Assistant Professor of Political Science

The successful candidate must be prepared to teach Introduction to Comparative Politics, relevant regional and thematic courses, and Political Science Research Methods, including Applied Quantitative Methods. Regional interest includes China, South Asia, and Latin America, particularly Mexico. Themes of interest include participation, human rights, politics, religion and development, and sustainable development. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Political Science (completion required by the time of appointment) and university-level teaching experience. Demonstrated success in research and publishing peer-reviewed works is necessary to achieve tenure. Research plans that could include undergraduates are highly preferred.

To ensure consideration please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent under separate cover to and provide the following by August 21, 2015 via the PeopleAdmin system at

(1) curriculum vitae
(2) letter of application articulating teaching philosophy, research plans, and experiences working with people of diverse cultures and identities
(3) a statement of how the research plans might foster intradepartmental and interdepartmental connections
(4) teaching evaluations
(5) sample syllabi
(6) a writing sample (no more than 40 pages)
(7) graduate transcripts (unofficial are sufficient)

Located in the heart of northern California’s Silicon Valley, Santa Clara is a private, Catholic Jesuit university committed to promoting social justice in a comprehensive educational setting. It is an AA/EOE employer. Faculty are teaching-scholars who balance a commitment to quality teaching with active programs of research. A full-time teaching load is 7 courses over three 10-week quarters, with a 1-course reduction for research. Housing assistance is available.

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