions, the intersection of institutions and behavior, American political economy, American political development, and/or public law. This search is part of a thematic, multi-line search in the areas of inequality, power, and democracy; at least one new colleague should have excellent quantitative skills. The successful applicant will teach a combination of graduate and undergraduate courses. Applications should include a cover letter, current CV, writing sample, research statement, teaching statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness, diversity statement, and the names of three references. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2021, and all applications received by October 15, 2021 will be guaranteed full consideration.

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