Chapman University, Political Science

Position ID:Chapman University-Political Science-POLITICALSCIENCETT [#22512]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Political Science, Tenure Track
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Orange, California 92866, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Political Science / Politics of the Arab World, Middle East
Appl Deadline:2022/09/19 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/08/26, finished 2023/03/25)
Position Description:   URMs  

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The Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Political Science Department invites applications for an assistant professor (tenure-track) with area expertise in the Middle East to begin in Fall 2023. The successful applicant will possess an active research agenda and a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching. Candidates should be prepared to teach upper-level courses that situate the Middle East in the international arena, as well as introductory courses in international relations, comparative politics, or the subfield of their expertise. Chapman University is a nationally-ranked institution offering traditional undergraduate and graduate programs in the heart of Orange County, one of Southern California’s most diverse and vibrant regions. The University has achieved R2 status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, a distinction held by just 10 percent of all U.S. universities. Our faculty include academic leaders who excel in research, publishing, and world-class teaching in our 11 schools and colleges. Dedicated to forward-looking, personalized education, we create an environment for unlimited achievement by both our students and faculty. Chapman University is dedicated to fostering diversity and inclusion across campus. As part of this ongoing work, the university recently hired a new Vice President of diversity, equity, and inclusion to coordinate existing efforts across departments and offices and to cultivate new initiatives that support faculty, students, and staff. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman University is available at In addition, Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences has established Engaging the World, a series of semester-long, interdisciplinary examinations of key societal issues and challenges, with a focus on “Ethnic Studies” in Fall 2022, and “Health Equity” in Fall 2023:


We seek candidates whose research agendas bridge theory and practice in the contemporary world, and who can therefore contribute to experiential learning programs and other efforts to advance Chapman University’s mission of developing global citizens. Some preference will be given to candidates who are familiar with the language(s) and culture(s) of the MENA region. Requirements include a Ph.D. in a relevant field from an accredited University at the time of hire, evidence of promising scholarly work, and a record of effective and innovative teaching.


The successful candidate will develop and teach upper-level courses that situate the Middle East in the international arena, as well as introductory courses in international relations, comparative politics, or the subfield of their expertise their area of expertise. Tenure-track faculty members are expected to develop and maintain an active research agenda and are evaluated on their research/scholarly/creative activity, teaching, and service.

Contact Information

Qualified applicants should electronically submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research (2 pages max), statement of teaching philosophy (2 pages max), a Chapman faculty employment application (, and have three references sent, to: John Compton, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair Care of Academic Jobs Online at For inquiries about this position please email Talisa Flores at Use “Political Science Position” as the email subject line.

Application review begins September 19th and continues until the position is filled. Writing and syllabi samples may be requested after the initial review of applications by the search committee. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Chapman University offers a relocation expense reimbursement package as well as a first-time Orange County homebuyer assistance program. Successful completion of a background check is required for the final candidate. This position is subject to final budget approval.

Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

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