Politics Department, Brandeis University

Position ID:Brandeis-Politics-ASSTPROF [#9509]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics/Latin America
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Waltham, Massachusetts 02453, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Politics
Political Economy
Starting Date:2018/07/01
Appl Deadline:2017/10/16 (posted 2017/08/09, listed until 2018/02/09)
Position Description:    

The Department of Politics at Brandeis University invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in August 2018. We seek candidates who specialize in comparative politics with regional expertise in Latin America. We are open as to the specific focus of research. Issues of particular interest include, among others, democracy/democratization/democratic erosion, political economy of Latin America, and indigenous peoples/ethnic politics. Successful candidates should be able to teach a survey course in Latin American Politics as well as courses reflecting their particular research interests. Evidence of teaching excellence and promise of a strong record of research and publication are essential.

Candidates should have PhD in hand by September 2018. Candidates scheduled to defend the dissertation in the fall and expecting to receive the degree by January will also be considered.

The Department of Politics is a PhD-granting department, and the candidate will be expected to contribute to the teaching and training of graduate students. Teaching load is 2/2, with a semester of leave after a successful Third Year Review. Qualified applicants should submit electronically a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests that includes potential course offerings, a chapter or article length writing sample, and three letters of reference to: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9509 First consideration will be given to applications received by October 16, 2017. Questions about the position can be directed to: Professor Eva Bellin, Chair, Comparative Politics/Latin America Search Committee (ebellin@brandeis.edu).

Brandeis University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities. Diversity in its student body, staff and faculty is important to Brandeis’ primary mission of providing a quality education. The search committee is therefore particularly interested in candidates who, through their creative endeavors, teaching and/or service experiences, will increase Brandeis’ reputation for academic excellence and better prepare its students for a pluralistic society.


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Department of Politics
Brandeis University
415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02453

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