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Assistant Professor – Political Science and International Relations

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Assistant Professor – Political Science and International Relations

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The Department of Political Science and International Relations at Loyola Marynount University invites applications for an assistant professor position beginning in Fall 2022. We seek a candidate who is passionate about teaching undergraduate methods. The department is especially interested in candidates with expertise in global or domestic public policy issues, such as education, health and healthcare, urbanization, or the environment and climate change. Our preferred candidate’s research will engage with substantive policy issues with a focus on social and group differences broadly defined (such as race, class, inequality, ethnicity, nationalism and national identities, sexuality, gender, disability, religion, North-South relations, etc.).

The regular teaching load for this position includes two sections of our introductory methods class and periodically a seminar in advanced methods. LMU has a 2-2/2-3 teaching load, meaning that faculty teach two undergraduate courses per semester, with one 3 course load semester every other year. We are seeking to hire a dedicated teacher and emerging scholar who will embrace the department’s mission of helping students become informed, analytically reflective, and engaged global citizens. Successful candidates must demonstrate a commitment to working with diverse student and community populations.

Loyola Marymount University, a Carnegie classified R2 institution in the mainstream of American Catholic higher education, seeks outstanding applicants who value its mission and share its commitment to inclusive excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society. LMU is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment as defined by federal, state and local law. We invite all persons in the full diversity of their being, life experience, and beliefs to apply. Please read more about our commitments and our efforts at (https://resources.lmu.edu/officeofintercultrualaffairs/).

Candidates should submit application materials via the LMU Human Resources online application portal (http://jobs.lmu.edu). Applicants must include: 1) a cover letter (outlining area of expertise, teaching and research interests, and resonance with LMU’s mission); 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a writing sample; 4) a statement of teaching philosophy that demonstrates your approach to teaching in the liberal arts tradition, and 5) if available, teaching evaluations and/or sample syllabi. A minimum of three confidential letters of recommendation should be submitted directly to [email protected]. Only online applications will be accepted. Please direct questions to Marc Cooper at [email protected]. We will begin our review of applications on September 10, 2021 but will consider applications beyond this date until we conclude our search. A PhD in Political Science, International Relations, Public Policy, or related field is required; ABD applications who anticipate completion of the doctorate by Fall 2022 will be considered.

Specific areas of competency within the discipline:
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Degree Required:
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Prior teaching experience required (years):Special Instructions:
Candidates should submit application materials via the LMU Human Resources online application portal (http://jobs.lmu.edu). Applicants must include: 1) a cover letter (outlining area of expertise, teaching and research interests, and resonance with LMU’s mission); 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a writing sample; 4) a statement of teaching philosophy that demonstrates your approach to teaching in the liberal arts tradition, and 5) if available, teaching evaluations and/or sample syllabi. A minimum of three confidential letters of recommendation should be submitted directly to [email protected]. Only online applications will be accepted. Please direct questions to Marc Cooper at [email protected]. We will begin our review of applications on September 10, 2021 but will consider applications beyond this date until we conclude our search. A PhD in Political Science, International Relations, Public Policy, or related field is required; ABD applications who anticipate completion of the doctorate by Fall 2022 will be considered.

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