Politics Department, The Catholic University of America

Position ID:CUA-POLITICS-APP [#8751]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Politics
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Washington, District of Columbia 20064, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Political Science / Comparative Politics, Political Theory, American Politics, Latin American Politics, International Relations, Political Science, Public Law
Starting Date:2017/08/20
Appl Deadline: finished (posted 2016/12/22)
Position Description:    

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Assistant Professor of Politics

The Department of Politics at the Catholic University of America invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position to begin in August 2017. Applicants at the associate rank may also be considered. While we encourage applications by candidates in any field, our priority is to recruit in World Politics, which comprises Comparative Politics and International Relations. Located in the nation’s capital, the Department of Politics offers a popular undergraduate major and a distinguished MA and PhD program.

We seek candidates who understand, are enthusiastic about, and will make a significant contribution to the mission of the University, which reads as follows: “As the national university of the Catholic Church in the United States, founded and sponsored by the bishops of the country with the approval of the Holy See, The Catholic University of America is committed to being a comprehensive Catholic and American institution of higher learning, faithful to the teachings of Jesus Christ as handed on by the Church. Dedicated to advancing the dialogue between faith and reason, The Catholic University of America seeks to discover and impart the truth through excellence in teaching and research, all in service to the Church, the nation and the world.”

Expertise in a regional area such as Latin America, the Middle East or Eastern Europe is a plus. Security studies and foreign policy are traditional strengths of the department. Beyond these fields, areas of interest include but are not limited to political theory and constitutionalism. We seek applicants who can enhance the historical, institutional and theoretical strengths of the department. Candidates who can cross field and disciplinary lines and articulate the relevance of ethical and religious concerns in their areas of specialty are particularly attractive.

Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should send a letter of interest, a CV, and a writing sample to pol-search@cua.edu and arrange for the submission of graduate transcripts and three letters of reference. In addition, applicants are asked to submit a one- to two-page statement indicating how their research, teaching, and service will make a distinctive contribution to our University’s mission and to the vision of Catholic education outlined in the Apostolic Constitution on Catholic Universities Ex Corde Ecclesiae, which can be found here: http://w2.vatican.va/content/john-paul-ii/en/apost_constitutions/documents/hf_jp-ii_apc_15081990_ex-corde-ecclesiae.html . Questions about the position may be addressed to Dr. Dennis Coyle, departmental chair, at coyle@cua.edu.

The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making the final offer of employment. The Catholic University of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Contact: Dennis Coyle, 202-319-5813, 202-319-6289 (fax)
Email: email
Postal Mail:
Dr. Dennis Coyle
Politics Department
c/o Columbus School of Law
404-Copy/Mail Room
The Catholic University of America
620 Michigan Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20064
Web Page: http://politics.cua.edu/

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