Assistant Professor in Politics (Tenure Track) – American Law and Comparative/American politics

The Politics program at Marymount University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level beginning in August 2021 (the successful candidate may choose to defer the start date until January, 2022). The standard teaching load is 3/3, all at the undergraduate level. Successful candidates will have demonstrated teaching experience and research interests in American law, and comparative or American politics, as well as a demonstrated teaching ability in normative theory. Preference will be given to candidates with a research focus and/or demonstrated teaching experience in one or more of the following areas: politics of underrepresented groups, gender and politics, environmental politics, mass behavior, social movements, and additional topics in comparative and American politics. The search committee prefers candidates with teaching and research experience, respect for liberal arts education within the Catholic intellectual tradition, and an interest in inquiry-based teaching. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or assurance they will complete the degree by August 2021. Applications should include a cover letter, c.v., evidence of excellence in teaching and research, and at least three letters of recommendation. The committee will begin reviewing applications on June 18, 2021, and accept applications until the position is filled.

Please submit applications via our application website.

Confidential letters of recommendation should be sent to:

Please feel free to contact Chad Rector ( and Margaret Tseng ( with any questions.

About the politics program at Marymount:

Marymount’s Politics program is part of the Marymount University School of Humanities, housed in the College of Sciences and Humanities. Faculty are expected to teach high-quality student-centric undergraduate courses in face-to-face settings. The College of Sciences and Humanities is located on Marymount University’s Main Campus.

Marymount University welcomes and values all members of our community. Guided by the mission of our founders, the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary (RSHM), to achieve unity through diversity, Marymount honors our diversity as a source of strength. Our differences inspire intellectual curiosity and collectively allow us to tackle the challenges of the world. We seek to foster an inclusive community in which each person’s race, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, veteran status, age, ability, class, national origin, and immigration status are fully respected and celebrated. According to the vision of the RSHM that “ALL may have life, and have it to the FULL,” we strive to create an atmosphere of mutual respect, cooperation, and civility where all community members are S.A.I.N.T.S—Safe, Accepted, Included, Needed, Treasured, and Seen.

Major duties and responsibilities

  • Support and integrate the mission and core values of Marymount University and Academic Affairs, including our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Teach a 3/3 course load each year.
  • Maintain a successful record of quality, peer reviewed scholarship.
  • Maintain office hours at times which provide appropriate access to students.

Other duties

  • Assume professional responsibilities as requested by the Dean of the College and/or School Director.
  • Engage in on-going professional development which will include scholarship activities such as research, presentations, and participation with professional organizations.
  • Contribute to the University, College of Sciences and Humanities, and School of Humanities functions and services, including assessments, and continuous improvement activities.

Job requirements

  • Ph.D. (or ABD with completion by 8/15/2021) in Politics/Political Science/Government from an accredited institution. Applicants with solely a J.D. and/or master’s degree are not eligible for this position.


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