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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Political Science (Comparative Politics)

Department of Political Science, Loyola University Chicago

Job Title: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Political Science (Comparative Politics)

Background: Loyola University Chicago (LUC), College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Political Science invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, for academic year 2020-2021. As part of a multi-year hiring initiative to diversify the faculty, the department seeks applicants with expertise in Comparative Politics. Our highest priorities as to functional specialization are democratization, ethnic and racial policies, political economy, and social movements; our highest regional priorities are Asia, Latin America, and Western Europe. As an urban-based Department of Political Science dedicated to mentoring a diverse student body, many of whom come from under-represented and under-served populations, we especially encourage applications from candidates from under-represented groups. The successful candidate will be joining a department with more than 20 full-time faculty members, over 600 majors and 100 minors, and four graduate programs (BA/MA, MA/JD, MA, and PhD). For more information about the department, please visit its website at

Duties and Responsibilities: The Comparative Politics position involves teaching undergraduate courses as well as an occasional graduate course in our graduate program. The candidate will be expected to teach courses in the subfield of Comparative Politics, including their area of specialization.

Minimum Qualifications: The candidate will 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 teaching and research, and have a record of (or clear potential for) distinguished scholarship, grant-funded research, and student mentorship. Experience working or conducting research, and or teaching in the area of Comparative Politics is desirable. The candidate 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 (1) a current Curriculum Vitae; (2) a statement outlining the applicant’s research agenda; (3) a statement on teaching experience; (4) a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to mentoring a diverse student body through teaching, research, and other channels and engaging a diverse community through scholarship and service; and (5) a letter of interest to They also should arrange for three recommendations or evaluations from individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for this position, especially in terms of scholarship and undergraduate teaching and mentorship, 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 or mailed to:

Peter Sanchez, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair Department of Political Science
Loyola University Chicago
1032 W. Sheridan Road 
Chicago, Illinois 60660

Review of applications will begin on March 30, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity – including a wide range of individuals who contribute to a robust academic environment – is critical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and services in an increasingly diverse society. Therefore, in holistically assessing the many qualifications of each applicant, we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes experience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a wide variety of different educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degrees. 

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 LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website at For information about the university’s focus on transformative education, they should consult our website at