Apply Now: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of American Politics at Benedictine College

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Apply Now: Assistant Professor of American Politics, Benedictine College


The Department of Political Science at Benedictine College seeks a full-time tenure-track assistant professor in American politics to begin in the fall of 2024.

The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in politics or a closely related field (ABD will be considered). Only complete applications will be considered.

Benedictine College is a Catholic, liberal arts college faithful to its mission of educating men and women within a community of faith and scholarship. The College is committed to the Roman Catholic Church’s vision of higher education, as articulated in Ex Corde Ecclesiae. It is ranked by the Cardinal Newman Society as one of the top Catholic colleges in the nation, listed as one of America’s Best Colleges by US News & World Report, and named as one of the top twenty colleges in America by a First Things magazine study of more than 2,000 colleges and universities. Benedictine College is located in Atchison, KS, near Kansas City, MO. Candidates should address their ability to further the Catholic, Benedictine, and liberal arts mission of the college in their materials. 

Essential Functions:

Teach four classes per semester (fall and spring) for the Political Science Department in the subdiscipline of American politics, broadly understood. In particular, the candidate may be asked to teach courses on congress, the courts, the presidency, public policy, political parties, interest groups, and the founding. Secondary field open. Ability to teach on the American Catholic intellectual tradition will be preferred.

Knowledge of and commitment to Catholic social teaching will be a positive factor in the hiring decision. Additional responsibilities may include engagement in and service to the department, college, and community.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated teaching excellence in a liberal arts setting.

Application Instructions:

Applications must include:

  1. a cover letter;
  2. a curriculum vitae;
  3. and three current letters of reference (may be sent directly from recommenders to to preserve confidentiality).

Please contact Nathan Orlando ( with any questions.

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Review of applications will begin October 9, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.



From the school

Benedictine College has a full-time undergraduate enrollment of approximately 1900 students and is a mission-centered academic community. Its mission as a Catholic, Benedictine, liberal arts, and residential college is the education of men and women within a community of faith and scholarship. Benedictine College provides a liberal arts education through academic programs based on a core of studies in the arts and sciences. In addition, the college provides education for careers through both professional courses of study and major programs in the liberal arts and sciences. As an essential element of its mission, Benedictine College fosters scholarship, independent research and performance in its students and faculty as a means of participating in and contributing to the broader world of learning.

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