Apply Now: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Political Science at Gonzaga University

Gonzaga University: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Political Science (American Politics)


The Department of Political Science at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant professor in the field of American Politics beginning in the fall semester of 2022.

The department seeks applicants who will teach courses and conduct research primarily in the field of American political behavior. The successful candidate will offer courses covering some combination of the following topics: public opinion, voting behavior, campaigns and elections, or political parties. The ability to teach undergraduate level research design and methods is also desirable.

They are especially interested in candidates whose research is attentive to social and racial justice or the political action or experiences of marginalized communities. Preference will also be given to candidates whose teaching methods and materials intentionally foster the full participation and engagement of our students, with particular attention to students with marginalized identities.

The ideal candidate will hold a Ph.D. in Political Science by July 2022 and will become an integral part of a department of nine faculty members dedicated primarily to excellence in undergraduate teaching.

The successful candidate will regularly teach introduction to American politics as part of their 3-3 load along with upper division courses consistent with their research specialization and aligned with departmental needs. An active research agenda leading to publication in the field and significant undergraduate advising and mentoring will be expected of the candidate who joins our department.


  1. Ph.D. in Political Science or related field. ABDs considered, with the expectation degree is in hand by July 15, 2022.
  2. Evidence of teaching effectiveness, including the ability to effectively create inclusive learning environments with learners from diverse and marginalized backgrounds.
  3. Demonstrated active research agenda focusing on American political behavior.

To Apply

To apply, please complete an online application and electronically submit:

  1. a cover letter;
  2. a curriculum vitae;
  3. a 1-2 page statement of teaching philosophy;
  4. a statement detailing your experience engaging with diverse communities and articulating how your teaching, scholarship and service would contribute toward fostering an inclusive learning environment on campus;
  5. unofficial copies of graduate school transcripts;
  6. and the names and email addresses of three persons who will be writing letters of recommendation (letters will be solicited for candidates placed on the long list)

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The application deadline is September 24, 2021.



About the school:

Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution, and is therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive mission. Gonzaga University is a committed EEO/AA employer and diversity candidates are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their disability status and/or protected veteran status.

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