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University College, Dublin
School of Politics and International Relations
Lecturer/Assistant Professor (Above the Bar)
Deadline: September 15, 2017

Applicants are invited for a permanent appointment as Lecturer/Assistant Professor (ATB) in Political Theory, UCD School of Politics and International Relations.
The person appointed will be expected to contribute significantly to research and teaching in political theory, and to work closely with colleagues in the school. The principal motivation for this post is to further strengthen the School’s established profile of excellence in normative political theory, to help in promoting cooperation with other areas of the school (particularly with other colleagues interested in human rights, citizenship and democracy, gender and conflict, deliberation, and political theory more generally), and to develop links across the College of Social Sciences and Law, UCD more generally, and with national and international organizations.
Salary: Lecturer / Assistant Professor (above the bar): €51,807 - €79,194 per annum.  Appointments will be made on scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guideline
Closing date: 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on Friday 15 September 2017
Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD do not accept late applications.
For further information and details on how to apply, please follow this link.

California State University, Long Beach
Assistant Professor of Political Science (Political Theory)
Application Deadline: October 1, 2017


Minimum Qualifications 

  • Ph.D. in Political Science or appropriate related discipline with specialization in Political Theory. 
  • Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2018.
  • Record of, or demonstrated potential for, effective teaching.
  • Record of, or demonstrated potential for, successful research and publication.
  • Experience with, or demonstrated potential for, effective participation in faculty governance. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population.


Desired/Preferred Qualifications

  • Evidence of broad training in the canon of Western political theory. 
  • Evidence of ability for excellence in teaching and research grounded in political theory and focusing on topics central to the discipline at large: e.g., ancient, modern, and contemporary theories;democratic theory; critical race theory; immigration; the carceral state; postcolonial theory; identity; hybridity; intersectionality; queer theory; deconstruction’s focus on alterity; globalization, and neoliberalism. 
  • Evidence of ability to effectively teach current University course offerings in political theory at the undergraduate and graduate levels (e.g., Classical Political Theory, Modern Political Theory, Recent Political Theory, Senior Seminar in Political Theory, and Graduate Seminar in Political Theory).
  • Evidence of ability to develop new course offerings in political theory that engage issues of diversity, particularly as related to race and ethnicity. 
  • Evidence of support for and/or experience related to the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of its diverse student body.
  • Evidence of ability to engage in research leading to conference participation and publication.
  • Evidence of interest in and/or experience with department, college, university and community service.


A complete position listing can be found here.


All required documentation should be submitted electronically here:


Requests for information should be addressed to: Teresa Wright, Department Chair and Professor at (562) 985-4705 or E-Mail:


Oxford College, Emory University
Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Assistant Professor

Oxford College invites applications for a: Tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies to begin August 2018.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop Oxford College’s existing WGSS program and strengthen ties to the WGSS program on the Atlanta campus. Emory University’s WGSS is home to a leading Ph.D. program and rich undergraduate curriculum of which Oxford College is a part.
Teaching responsibilities include three courses in WGSS each semester at the introductory and intermediate level. Core courses in the university’s undergraduate curriculum include Introduction to WGSS, Introduction to Studies in Sexualities, and Feminist Theory. The successful candidate will also teach courses in their area of specialty, which should contribute to one or more of the following cluster areas in the WGSS curriculum: global perspectives; race, ethnicity, economics; bodies, sexualities, science, and health; culture and the arts; ethics, religion, politics and law.
Preferred Qualifications
PhD in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies or a closely related discipline by time of appointment, strong interests in teaching excellence at the undergraduate level, and an active research agenda, preferably in one or more of the following cluster areas: global perspectives; race, ethnicity, economics; bodies, sexualities, science, and health; culture and the arts; and ethics, religion, politics and law.
Additional Job Details
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, research statement, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial acceptable), three letters of recommendation, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (including student evaluations of teaching) via Interfolio: Complete applications with cover letters submitted by October 1, 2017 will receive full consideration.
Located 36 miles east of Atlanta on Emory’s original campus in Oxford, Georgia.  One of Emory University's four schools partnering in undergraduate education, Oxford College provides 950 first- and second-year students of high academic profile an intensive liberal-arts program for the first two years of their Emory bachelor’s degree.  We are interested in candidates with a commitment to working with a remarkably diverse student body in an inclusive learning community. Applications from women and historically underrepresented minorities are particularly welcome.
For more information about Oxford College and for a full listing of open positions, visit
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Butler University
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Tenure-Track
Application deadline: October 22, 2017


