Assistant Professor in Race and Ethnic Politics
Aug 10, 2023
THE DEPARTMENT OF Political Science, UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Political Science whose primary area of interest is race and ethnic politics in the United States, including the intersection of race and ethnicity with institutions, political behavior, public policy, and the law. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2024. A Ph.D. or equivalent degree is expected at the start of the appointment.
Political Science is housed within the School of Arts & Sciences
, which is comprised of 28 academic departments,
the College of Arts and Sciences
, the Graduate Division
, and the College of Liberal and Professional Studies
. Interdisciplinary research and collaboration are supported by the breadth and depth of academic pursuits at Penn
as well as the proximity of resources on our contiguous green urban campus
in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We promote and encourage curiosity, intellectual engagement, and discovery among all our students and faculty. University, School, and departmental resources that support faculty include but are not limited to: the Offices of the Vice Provost for Faculty
and Vice Provost for Research
and Perry World House
, Wellness at Penn
, the Center for Teaching and Learning
, the Penn Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships
, and Penn Human Resources
With 35 tenured and tenure-track faculty, over 300 undergraduate student majors
, and 80 graduate students, we are one of the largest departments in School of Arts and Sciences
. Our faculty teach and conduct research in all of the major fields in our discipline, including American politics, comparative politics, international relations, political theory, political economy and methods. With many of the key problems society faces having a significant political component, our faculty and students study a range of issues with real-world policy implications ranging from civil wars and ethnic conflict to environmental politics, partisan polarization, and inequality. Our program has an excellent placement record: PhDs go on to jobs in teaching and research in higher education, as well as successful careers outside academia.
We seek candidates who share our strong commitment to research, teaching and mentoring, and to a scholarly community shaped by values of inclusive excellence. The School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania is committed to cultivating and sustaining a community of students, scholars, researchers, and staff that reflects the diversity of our world. We nurture working and learning environments that are affirming, equitable, and inclusive. As a community, we are committed to thoughtful discussions and dynamic interactions as we strive for an environment where everyone is supported and valued. Please see our School's Inclusion and Antiracism Initiatives to learn more about our active priorities: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/2020-inclusion-and-anti-racism-initiatives
The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate potential for a high-impact research agenda and plan to seek external funding for research. They will teach three courses per year at the undergraduate and graduate levels. They will also provide research advising to students at all levels and will engage in service to the profession and shared governance within the University.
Candidates should submit a cover letter, personal statement, curriculum vita, research statement, writing sample (approximately 30 pages), and three letters of recommendation to: apply.interfolio.com/129788
Review of applications will begin on September 1st, 2023,
and continue until the position has been filled.
Please contact Jennifer Bottomley, (email@example.com
; 215-898-7641) with application questions.
To apply, visit https://apply.interfolio.com/129788
The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class. Questions or concerns about this should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, University of Pennsylvania, 421 Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).
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