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Assistant Professor of Political Science

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Position Information

Position Information

Requisition Number: 0171051
Division: Academic Affairs
Department: Political Science
College: Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts
Academic Title: Assistant Professor of Political Science
Rank: Assistant Professor
Tenure Status: Tenure Track
Work Status: Full-time Regular
Faculty Announcement:

The Department of Political Science at Loyola Marymount University invites applications for a position (open to applications from specialists in international relations or comparative politics) at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in the Fall of 2018. Courses to be taught include Introduction to International Relations and Politics of the Global Economy. We also welcome courses on topics that support our interdisciplinary initiatives, such as the global environment, global poverty and inequality, sustainability, urbanization, political regimes, and democratization. Expertise in South Asia as well as global experience a plus. It is expected that candidates will teach an undergraduate research methods course on a rotating basis. The teaching load is spread over a two-year cycle. Faculty have a three-course load semester once every two years, and for the other three semesters, the teaching load is two courses. We are seeking to hire a dedicated teacher and emerging scholar who will embrace the department’s mission of helping students become informed, analytically reflective, and engaged global citizens.
Loyola Marymount, a comprehensive Catholic university in the mainstream of American higher education, seeks professionally outstanding applicants who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence, the education of the whole person, the service of faith and the promotion of justice. LMU is an equal opportunity institution actively working to promote an intercultural learning community. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. (Visit for more information.) Loyola Marymount has a strong commitment to diversity, broadly defined, and therefore encourages applicants that enhance the racial diversity of the department; who are committed to working within a diverse campus community; and who are enthusiastic about working in an institution where minority and women faculty can thrive.
The application requires: 1) a cover letter (outlining area of expertise, teaching and research interests, and resonance with LMU’s mission); 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of teaching philosophy that demonstrates your approach to teaching in the liberal arts tradition, and, if applicable, teaching evaluations and/or sample syllabi; and 4) three letters of recommendation. Candidate materials should be emailed together as a complete package to: M.J. Cho at Three letters of recommendation should be scanned and signed by the recommenders and emailed by the recommender directly to M.J. Cho: Please direct questions to M.J. Cho at the above address. Only electronic applications will be considered. We will begin reviewing applications on September 25; the position will be open until filled. Preliminary interviewing will be conducted at the APSA Annual Meeting.

Candidates with a Ph.D. are preferred; ABD applications who anticipate completion of the doctorate by Fall 2018 will be considered.

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Posting Date: 08/11/2017
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