Position Overview

The Department of Philosophy, Religion, and Classics at Butler University seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant professor whose area of specialization is contemporary social and political philosophy and ethics, and whose scholarly interests involve critical reflection on social justice and diversity, and applied ethics. Teaching competency in some of the following is also desirable: the history of ethics and social/political philosophy, international ethics, ethics of war and peace, philosophy of law, philosophy of race/class/gender, and ethics in non-western traditions. 

In addition to the undergraduate philosophy program, candidates would be expected to regularly teach courses in Butler’s First Year Seminar and/or Global and Historical Studies programs (parts of Butler’s core curriculum), and to contribute to one or more of the college’s interdisciplinary programs: International Studies; Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies; Peace and Conflict Studies; and Science, Technology, and Environmental Studies. The candidate will also be expected to help lead the department’s Ethics minor. The successful candidate will display clear indications of being a program builder with an interest in helping grow the number of Philosophy/Ethics majors and minors, and will demonstrate an inspiring enthusiasm for undergraduate teaching. Teaching load is 3/3. Candidates should expect to complete their PhD by August 1st, 2018.



Applicants must submit the following: a CV; a one- or two-page cover letter briefly outlining research interests and teaching philosophy/experience; unofficial transcripts; three letters of recommendation; a writing sample; thorough evidence of teaching experience/excellence (evaluations, detailed statement of teaching philosophy etc.). 

Direct search inquiries to Tiberiu Popa (, chair of the search committee.  Please have complete applications and letters of recommendation e-mailed to Claudia Johnson ( by October 22, 2017. 


Butler University is committed to enhancing the diversity of the student body and our faculty and staff. In addition, hiring decisions are made on the basis of an individual's qualifications, past experience, overall performance, and other employment-related criteria. Butler University, founded by abolitionists, provides equal opportunities for employment and advancement for all individuals, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.  Women and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.


Assistant Professor of Political Science
University of Notre Dame
Deadline: September 22, 2017 

The Program of Liberal Studies (PLS) seeks to hire a tenure-track, assistant professor in political science (AOS/AOC: Political and Social Theory), beginning August 2018. PLS is a Great Books department with 150 undergraduate majors. Founded in 1950, it has its own tenure-line faculty drawn from various disciplines and committed to an integrated program of studies. Undergraduate teaching responsibility will be a 2-2 course load, including the Program’s Great Books seminars plus a course in political and social theory.  The candidate will be expected to design the course to fit into the Program’s integrated curriculum and to focus on primary texts in three principal areas: ancient (e.g., Aristotle’s Politics), early modern (e.g., Locke’s Second Treatise), and contemporary political philosophy and social theory.  The candidate may also contribute to other disciplinary-based courses in the department as appropriate. See our website,, for current course descriptions. 
Ph.D. required. Strong publication program, evidence of superior teaching, and a commitment to undergraduate education expected. Salary and research support more than competitive.
Before applying, candidates are advised to consult the department description on our website ( and the university mission statement (  Catholics are strongly encouraged to apply.  Please submit letter, CV, three confidential letters of recommendation, and a brief writing sample. Deadline: September 22, 2017.
Apply with Interfolio:

Assistant Professor in Political Theory
University of California, Santa Cruz
Deadline: September 29, 2017 for full consideration

