Apply Now: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in American Politics at the University of Notre Dame

University of Notre Dame

University of Notre Dame:  Tenure-Track Assistant Professorship in American Politics


The Department of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame seeks applicants for a tenure-track appointment at the level of assistant professor in the field of American politics, with a specialty in American political institutions.

Candidates should have a promising research agenda focusing on some aspect of political institutions in the United States and be capable of excellent teaching in graduate and undergraduate courses on American political institutions. We are especially interested in candidates with strong backgrounds in quantitative research methods and who are capable of and interested in teaching courses in the department’s methods sequence.


A Ph.D. in Political Science is required. A.B.D. will be accepted if the graduation date is prior to August 17, 2021.

Application Instructions

Applicants must submit the following documents:

  1. A curriculum vitae;
  2. letter of interest;
  3. one writing sample;
  4. teaching evaluations;
  5. and three letters of recommendation.

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All files should be received by September 25, 2020 to receive full consideration.

Due to risks associated with travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, all interviews for this position will be conducted online.



About the school:

The University of Notre Dame, a Catholic research university, is an equal opportunity employer with strong academic commitments to racial, cultural, and gender diversity.  Women, individuals from historically underrepresented groups, and those attracted to a university with a Catholic identity are particularly encouraged to apply.

The University of Notre Dame supports the needs of dual career couples and has a Dual Career Assistance Program in place to assist relocating spouses and partners with their job search.

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