Job Opening: Open Rank Faculty Position at Notre Dame

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Apply Now: Open Rank Faculty Position in the Constitutional Studies Program, University of Notre Dame


The Department of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for an open-rank full-time, tenure track/tenured faculty position in Constitutional Studies. The department seeks applications from promising and distinguished scholars with a research focus in American constitutionalism, which includes but is not limited to public law, the history and philosophy of American democracy, and American constitutional development. Applications are due by October 1, 2019.

The successful candidate will be a member of and offer graduate-level courses in the Department’s Ph.D. subfield in Constitutional Studies and core classes in the University’s undergraduate minor in Constitutional Studies, such as: “American Constitutionalism,” “Constitutional Government & Public Policy,” and “The History and Philosophy of Constitutional Government.”

The successful candidate will also contribute to Notre Dame’s thriving Program in Constitutional Studies, a center of research and teaching devoted to the production of distinguished scholarship and the cultivation of knowledgeable and civically-minded citizens. The Program directs the University’s growing 100+ student minor in Constitutional Studies and sponsors many lectures, seminars, and colloquia each academic year.

Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit:

  1. A letter of interest;
  2. a curriculum vita;
  3. three letters of reference (for non-tenured candidates);
  4. a teaching statement which includes a summary of any teaching evaluations available.


Candidates with tenure may apply here >>

Candidates who have not yet achieved tenure may apply here >>

Applications are due by October 1, 2019.



About the Constitutional Studies Program

The Constitutional Studies Program at Notre Dame, a JMC partner program, is a minor that seeks to educate students on constitutional governments and how they may be used to secure the common good. Thoughtful and educated citizens must possess certain virtues; they must understand and be able to implement, defend, and, if need be, reform constitutional institutions. By creating informed citizens, the program contributes to the University’s mission to pursue truth and to nurture a concern for the common good that will bear fruit as learning becomes service to justice.

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About the Department of Political Science

The Department of Political Science at Notre Dame offers students outstanding opportunities for intellectual growth, professional development, and success in their careers. The department is home to more than 500 majors, 80 Ph.D. students, and over 45 tenure-track or tenured professors. It offers three degrees through 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: American politics, constitutional studies, methodology, comparative politics, international relations, and political theory.

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