Assistant Professor - Comparative Politics or International Relations/Irish Politics

Villanova University - Department of Political Science

The Department of Political Science invites applicants for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor starting in the fall semester 2018.  Ph.D. in hand is strongly preferred.  ABDs will be considered; however continued employment is subject to completion of the Ph.D. 

Candidates should be well trained in comparative politics or international relations and have area expertise in Irish Politics with a specialization in European Politics, Security Studies, Nationalism, Immigration, Social Movements or Political Economy.  Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate (MA) courses. Successful candidates will be able to contribute to the interdisciplinary work of the Center for Irish Studies and represent the Center externally. The ability to teach undergraduate research methods is required.  Evidence of teaching excellence and promise of a strong record of research and publication are essential.  Broad training in political science is expected. 

Teaching duties include a 3/2 teaching load for the first three years. After a successful Third Year Review, a one-semester sabbatical is available in the fourth year and the 3/2 teaching load is continued for another three years.                                                 

Applicants must apply online at The online application should include a detailed letter of application indicating your interest in and suitability for the position, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, curriculum vitae, official graduate and undergraduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, two short writing samples, two syllabi (if available), and evidence of teaching effectiveness. All materials must be received by September 15, 2017. Questions about the position can be directed to the department chair, Dr. Matthew Kerbel at

Villanova University is a Roman Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order, located in the ethnically, racially, and culturally diverse Philadelphia metro region. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova’s mission.  The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University’s mission and values. The department values dynamic and diverse faculty members who are committed to teaching, scholarship, and service. For a more detailed description of the Department, please consult

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