Job Opportunity at Notre Dame: Political Theory

Assistant Professor of Political Theory

UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME.  The Program of Liberal Studies (PLS) seeks to hire a tenure-track, assistant professor in political science (AOS/AOC: Political and Social Theory), beginning August 2018. PLS is a Great Books department with 150 undergraduate majors. Founded in 1950, it has its own tenure-line faculty drawn from various disciplines and committed to an integrated program of studies. Undergraduate teaching responsibility will be a 2-2 course load, including the Program’s Great Books seminars plus a course in political and social theory.  The candidate will be expected to design the course to fit into the Program’s integrated curriculum and to focus on primary texts in three principal areas: ancient (e.g., Aristotle’s Politics), early modern (e.g., Locke’s Second Treatise), and contemporary political philosophy and social theory.  The candidate may also contribute to other disciplinary-based courses in the department as appropriate. See our website,, for current course descriptions.

Ph.D. required. Strong publication program, evidence of superior teaching, and a commitment to undergraduate education expected. Salary and research support more than competitive.

The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and others who will enhance our community. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).

Before applying, candidates are advised to consult the department description on our website ( and the university mission statement (  Catholics are strongly encouraged to apply.  Please submit letter, CV, three confidential letters of recommendation, and a brief writing sample. Deadline: September 22, 2017.

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