Assistant Professor in Political Science

The Department of Political Science at TCU invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in American judicial politics beginning August 2018. We seek candidates who are able to teach courses in Constitutional Law (including powers, rights, and liberties), the judicial process, and other courses related to American judicial politics. The successful candidate will show evidence of teaching excellence, will have an active research agenda supported by published research or the strong promise of such publication, and will have experience to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

Preference will be given to applicants who will have completed the Ph.D. in political science by the appointment date. Department representatives will conduct screening interviews at the APSA meeting in San Francisco. Applicants interested in interviewing at APSA should contact Michael Strausz, Search Committee Chair, at Full review of applications begins on September 15 and will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants must upload a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, summary of recent teaching evaluations, an unofficial transcript, a writing sample, three letters of recommendation, and three approximately 1-page statements detailing: 1) their research agenda; 2) their teaching philosophy and; 3) the ways in which their teaching, research, service and/or other relevant experiences have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. All application materials other than letters of recommendation must be submitted through the TCU online application system at  Have three confidential letters of recommendation emailed directly from the reviewer to

The TCU political science department has 16 full time members and more than 300 undergraduate majors. It offers three undergraduate degrees and its and its faculty members participate in department-run programs such as pre-law advising, Moot Court, and Washington Internships, as well as interdisciplinary programs including Women and Gender Studies and Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies.

TCU is an independent, nonsectarian, coeducational institution committed to academic freedom with 10,400 students located in Fort Worth, Texas. Fort Worth, with 835,000 residents, is the 16th largest city in the United States, and it has rich cultural endowments, including world-class museums and performing arts facilities. The city is part of the greater Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, a diverse community of 7.1 million people and is served by DFW International Airport. The TCU Political Science Department is housed in a LEED-Gold certified building with state-of-the-art facilities. TCU has been named a “Great University to Work For” by the Chronicle for Higher Education for five consecutive years. As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.