The Politics Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Political Theory in areas of non-Western political and legal thought. Recognizing that ‘non-Western’ is a contested concept, we are open with respect to geographical area; we are interested in scholarship that examines political and legal thought of subaltern, marginalized, or indigenous people from any geographic area (including e.g., African American political thought), as well as scholarship that examines the political and legal thought from the Global South (e.g., Islamic, East and/or South Asian thought). In relation to a focus on legal thought, the successful candidate’s work might engage social movements, decolonial struggles, political economy, gender and sexuality, race, sovereignty, and/or religion. We seek scholarship that contributes both to political theory and to legal studies through critical interpretive work with texts, archives, and/or ethnographic sources, drawing out the origins, diverse interpretations, and manifestations of legal thinking. We are interested both in scholarship that examines the politics of legal thinking, and/or that examines the intersections of political thought and the law.
Candidates will be expected to teach in both the undergraduate Politics and Legal Studies majors, and the Politics Ph.D. program. The successful candidate will work well with students, faculty, and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds.  We welcome candidates whose understanding of the barriers facing underrepresented women and minorities in higher education careers is evidenced by life experiences and educational background, and who have experience building equitable and diverse scholarly environments with respect to teaching, mentoring, research, life experiences, or service. UC Santa Cruz is a Hispanic-Serving Institution with a high proportion of first-in-family undergraduate students. We encourage both domestic and international candidates to apply.
RANK: Assistant Professor (tenure-track)
SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience; academic year (9-month) basis.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in field related to the study of politics expected to be conferred by June 30, 2018; Demonstrated record of research and teaching.
POSITION AVAILABLE: July 1, 2018, with academic year beginning September 2018. Degree must be conferred by June 30, 2019 for employment beyond that date. 
TO APPLY:  Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system and must include required materials: letter of application, curriculum vitae, 1 to 2 samples of written work, research statement, up to 3 sets of teaching evaluations (if available), and 3 confidential letters of reference*. Applicants are invited to submit a statement addressing their contributions to diversity through research, teaching and/or service. All documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files. 
*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at
Refer to Position # JPF00458-18 in all correspondence. 
CLOSING DATE:  Review of applications will begin on September 29, 2017. 
To ensure full consideration, applications must be complete and letters of recommendation received by this date. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than 6/30/2018. 

Humanities Institute
University of Connecticut
Project on "Humility and Conviction in Public Life"
Apply by: August 1, 2017 for full consideration

The University of Connecticut Humanities Institute, in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, is accepting applications for a postdoctoral researcher with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2017. The researcher will work under the auspices of Humility & Conviction in Public Life (HCPL), an applied research project generously funded by the John Templeton Foundation aimed at understanding and revitalizing meaningful public discourse over such topics as morality, politics, science and religion. The initial appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year. For more information on the project, please see its website.
Completed requirements for a Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in a humanities field (broadly construed) by start date of employment; evidence of a strong research/publication trajectory; and active research and public engagement interests integrating well with the stated aims and interests of the HCPL project.
Evidence of excellence in research; a research profile that indicates strong interest in applied research relevant to public discourse, interest in or knowledge of research on intellectual or epistemic humility, public deliberation and dialogue; and the ability to contribute through research, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of project and Institute missions.
(Please disregard the notification stating that the job is no longer available).
Kindly apply to this position via UConn’s recruitingsolutions portal at:
or by following the previous link’s instructions.

Western University, London Ontario Canada

Department of Political Science

Political Theory

Deadline: September 30, 2017


The Department of Political Science, Faculty of Social Science at Western University invites highly qualified applicants for a full-time Probationary (tenure-track) appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor or a Tenured appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. Rank to be determined based on qualifications and experience. The position will be in the field of Political Theory with a starting date of July 1, 2018.  We seek candidates who will contribute to one or all of the Department’s signature areas in Global Justice, Democratic Engagement and Multilevel Governance, and who have built or are building an international research profile in one of those three areas. The successful candidate will have a PhD in Political Science or a related field. 


We seek an outstanding individual with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in research, teaching and service. The candidate should be capable of supervising graduate student research, teaching graduate and undergraduate students, and securing external research grants. All faculty members are expected to participate in administrative committees at the level of the department, faculty, and/or university, including service external to the university.  For more information, please visit


Applications should include the following: 

1) application form

2) cover letter, 

3) curriculum vitae, 

4) statement of teaching and research interests, 

5) copies of publications, 

6) transcript, 

7) the names and contact information for three referees, 

8) employment authorization, if applicable. 


This material should be sent to: 

Professor Donald Abelson, Chair 

Department of Political Science 

Western University 

Room 4154, Social Science Centre 

London, Ontario, CANADA N6A 5C2 


FAX: (519) 661-3904 



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