Apply Now: Assistant/Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame

University of Notre Dame

Apply Now: Assistant/Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Notre Dame


The Department of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for a non-tenure track position as a teaching and advising faculty member.

The position is open to the field of Political Science and will involve teaching a mix of larger and smaller undergraduate classes, advising the department’s large number of undergraduate majors, and assisting in the administration of the department’s undergraduate program.

The department expects the appointment to be at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor, but may consider hiring at the rank of Associate Teaching Professor for exceptional candidates with significant experience as college or university instructors. The position also offers the potential of reappointment and promotion to Associate Teaching Professor (for candidates hired at the Assistant Teaching Professor level) and Full Teaching Professor. Decisions on reappointment and promotion of teaching faculty members are based on demonstrated excellence in teaching, advising, and service.


Successful candidates will have demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching and a commitment to teaching and mentoring undergraduate students.

Preference for this position will be given to candidates who already have a Ph.D. However, candidates who are very near completion of a Ph.D. and provide clear evidence of likely completion by the end of the current academic year will be considered.

Application Instructions:

All applications should include:

  1. a curriculum vitae;
  2. a letter of interest;
  3. a teaching statement;
  4. teaching evaluations;
  5. a proposed syllabus for a lecture course;
  6. a proposed syllabus for a small seminar course;
  7. and three letters of recommendation.

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Applications are due by December 15, 2021, with interviews of a short list of candidates to be conducted early in the Spring 2022 semester.



From the department

The Department of Political Science at Notre Dame offers students outstanding opportunities for intellectual growth, professional development, and success in their careers.  We are home to more than 500 majors, 80 Ph.D. students, and over 45 tenure-track or tenured professors.

We offer three degrees through our undergraduate and graduate programs: a bachelor of arts (B.A.), a master of arts (M.A.), and a doctorate (Ph.D.) 

The Department’s signature main subfields include:

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