Assistant Professor of Political Science (Theory), Tenure-track

Elon, North Carolina, United States

Job description

The Department of Political Science and Policy Studies at Elon University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Political Theory, beginning in August 2018.

Candidates must hold a PhD in Political Science or closely related field by August 15, 2018. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate courses in political theory, including American Political Thought, as well as introductory American Government and courses in Elon’s General Studies program.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to teaching widely across the history of political thought. The ability to teach courses in modern and/or contemporary political theory is desirable.

Candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching in a liberal arts environment, potential to teach interdisciplinary courses in Elon’s Core Curriculum, ability to supervise undergraduate research in independent studies and senior seminars, and an active scholarship agenda.

Elon is a dynamic private, co-educational, comprehensive institution that is a national model for actively engaging faculty and students in teaching and learning in a liberal arts based residential campus. To learn more about Elon, please visit us at

How to apply

To apply, please first fill out the required application form online at:

Complete the application process by sending a letter of interest, curriculum vita, sample syllabi, evidence of teaching effectiveness, writing sample, transcripts, and two letters of recommendation as one .pdf file to (Letters of recommendation may be sent separately if necessary). Applications must be received by October 1, 2017 to be assured of consideration.

Elon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and welcomes all applicants.

Elon University is a selective, independent university renowned as a national model for engaged learning, along with excellence in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs. Elon's beautiful and historic campus in central North Carolina is designated as a botanical garden.