Apply Now: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of American Politics at the Catholic University of America

The Catholic University of America:  TenureTrack Assistant Professor of American Politics


The Department of Politics at The Catholic University of America invites applications
for a tenure-track faculty appointment in American politics, to begin in the fall of 2024.

The department is interested in a candidate with a range of interests, including but not limited to public opinion, ideology, political parties, elections, and the presidency. The successful candidate could also play an important advisory role for Washington, D.C. internship programs.

The department especially welcomes applicants whose research interests complement its
traditional strengths in historical, theoretical, and institutional perspectives.

The department 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 the 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 Jakub Grygiel, Department Chair, at

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Review of applications will begin November 15, 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.

Situated on a large and beautiful campus, Catholic University is only three metro stops from
the Capitol. Politics is one of the largest majors on campus, attracting many students who
value the community of a Catholic university while pursuing careers related to politics and
law in the nation’s capital. The department’s Ph.D. program has a long and distinguished
history, and the development of professionally minded M.A. programs is a University

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