Job Opportunity at University of Maine: Theory/Con Law

The Department of Political Science at the University of Maine invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track academic-year faculty position in Political Theory and U.S. Constitutional Law at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an anticipated start date of September 1, 2018.


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Responsibilities and Duties

This position includes teaching, research, and service. The faculty member will maintain a productive research program. The standard teaching load is 2/3, with a mix of introductory and upper-level undergraduate courses. Teaching and service responsibilities include holding regular office hours, advising students on their course of study, aiding them in the registration process, advising students in pre-law and the interdisciplinary minor in Legal Studies, developing relationships with the Maine legal community, and participating actively in the internal governance of the department and representing it in interactions with the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and university communities. Service to the department, college, and university is expected.


We are interested in hiring a broadly trained political theorist who can teach courses in the history of political thought and contemporary political theory as well as on U.S. constitutional law and related topics. Additional requirements include evidence of ability for success in university-level teaching and evidence of ability to develop and pursue a research agenda, including peer-reviewed publications, in the candidate’s area of expertise. ABDs may apply but a Ph.D. in Political Science or equivalent field is required by the start of the position.


Applicants should submit:

  1. a letter of application describing their credentials and experience relative to the qualifications above
  2. a current C.V.
  3. official or unofficial graduate transcripts
  4. teaching evaluations
  5. a one page teaching statement
  6. three letters of recommendation

Additional information, such as official transcripts, course syllabi, and writing samples may be requested at a later time. Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by February 10, 2018 will be assured full consideration.

Incomplete applications cannot be considered. Appropriate background checks will be required.

Applicants should submit applications electronically to:

Letters of Reference should be emailed to

Specific questions may be addressed to Amy Fried, Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science,, 207-581-1797.

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