Asst Professor, Comparative or International Political Economy

Colorado, USA, Denver
Jul 27, 2017
University of
Faculty Jobs
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Political Science is an undergraduate-only department with faculty actively engaged in research and teaching students primarily in the context of small classes with intensive writing assignments and close interaction. We aim to develop students' capacity to think and engage the world constructively long after graduation. We currently have nine full-time faculty members with emphases in American politics, comparative and international politics, political theory, and law. For information about the department, please click here.

Position Summary

The Department of Political Science at the University of Denver invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship to start in Fall 2018 in the field of Comparative or International Political Economy. We are most interested in candidates with research expertise in environmental politics and policy or regional expertise in Latin America, the Middle East, or South Asia. The position requires teaching the equivalent of two courses per quarter (three quarters per year) in the Political Science department, covering a range of upper division comparative/international politics courses, introductory courses, and other university requirements. The University of Denver embraces a scholar-teacher model where faculty balance their commitment to rigorous research with undergraduate education. We welcome the incorporation of experiential learning opportunities in the curriculum such as internships, simulations, or service learning. The person holding this position would also be expected to contribute to University and departmental service.

Essential Functions

  • Teach the equivalent of six courses across three quarters per academic year.
  • Pursue a fruitful research agenda that results in high quality scholarly publications.
  • Advise students.
  • Contribute to University and departmental service.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Expertise in CPE/IPE, ideally combined with one of the following sub-specialties: environmental politics and policy or Latin America, the Middle East, or South Asia.

Required Qualifications

  • ABD or Ph.D. in Political Science or related Social Science field (e.g. international affairs/relations, institutional economics, sociology). A candidate hired at the ABD level would hold the title of Instructor until completion of Ph.D.
  • Experience teaching undergraduate courses in political (or related social) science.
  • Experience interacting with diverse communities or evidence of a commitment to incorporate inclusive teaching methods and/or pedagogies to effectively engage broadly diverse student populations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Political Science or related Social Science.

Application Deadline

Priority will be given to applications received by September 11, 2017, but will consider applications until the position is filled.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply. For questions regarding this position, please contact Doug Booth at

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. CV
  2. Letter of interest
  3. Research & Teaching Statements
  4. Transcripts
  5. Teaching evaluations and course syllabi
  6. Samples of written work (e.g., two chapters from dissertation or book, and/or two articles).
  7. Inclusive excellence statement (The separate inclusive excellence statement should be a succinct description of how the candidate's research, teaching, and/or service contributes to inclusive excellence and involves effective interaction with members of historically underrepresented communities).
  8. At least three recommenders should provide letters of recommendation, which can be emailed

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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