Apply Now: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Political Theory at Louisiana State University

Louisiana State University:  Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Political Theory


The Department of Political Science invites applicants for an Assistant Professor position in Political Theory, beginning in the Fall of 2024. Sub-field specialization is open. Pending final approval, the position will be full-time, tenure-track, with a 2-2 teaching load. Candidates should be prepared to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses.

The chosen applicant will maintain an active research agenda with regular publications, and participate in departmental, college, and university service activities commensurate with rank.


Ph.D. in Political Science or related field by the Fall of 2024. Candidates with Ph.D. in hand are preferred, but those who are close to completion and will finish by the time of the appointment will be considered. An active and rigorous research agenda is critical, as well as a commitment to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Experience working in and an ability to contribute to a multicultural setting is essential.

Application instructions:

Application materials should include:

  1. a letter of application stating the candidate’s research and teaching interests;
  2. a curriculum vitae;
  3. a writing sample;
  4. a research agenda;
  5. a teaching statement;
  6. any teaching materials (e.g., course evaluations and syllabi);
  7. and a diversity statement addressing commitment to inclusivity and support for diverse populations in their past efforts and plans for future inclusiveness in teaching and research.

In addition, three current letters of recommendation should be sent directly to Robert Hogan, Chair, Department of Political Science, 240 Stubbs, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803-5433 or by email to

Please attach all documents under the “Resume/CV” section of your application. Attachments are limited to five.

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Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2023.



From the department:

Established in 1907, LSU’s Department of Political Science has been a gathering place for some of the finest teachers and scholars in the discipline. Past and present faculty include four presidents of the Southern Political Science Association, two presidents of the American Political Science Association, five editors of such prestigious academic journals as the Journal of Politics, the American Political Science Review, and the American Politics Quarterly, several Fulbright scholars, a program director of the National Science Foundation, and a member of the National Council on Humanities.

The Department of Political Science is one of the few in the country equally renowned for its quantitative and theoretical research. This dual focus was shaped not only at LSU but nationwide by our own prominent intellects including Taylor Cole, Charles Hyneman, Eric Voegelin, Wilmoore Kendall, Walter Berns, William Havard and René Williamson.

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