Tenure-Track Position in American Politics (Behavior, APD, Law, Gender)

Claremont Graduate University’s School of Social Science, Policy and Evaluation invites applications for a tenured/tenure-track position in American Politics, focusing on Political Behavior, American Political Development, Gender in Politics, and/or Law and Politics, beginning Fall of 2018. We are particularly interested in someone at the level of an advanced Assistant Professor or beginning Associate Professor. CGU’s Department of Politics and Policy offers only graduate-level degrees: the PhD in Political Science and several MA degrees including the MA in Politics (with emphases in American and in Political Philosophy), the MA in Religion and Politics, and the MA in Public Policy.


In keeping with CGU’s graduate-only focus, applicants should hold a PhD in Political Science and should show successful experience working with doctoral students to complete their dissertations in a timely way and to assist them in publication. The standard teaching load is two courses per semester, and the successful candidate should be prepared to teach graduate-level core American courses such as American Political Behavior, Representation and Elections, American Political Development, Perspectives on Judicial Power, Women and the Political Process, etc. We expect that the successful candidate will be expert in the use of appropriate research methods such as experimental research, survey research, legal research, etc. CGU is a small university with a focus on transdisciplinarity, and therefore applicants with interests beyond one field are appreciated.


CGU is affiliated with five undergraduate colleges via the Claremont University Consortium. Joint research opportunities and teaching with the Claremont colleges may be possible.


Applicants should submit a letter discussing their interest in the position and how they could contribute to Political Science at CGU, a CV, a diversity statement (see below), and the names of three or five references to dpesearch@cgu.edu (those applying for a tenured position should submit 5). Consideration of applications will begin on October 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.  Any questions should be directed to Eliana Leon, Eliana.leon@cgu.edu.


CGU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, religion, ancestry, sex, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital status, or any other basis protected by applicable laws in its employment or hiring practices.


Further, Claremont Graduate University is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Applicants who have a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity and inclusion are particularly encouraged to apply as are individuals who have membership in one or more of the following groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding: Alaska Natives, American Indians, Blacks/African Americans, Mexican Americans/Chicanas/Chicanos, Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, and Puerto Ricans.