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The Department of Government at Georgetown University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship in American Politics to begin in August 2023. The position is open as to research and teaching specialization, including both political institutions and behavior.

The department offers a nationally competitive doctoral program in political science as well as an innovative Master’s degree in American politics that takes advantage of Georgetown’s location in Washington, DC. The undergraduate program is the largest major in the College of Arts & Sciences and attracts students from across the country and around the world. The Department of Government values new perspectives on the world and is deeply committed to building a more open discipline that seeks excellence wherever it may lie.

The teaching load is two courses per semester, with teaching responsibilities at both the undergraduate and graduate (M.A. and Ph.D.) level.


A Ph.D. in Political Science – American Politics, is required prior to appointment start date. Candidates must show strong promise of excellence in teaching as well as research.

Application Instructions:

to submit the following required materials:

1. Cover Letter

2. CV

3. Writing Sample

4. Teaching Evaluations

5. Three letters of recommendation

Please submit these materials in Interfolio by October 1, 2022 to ensure full consideration, but review of applications will be on-going. The position remains open until filled.

For questions related to this position, please contact Professor Michele Swers:

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