Assistant Professor of Political Science in American Politics, Political Behavior (Tenure-Track)

Deadline: Review Begins immediately. Applications received before October 20th, 2023 will receive full consideration |  Apply Here »

The Department of Political Science at Northwestern University seeks applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of American Politics who specializes Political Behavior to begin on September 1, 2024. We seek a scholar whose research and teaching tackles important, problem-driven questions about democracy and representation, including but not limited to partisanship as social identity, polarization of American politics, elite manipulation of mass opinion, misinformation, and mass responses to the erosion of democratic norms. Outstanding candidates for this position are experts in survey and experimental methods and will be able to advise undergraduates and graduates in these research methods. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research dovetails with scholarship on political institutions and/or racial and ethnic politics.

The successful candidate will teach a combination of graduate and undergraduate courses, as well as participate in departmental activities and service. Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree is required; however, ABD applicants who anticipate completion of the doctorate by Fall 2024 will be considered. The candidate will join a university with a broad, interdisciplinary community of scholars affiliated with departments and programs such as the Center for Diversity and Democracy (CSDD), the Institute for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern (ISEN), the Institute for Policy Research (IPR), the Global Poverty Research Lab, the Center for Native American and Indigenous Research (CNAIR), the Council for Race and Ethnic Studies (CRES), the Northwestern Institute of Complex System (NICO), Sociology, Psychology, Computer Science, Statistics and Data Science, the School of Education and Social Policy, the School of Communication, Kellogg School of Management, among others.

Applications should include a cover letter, current CV, writing sample, research statement, teaching statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness, diversity statement, and three letters of recommendation. Review will begin immediately. Applications received by October 20th will receive full consideration. The committee will accept new applications until the position is filled.


For inquiries about the job advertisement or application, please reach out to Stephen Monteiro, Business Administrator in the Department of Political Science, by email: