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Fairfield University is a co-educational, comprehensive Jesuit university with a 200-acre campus located along the scenic shoreline community of Fairfield, CT.  The University is comprised of approximately 3,500 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students pursuing degrees within 5 schools: The College of Arts and Sciences, The Charles F. Dolan School of Business, The School of Engineering, The Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies, and The Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions.  As an expression of our Jesuit, Catholic mission and identity, Fairfield embraces a liberal humanistic approach to education, encouraging critical thinking, cultivating free and open inquiry, and fostering ethical and religious values.

The Politics Department at Fairfield University invites applications for a one-year full time visiting assistant professor position beginning Fall 2019. The position is for instruction in comparative politics. The instructor will offer an introductory course in comparative politics, and courses in Asian politics, development in the global south, and related courses, such Islamic politics. The teaching load is four undergraduate courses each semester, and may include a topics course related to the candidate’s area of specialization.

Applicants are expected to have completed a MA or Ph.D. in Politics, or to be ABD. Applicants must have a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching. Teaching experience in comparative politics is preferred.

The department consists of eight faculty members representing a range of specialties in Political Science and related programs at Fairfield University, including International Studies, Environmental Studies, Humanitarian Action, and the Master’s Program in Public Administration. The Department has a vibrant culture of undergraduate student-faculty collaboration in research, several departmental events and guest lecturers annually, and a large student interest in area and interdisciplinary studies. The salary and benefits for the position are highly competitive.

Fairfield University is a Jesuit institution, consistently ranked as a top comprehensive university in New England, located in the scenic shoreline community of Fairfield, CT, one hour from New York City along Long Island Sound. Our five Colleges and Professional Schools enroll approximately 3,500 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students.

Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, veterans, Jesuits, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with disabilities.

Application Instructions:

The search committee will begin reviewing materials immediately and continue until the position is filled.

For full consideration, please click–Politics_JR0000422 and upload the following materials:

•          a curriculum vitae
•          a letter of application
•          statement of teaching philosophy
•          examples of syllabi and teaching evaluations if applicable
•          unofficial graduate transcript
•          contact information for three references

Please ask your references to send letters of recommendation to the following email address:


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