Apply Now: Tenure-Track/Tenured Assistant/Associate Professor of Political Theory at the Catholic University of America

The Catholic University of America:  TenureTrack/Tenured Assistant or Associate Professor of Political Theory


The Department of Politics at The Catholic University of America invites applications for a tenuretrack or tenured faculty appointment, to begin in the fall of 2023.

Candidates should have expertise in Catholic political thought. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in the activities of the Institute for Human Ecology, including the Program on Catholic Political Thought. The department is distinguished by its focus on philosophical, institutional, and historical approaches to the study of politics. This position offers the opportunity to study politics and theory in the nation’s capital, working closely with both undergraduate and graduate students in one of the largest departments in the University.

The school seeks candidates who understand, are enthusiastic about, and will make a significant contribution to the mission of the University, which reads as follows: “As the national university of the Catholic Church in the United States, founded and sponsored by the bishops of the country with the approval of the Holy See, The Catholic University of America is committed to being a comprehensive Catholic and American institution of higher learning, faithful to the teachings of Jesus Christ as handed on by the Church. Dedicated to advancing the dialogue between faith and reason, The Catholic University of America seeks to discover and impart the truth through excellence in teaching and research, all in service to the Church, the nation and the world.”

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit the following materials to and also
arrange for the submission of three letters of reference

  1. a cover letter;
  2. a curriculum vitae;
  3. a statement of current research and future research plans;
  4. a statement of teaching philosophy;
  5. a graduate school transcript;
  6. and a sample of written work (including scholarly publications).

In addition, applicants are asked to submit a one to twopage personal statement indicating how their research, teaching, and service will make a distinctive contribution to our University’s mission and to the vision of Catholic education outlined in the Apostolic Constitution on Catholic Universities Ex Corde Ecclesiae.

Questions may be directed to Matthew Green, Department Chair, at

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



From the school:

Our university was founded by the Catholic bishops of the United States, with a charter from then Pope Leo XIII, to be the national university of the Catholic Church in America. For more than 130 years, we have lived out our mission to discover and impart the truth through excellence in teaching and research. Catholic University scientists, engineers, nurses, philosophers, theologians, historians, architects, social workers, musicians, artists, and scholars in all fields embrace both reason and faith as they apply the inexhaustible resources of the Catholic intellectual tradition to help solve the problems of contemporary life and enrich the culture around us.

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