Assistant Professor of Political Science

Houston, Texas, United States

Job description

The Department of Political Science at Rice University, located in Houston, Texas, invites applications for a tenure-track position in comparative politics to begin July 1, 2018. The appointment will be made at the rank of assistant professor. Regional specialization is open. Assistant professors are expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses and perform research in their specialized area. Therefore, successful candidates will have a promising research agenda and strong analytical and empirical skills as well as aspire to the highest standards of scholarship, professional activity, and commitment to graduate and undergraduate education. We are especially interested in candidates whose research interests and expertise lie in the area of political behavior, legislative institutions, and/or representation.

How to apply

The application deadline is September 15, 2017. A complete application must include (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) graduate school transcripts, (4) two writing samples, and (5) three letters of recommendation (applicants must provide contact information for three references who will be contacted automatically for letters of recommendation).

Equal Opportunity Employer – Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Education Required
PhD or other Doctoral Degree

Specify Concentration / Degree Type
Candidates must currently have a Ph.D. or complete the Ph.D. by November 1, 2018.

William Marsh Rice University, commonly referred to as Rice University or Rice, is a private research university located on a heavily wooded 295-acre (1.19 km2) campus in Houston, Texas, United States. The university is situated near the Houston Museum District and adjacent to the Texas Medical Center.