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The Department of Political Science seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics for a position beginning in Fall 2020. We seek candidates whose teaching and research focus on the Middle East and North Africa.


The political science department is housed within the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, which is committed to citizenship education at the undergraduate level and to graduate education in public affairs and the social sciences. We seek candidates who complement the broader Maxwell mission and have interdisciplinary interests. Successful candidates may be invited to affiliate with the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs or one of Maxwell’s other interdisciplinary centers (


Applicants should have a Ph.D. in political science or a related field or a credible expectation of completing all requirements for the Ph.D. by August 2020.  The Maxwell School is interested in candidates who can contribute to the inclusiveness and diversity of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service.


For consideration, candidates must complete an online faculty application (available at and attach online the following: a letter of interest and a CV, a sample of professional writing, a statement of teaching philosophy, and evidence of quality teaching. Files may be no larger than 5MB, but you may submit an external link to a larger file if needed.  In addition, applicants will be required to provide the full email addresses of three references.


Applications will be reviewed as they arrive with full consideration given to those received by October 1, 2019. However, the department will continue to consider applications until this position is filled.

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