Assistant Professor, Political Science

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Job description

The Department of Political Science at La Salle University seeks applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position with a specialization in American Politics and/or International Relations. The successful candidate will have a strong record of research and publication and a commitment to high quality and dynamic teaching. We are particularly interested in candidates who can offer a range of electives across their subfield, teach research methods and supervise undergraduate capstone projects. The successful candidate will teach across our curriculum, maintain an active research agenda and scholarly activity, participate in recruitment and advisement of students, serve on departmental and university committees, promote program development, contribute to assessment efforts, and advise student organizations.


A Ph.D. in Political Science or a related discipline must be in hand or near completion at the time of the application.

How to apply

Interested applicants should submit – either through Interfolio or by some other appropriate means – the following materials to Dr. Miguel Glatzer, Chair of the Search Committee, Political Science Department, La Salle University ( Applications should include: (1) a letter of application identifying areas of specialization, research/scholarship interests and teaching philosophy, (2) a curriculum vita, (3) official graduate transcripts, and (4) three letters of recommendation sent under separate cover. Examples of scholarship and/or summary evidence of teaching evaluations or effectiveness, where available, should also be submitted. The department’s review of applications will begin on January 30, 2018.

Position begins in August 2018.

Applications received by January 30, 2018 will receive full consideration.

La Salle University, dedicated in the traditions of the Christian Brothers to excellence in teaching and to concern for both ultimate values and for the individual values of its students, is a private Roman Catholic University committed to providing a liberal education of both general and specialized studies.