Loyola Marymount University

The Department of Political Science and International Relations at Loyola Marymount University invites applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) whose work addresses structural racism or Black politics. Sub-field specialization is open and we welcome applications from candidates whose research and teaching addresses the Black political experience, racial oppression, discrimination, and violence from domestic (US or other countries), international, transnational, diasporic, post-colonial, normative, historical, or critical perspectives. We expect candidates to ground their work—theoretical and/or empirical—in an intersectional understanding of how interlocking or overlapping systems of oppression, domination, inequality, or hierarchies, shape the political world.

LMU has a 2-2/2-3 teaching load, meaning that faculty teach two undergraduate courses per semester, with one 3 course load semester every other year. We would expect the successful candidate to teach courses both within our existing curriculum, but also to support and develop courses that speak directly to the Black political experience, broadly understood. We are seeking to hire a dedicated teacher and emerging scholar who will embrace the department’s mission of helping undergraduate students become informed, analytically reflective, methodologically rigorous, and engaged global citizens. Successful candidates must demonstrate a commitment to working with diverse student and community populations.

Loyola Marymount University, a Carnegie classified R2 institution in the mainstream of American Catholic higher education, seeks outstanding applicants who value its mission and share its commitment to inclusive excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society. LMU is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment as defined by federal, state and local law. We invite all persons in the full diversity of their being, life experiences, and beliefs to apply. Please read more about our commitments and our efforts at (https://resources.lmu.edu/officeofinterculturalaffairs/).

Candidates should submit application materials via the LMU Human Resources online application portal (https://pa843.peopleadmin.com/postings/47472). Applicants must include: 1) a cover letter (outlining area of expertise, teaching and research interests, and resonance with LMU’s mission); 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a writing sample; and 4) a statement of teaching philosophy that demonstrates your approach to teaching in the liberal arts tradition, and 5) if available, teaching evaluations and/or sample syllabi. Three confidential letters of recommendation should be submitted directly to POLSjobs@lmu.edu. Only online applications will be accepted. Please direct questions to Marc Cooper at POLSjobs@lmu.edu. We will begin our review of applications on September 10, 2021 but will consider applications beyond this date until we conclude our search. A PhD in Political Science, International Relations, Public Policy, or related field is required; ABD applications who anticipate completion of the doctorate by Fall 2022 will be considered.

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