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The Department of Political Science at Fordham University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Political Theory at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning Fall 2022. The area of specialization is open, but the department is particularly interested in candidates who specialize in comparative political thought. Of special interest are Non-Western, South-South, and inter-cultural contexts in political theory, or candidates who can engage political thought within the context of cultural diversity. The position is located at Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus. We encourage applications from candidates who will deepen our engagement with institutions in New York City and contribute to the University and the department’s commitment to quality teaching and research.

Consistent with the Jesuit and Catholic mission, we believe that cultural and intellectual diversity is central to the excellence of our academic program, and we strive to create an academic community and campus culture that attracts and facilitates the development of promising and diverse teacher-scholars. Within the context of the University’s commitment to diversity, we welcome candidates with non-traditional approaches within the field of CPT. As our student body becomes increasingly diverse, we are especially interested in candidates with substantive experience and commitment to teaching and mentoring students from a range of social, cultural, and economic backgrounds.

Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2022. Interested applicants should submit the following documents in electronic format (PDF or Microsoft Word) via Interfolio, at a cover letter addressing research interests and experience, curriculum vitae, a writing sample (no more than 30-35 pages), evidence of teaching effectiveness and three letters of reference. Evidence of teaching effectiveness should include a teaching statement, reflecting the candidate’s pedagogical approach and experience, and past course syllabi and/or peer observations, if available. Application materials should also address how the candidate’s scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and/or community service supports Fordham University’s commitment to diversity. Ph.D. at the time of appointment is required. If you have questions about this position, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Sarah Lockhart, at

Fordham is an independent, Catholic University in the Jesuit tradition committed to excellence through diversity. Fordham is an equal opportunity employer, and we especially encourage women, people of color, veterans and people with disabilities to apply.

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