Apply Now: Tenure-Track Professor in Political Theory at Harvard University

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Apply Now: Tenure-Track Professor in Political Theory, Harvard University


The Department of Government at Harvard University seeks to appoint a tenure-track professor in Government specializing in Political Theory.

The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2024. The tenure-track professor will be responsible for teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.


A doctorate or terminal degree in Political Science, Government or related disciplines is required by the time the appointment begins. Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching and advising is desired.

Application Instructions:

Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal ( The Committee will begin reviewing applications on September 8, 2023:

  1. a cover letter;
  2. a curriculum vitae;
  3. a teaching/advising statement (describing teaching philosophy and practices);
  4. a research statement;
  5. a statement describing efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past, current, and anticipated future contributions in these areas;
  6. names and contact information of 3-5 referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted. (Three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is considered complete only when at least three letters have been received. At least one letter must come from someone who has not served as the candidate’s undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral advisor.);
  7. and publications or copies of creative works, if applicable.

Any questions should be directed to Eric Beerbohm, Search Committee, Department of Government at

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Candidates are encouraged to apply by September 15, 2023. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.



From the department

The Government Department at Harvard is home to one of the world’s leading communities of study and scholarship in political science.  With 165 Ph.D. students, over 300 undergraduate concentrators and a range of visiting scholars and postdoctoral fellows, our academic community is large, diverse and vibrant.  It represents a broad and changing spectrum of interests, backgrounds, and approaches. We have strength in teaching and research not only in the four main fields of political science—American Politics, Political Theory, Comparative Politics, and International Relations—but also in Quantitative Methods and Formal Theory. Our approaches include Historical Institutionalism, Political Economy, Race, Ethnicity and Politics, and Social Policy. 

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