Job: Assistant Professor at Notre Dame

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.
Application Instructions:
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.
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