Duke University, Department of Political Science

Position ID:Duke-Department of Political Science-APCEP [#25591]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Political Science / Comparative Politics
Appl Deadline:2023/12/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/09/06, listed until 2023/12/01)
Position Description:    

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Assistant Professor Position in Comparative Ethnic Politics

The Department of Political Science at Duke University in Durham, NC invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in Comparative Ethnic Politics to begin July 1, 2024. Candidates are expected to demonstrate theoretical innovation, regional expertise, and empirical acumen in their research and teaching.  The search committee is particularly interested in scholars studying the formation and expression of ethnic identity, the salience of ethnic political demands, the political mobilization of ethnic groups, the representation of ethnic groups in political institutions and constitutional design across different types of regimes, the relationship between ethnic identity, distributional outcomes and/or ethnic conflict. Fault-lines in some societies focus on sectarian rather than ethnic identity. The scope of the search includes such cases. Finally, the committee is also interested in theoretical and methodological innovations in the conceptualization and measurement of ethnic identity.

Duke University and The Department of Political Science are strongly committed to advancing inclusive excellence throughout our research, teaching, and service activities. A diverse faculty – defined broadly as representing a wide range of identities, lived experiences, and perspectives – is a prerequisite for excellence and is essential to driving innovation within our scholarly community. To achieve these goals, it is essential that all members of the community feel valued and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard.  All members of our community are expected to uphold these values, and we seek to hire faculty who are passionate about working to increase the participation and success of individuals from different backgrounds and communities. 

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, along with a curriculum vitae, a statement describing their research agenda in no more than three pages, graduate school transcripts, two writing samples, a teaching statement covering evidence of teaching excellence, a statement on how they would contribute to advancing the university’s diversity mission, as explained below, and three letters of recommendation. All application materials should be submitted electronically using the following site: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/25591 . Address correspondence through that portal to: Prof. Edmund Malesky, PhD, Chair of the CEP Search Committee, Department of Political Science, Duke University, 140 Science Drive; 208 Gross Hall; Campus Box 90204; Durham, NC 27708. 


Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
email address
Prof. Edmund Malesky, PhD, Chair of the CEP Search Committee,
Department of Political Science
Duke University
140 Science Drive, 208 Gross Hall
Campus Box 90204
Durham, NC 27708