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Assistant Professor-Constitutional Law/Public Law

Lehigh University
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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The Department of Political Science at Lehigh University is seeking applications for a full-time, tenure-
track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning in August 2023. The successful
candidate will possess a doctoral degree in Political Science or related field by the date of hire and
contribute to research and teaching in constitutional law and public law. The teaching load for this
position is two four-credit courses per semester.

Applicants should submit the following: a letter of interest that includes how they will contribute to a
diverse and equitable community, curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement and the
contact information for three professional references via Academic Jobs Online.

Serving approximately 110 undergraduate majors and 20 graduate students, the Department of Political
Science offers a B.A. and M.A. degree as well as a Master of Public Policy. Interested applicants are
invited to visit the Department of Political Science website:

Founded in 1865, Lehigh University has combined outstanding academic and learning opportunities with
leadership in fostering innovative research. Recognized among the nation's highly ranked research
universities, Lehigh offers a rigorous academic community for nearly 7,000 students. Lehigh University
has some 5,000 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, and about 550 full-time faculty members.
Lehigh University is located in Bethlehem, PA., a vibrant and historic area. Over 820,000 people live in
the Lehigh Valley, which is in close proximity to New York City and Philadelphia. Lehigh University ranks
in the top 50 among national universities in U.S. News & World Report ratings and is in the most
competitive category in both Peterson’s Guide and Barron’s Profiles of American Colleges. The university
is located on a scenic, 1,600-acre campus in historic Bethlehem in a region of eastern Pennsylvania (USA
known as the Lehigh Valley. About 90 minutes from New York and Philadelphia, the Lehigh Valley is an
attractive place to live and work with reasonable cost of living, easy commuting, good schools, and
abundant cultural activities.


Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the
basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national or
ethnic origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We are committed to increasing the
diversity of the campus community. Lehigh University is committed to a culturally and intellectually
diverse academic community and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through
their research, teaching and/or service, to this mission. Lehigh University is the recipient of an NSF
ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award for promoting the careers of women in academic sciences
and engineering and is among institutions of higher education
recognized for excellence in diversity with the INSIGHT into Diversity HEED Award. Additional
information about Lehigh’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is available at Lehigh University provides competitive salaries and
comprehensive benefits, including domestic partner benefits. More information about Work/Life
Balance for Faculty can be found at:
Lehigh University supports dual career efforts for following spouses/partners of newly hired faculty.
Learn more about Dual Career Assistance at:

The deadline for all applications is October 1, 2022. Questions about this position should be directed to
the search committee chair, Professor Laura Katz Olson, at [email protected]


Read our Diversity Profile Founded in 1865, Lehigh University is a premier coeducational, nondenominational, private residential research university that offers a distinctive academic environment for undergraduate and graduate students from across the globe. Lehigh University’s annual report from 2013 provides an overview of the intellectual activity across campus as well as a financial report. It is posted on our website at .

Lehigh offers more than 90 undergraduate programs and majors featuring more than 2,000 courses in four colleges: The College of Arts and Sciences, The College of Business and Economics, The College of Education and The P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science. Lehigh confers a total of 12 degrees at the undergraduate and advanced degree level. We have 482 full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty and approximately 200 adjunct faculty and lecturers and 10 full-time visiting faculty. With approximately 4700 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students, a small student-to-faculty ratio allows students to work closely with professors. About 69% of all full-time faculty are tenured, and 99% of full-time tenure-track faculty hold a doctorate degree or the highest degree in their field.  We have 1,215 staff members supporting the academic, research and administrative functions.

Located in Pennsylvania’s scenic Lehigh Valley, the campus is in close proximity to both New York City and Philadelphia. Lehigh is situated on over 2,300 acres on four campuses. The Asa Packer Campus, Mountaintop Campus, and Murray H. Goodman Campus are contiguous and feature more than 153 buildings with 4.3 million-plus square feet of classroom, laboratory, office and living space. The campus also has 180 acres of playing fields and half of the campus is preserved as open space.

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