Assistant Professor of Politics

Ave Maria University

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
 The Department of Politics of Ave Maria University in Ave Maria, Florida invites applications for a full-time position in Politics at the rank of assistant professor to begin in the fall of 2022. The department hopes to add a scholar of comparative politics or international relations to its existing strengths in political theory and American politics. Area of specialization is open, but the department is especially interested in scholars who specialize in any of the following: East Asia, Latin America, Central Europe, Africa, Just War Theory, and Conflict Studies.

Candidates should also understand the nature and purpose of a Catholic liberal arts education and be familiar with and committed to the Catholic Church’s teaching on the mission of Catholic universities as expressed in Ex corde Ecclesiae.

Duties include teaching our Core class American Civilization, as well as Comparative Politics and advanced classes on topics of his or her choosing.

Ph.D. by August, 2022, is preferred but highly qualified ABD applicants will be considered. Salary will be commensurate with experience and credentials.

Application dossier should include:

1. a letter of application;

2.  a CV;

3. a writing sample no longer than 25 pages;

4. a 1-2 page personal statement in which the candidates explain the contribution they see themselves making to a Catholic liberal arts university like AMU that is committed to implementing Ex corde Ecclesiae;

5. three confidential letters of recommendation to be submitted in support of their application.

If the reference letters need to be submitted directly by the person providing the reference, please have them sent to Jerilyn Schwarz, Director of Human Resources at [email protected] and she will attach these to your online application.  Only complete applications will be considered. Official transcripts are required for faculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of the final candidate.

Questions may be addressed to James M. Patterson, Chair of the Department of Politics at [email protected]

Review of applications will begin March 25, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.

Ave Maria University is a Catholic, liberal arts institution of higher learning dedicated to the formation of joyful, intentional disciples of Jesus Christ through Word and Sacrament, scholarship and service.

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