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Assistant Professor of Political Science/Sociology

University of Navarra - School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Location: Pamplona - Spain
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 1st October 2020
Closes: 20th December 2020

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Navarra seeks to fill a tenure track, full-time, Assistant Professor position of Political Science/Sociology, to begin September 2021. The initial contract will be for one year, and, depending on performance and mutual interests, it may be extended to a second year. Advanced candidates may eventually apply for tenure.

AOS: Political Science, Political Philosophy, and/or Sociology
AOC: Sociology, Political Theory, History of Political Ideas


  • Candidates will have a PhD in Political Science or in Sociology by the date of the commencement of the position
  • The candidate will teach in English to both Spanish and international students for the PPE (Philosophy, Politics and Economics) program, as well as for other university programs - Duties include teaching 2 or 3 courses per semester and assisting with program development

Part of the candidate’s teaching may be on Core Curriculum subjects. Any previous experience in the teaching of Core Curriculum courses and knowledge of its principles ( will be very positively considered. In light of these principles, the ideal candidate will appreciate the role of culture and society in configuring individuals’ identities, demonstrate knowledge of Christianity and religion, and inspire a reflective attitude in their students to contemporary challenges.

Demonstrated research excellence or promise of research in his/her AOS is expected. The School of Humanities will take into consideration the successful candidate's ability to lead research and contribute to the development of the PPE program, to be genuinely committed to students and show a collaborative spirit with colleagues and administrative staff. Candidates with administrative experience are particularly encouraged to apply.

How to apply

Applicants should submit a dossier that includes:

  1. a cover letter that describes his or her research, teaching philosophy and experience, administrative work,
  2. a CV,
  3. and the names of two referees

And email them to For further information or queries, please contact us at the same email address. For full consideration, please submit your dossier by 20 December 2020. Candidates will be initially interviewed by Zoom.

The University of Navarra ( is an international University committed to quality teaching and excellence in research. It ranks 3rd in the Europe Teaching Ranking 2019 by Times Higher Education and Elsevier. The University of Navarra follows in the Roman Catholic educational tradition and is a corporate work of the Opus Dei, a personal prelature of the Roman Catholic Church founded by St. Josemaría Escrivá. It provides suitable opportunities for the development of its professors and employees, carries out broad cultural outreach and social promotion through NGOs and charities, and encourages service learning. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment.

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