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The Department of Government at Cornell University welcomes applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Comparative Politics at the rank of assistant professor. The department has special interest in candidates whose research and teaching interests include formal theory, Europe, the Middle East, and/or South Asia. A PhD is required no later than July 1, 2018.


Applicants should apply online at Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, samples of written work, and three letters of recommendation, as well as teaching evaluations and materials if available. We will begin to review applications starting September 15, 2017, and will continue until the search is complete.


Diversity and inclusion have been and continue to be a part of our heritage. The Department of Government, and the College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell embrace diversity and seek candidates who will create a climate that attracts students and faculty of all races, nationalities and genders. We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply. Cornell University is a recognized EEO/AA employer and educator, valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.


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Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university’s mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. With our main campus located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell’s far-flung global presence includes the medical college’s campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the Cornell Tech campus opening on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.

We offer a rich array of services, programs and benefits to help employees advance in their career and enhance the quality of personal life, including: employee wellness, workshops, childcare and adoption assistance, parental leave, flexible work options.


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