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Assistant Professor of Political Science

St. Norbert College
De Pere, Wisconsin

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St. Norbert College invites applications for a full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor in Political Science to begin in August 2023. The position requires a Ph.D. in Political Science at the time of appointment and a strong background in American politics and political institutions. Successful candidates will demonstrate dedication to excellent liberal arts teaching.

Responsibilities include teaching three classes per semester, while advising students and maintaining active research and service agendas. The successful candidate will regularly teach “Political Parties and Elections” and “Congress and the Presidency,” as well as an introductory “American Multicultural Politics” course and support the Political Science major and the College’s Core Curriculum program. An interest in teaching research methods and/or basic statistics for undergraduates will also be considered. Other course assignments will be based on the discipline’s (departmental) needs and the successful candidate’s expertise.

St. Norbert College, located on the ancestral home of the Menominee Nation, is a thriving, nationally ranked Catholic liberal arts college known for its academic excellence, global focus, and leadership and service opportunities. We acknowledge the living history and contributions of the Indigenous communities that inhabited this land prior to establishment of St. Norbert College, as well as Wisconsin’s sovereign First Nations/American Indian Nations and Tribal Communities who continue to contribute to the flourishing of our communities.

We are situated on an attractive riverside campus in De Pere, Wisconsin, a community contiguous with the city of Green Bay. The Green Bay metropolitan area offers abundant opportunities for recreational and cultural endeavors, is served by its international airport, and is located 200 miles north of Chicago. For additional information, visit the Life in the New North ( ) or the St. Norbert College website ( St. Norbert offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits.

St. Norbert College is an equal opportunity employer committed to enhancing the diversity of people, ideas, and talents. We invite and welcome candidates with research interests, pedagogical experience, or lived experience demonstrating a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, justice, and belonging (EDIJB) to join the college community in our pursuit of justice, inclusion, and excellence. Applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged. The College’s mission emphasizes the Norbertine vision of community and includes providing “an educational environment that fosters intellectual, spiritual and personal development.” We seek candidates who will contribute to our mission and support our commitment to building a vibrant, diverse, and spiritually engaged community (

How To Apply: Interested candidates should submit: (1) a detailed letter of application addressing qualifications for the position, (2) a CV, (3) a statement of teaching philosophy, (4) a statement addressing the candidate’s commitment to EDIJB, and (5) three letters of recommendation. Please submit all materials to the attention of Dr. Bola Delano-Oriaran, Divisional Dean, Social Sciences Division, St. Norbert College via the “Apply” link found on this page. Questions may be directed to [email protected] Review of applications will begin September 26, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.


Working at St. Norbert College

Our History. Your Future.

As one of the nation’s top Catholic liberal arts colleges, St. Norbert enjoys a proud history and a foundation rooted in tradition. When Norbert of Xanten founded the Norbertine order of priests in the 12th century, he could little have imagined the impact his life and mission would have on the world nearly nine centuries later. Today, at St. Norbert College, the spirit of Norbert lives through this modern, bustling riverfront community dedicated to transforming and empowering a new generation of world-changers.

Our Motto

Docere Verbo et Exemplo – To Teach by Word and Example

Learn more about The Spirit & Tradition at St. Norbert College

More facts at a glance
Great Colleges Get Noticed

No matter how you connect with St. Norbert College, you’ll sense the momentum. President Tom Kunkel has often stated that “we are building the nation’s next great liberal arts college,” and as you can see, many others agree.

One of the Best Colleges in the Midwest

St. Norbert was named one of the "The Best in the Midwest” by the Princeton Review for 2017. The goal of the Princeton Review is to identify standout colleges and universities within each region of the country.

A Reputation for Building Character

St. Norbert was named to the John Templeton Foundation Honor Roll for Character-Building Colleges as a college with exemplary programs that inspire students to lead ethical and civic-minded lives.

A Leading Catholic Liberal Arts College

Since 1991, U.S. News & World Report has ranked St. Norbert College among the top comprehensive colleges in the Midwest, then among the top liberal arts colleges in the nation. In their 2014 guide to “America’s Best Colleges,” St. Norbert was ranked as one of the Best National Liberal Arts Colleges making it one of the top 10 Catholic liberal arts colleges in the nation.

Great Teaching, Successful Outcomes

Colleges of Distinction continues to recognize St. Norbert College in 2014-15 for its engaged students, great teaching, vibrant community and successful outcomes.

Among America’s Top Colleges

In the Forbes Magazine rankings of “America’s Top Colleges,” St. Norbert College sits at #113 out of 650 ranked colleges and universities in the nation.

Exemplary Community Engagement

St. Norbert College was selected for its exemplary practices of community engagement by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Four-Year Graduation Guarantee

Over 10 years, St. Norbert has graduated a higher percentage of students on-time than any other college or university in Wisconsin. That helps students keep debt down and enter the workplace or grad school faster. Our four-year graduation guarantee is simple: If you don’t graduate in four years, through no fault of your own, we’ll pick up the tab for the remaining courses needed to complete your degree.

Support for Underserved Students

St. Norbert College was recognized by the Center for Student Opportunity's College Access & Opportunity Guide for its commitment to serving and supporting students from first-generation, underserved backgrounds.

Fully Accredited Since 1934

St. Norbert College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC). Accreditation is a peer review process intended to ensure that institutions of higher education meet acceptable levels of quality. St. Norbert was re-accredited in the fall of 2011.

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