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Loyola University Chicago, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Political Science invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position with a dual appointment in International Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning fall 2016. The department seeks candidates in Comparative Politics with a geographic specialization in the Middle East. The successful candidate will be joining a Political Science department with more than 20 faculty members and more than 500 majors and minors (see and an interdisciplinary International Studies Program with more than 400 majors and minors and classes cross-listed with numerous departments across the university (see

Duties and Responsibilities: The position involves teaching undergraduate courses in the Department of Political Science as well as graduate courses in our M.A. and Ph.D. programs, including courses in Comparative Politics, Middle East politics and international relations, and an introductory International Relations course, “International Relations in an Age of Globalization.”  The candidate will also teach one course each year for the interdisciplinary International Studies Program, such as “Introduction to International Studies.”

Qualifications: The successful candidate is expected to have a Ph.D. in Political Science at the time of the appointment. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate the potential for excellence in research and teaching and have a record of (or clear potential for) distinguished scholarship, grant-funded research, and student mentorship. Candidates should be willing to support the mission of Loyola University Chicago and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic education.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Candidates should submit a current Curriculum Vitae, a statement outlining the candidate’s research agenda, a statement on teaching experience, and a letter of interest describing the candidate’s qualifications to  They also should arrange for three recommendations or evaluations from individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for this position, to be submitted electronically to the above website. Samples of scholarly publications and additional materials related to teaching excellence can also be uploaded to this site.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For full consideration, applications should be received by September 30, 2015. Please direct any questions to Professor Peter J. Schraeder (, Department Chair.

Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a Transformative Education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn more about Loyola’s mission, candidates should consult our website at . For information about the university’s focus on transformative education, they should consult our website at Applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged.

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