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Assistant Professor

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Boulder, Colorado

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Job Summary

The Department of Political Science at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in quantitative political methodology to begin August 2020. The successful candidate should have research interests in methods and is expected to meet departmental instructional needs that include teaching methods at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Priority will be given to candidates that can also contribute to teaching and research in other subfields of Political Science. 

Who We Are

Welcome to the Department of Political Science at the University of Colorado Boulder. We are proud to be among the best political science departments in the country. Our faculty are active researchers whose publications have appeared in the most prestigious outlets in the profession. The faculty is also highly devoted to graduate training and undergraduate education and can boast of numerous teaching awards. We offer research and teaching in American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Methods, Policy, and Political Theory. We pride ourselves in the diversity and rigor with which our faculty and students ask questions that challenge all of us to think more clearly about politics, government, and citizenship. Our graduates are found at the highest levels of government, in politics and law, and across the business world.

Our Mission:
To understand the political world and to equip our students and community with the skills for a lifetime of inquiry and engagement.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Research and teaching quantitative political methodology.

What You Should Know

This is a tenure track position at the rank of assistant professor.


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.

Be Statements

Be Challenged. Be Innovative. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • PhD in Political Science is required. 
    • Ph.D. in hand by August 15, 2020.  ABDs are welcome to apply.

What You Will Need

  • Advanced knowledge and skills in quantitative political methodology.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Preference will be given to candidates that can also contribute to teaching and research in other subfields of Political Science. 

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover letter
  3. Please include a writing sample/sample of work
  4. Statement of teaching philosophy
  5. Statement of research philosophy
  6. Statement describing teaching-related goals
  7. Copies of syllabi of courses taught or proposed
  8. Copy of teaching/course evaluations
  9. Diversity and inclusion statement
  10. You will be asked by our system to provide three (3) professional references, who will be asked to submit a confidential letter of recommendation immediately upon application submission.

Review of applications will begin October 4, 2019.  Full consideration will be given to applications that are completed by October 18, 2019.  Applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.

Application materials are accepted electronically via CU Boulder Jobs. 

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Haruko Greeson

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The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.