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Assistant Professor - Political Theory


University of Colorado Political Science

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Boulder, Colorado

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Job Summary

The Department of Political Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level in Political Theory. The appointment begins in (Fall) August 2019. Successful candidates must demonstrate a research focus in contemporary political theory. We are particularly interested in candidates with specialization in one of the following areas: race and inequality, non-Western or indigenous political thought, post-colonial theory, or democratization. Priority will be given to candidates whose research and teaching interests complement those of our existing political science faculty without duplicating those of our political theory faculty. The position requires teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including contributing to the teaching of our large, introductory lecture course in political theory and advising PhD students.

Who We Are

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder is the intellectual core of the university, conducting research, scholarship, creative work and education in more than 60 fields. Our research generates new knowledge, solving some of the world’s most critical problems. The college leads nationally in undergraduate and graduate education, bringing world-class research and scholarship to our students, both in and out of the classroom. The college is the academic home to all five of the university’s Nobel laureates. Additionally, it is home to the university’s four National Medal of Science winners, eight MacArthur "Genius Award" winners, 100 Fulbright Scholars, 17 Guggenheim Fellows, 14 Packard Fellows, 24 members of the National Academy of Sciences, and 23 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. CU Boulder is the only university in the Rocky Mountain region in the American Association of Universities, a group of the nation’s leading research institutions.

What You Should Know

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The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

Minimum Requirements:

  • Candidates who have completed a PhD in political science and those who are ABD may apply. ABDs will be hired at the instructor level and will be allowed up to two years to complete the PhD. PhDs will be hired at the Assistant Professor level. 

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials: 

1. Writing sample.
2. Resume/CV.
3. Cover Letter.
4. Evidence of teaching effectiveness.
5. You will need to submit 3 references for this position. These individuals will be contacted and asked to submit a letter of recommendation as part of your application materials. This information will be kept confidential and viewable only by the search committee.

Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2018; applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications received by October 1, 2018 will receive priority consideration. 

Posting Contact Name: Michaele Ferguson

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The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer