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Nov 2 2021

Faculty Assistant Professor of Political Science

Widener University Chester, Pennsylvania, United States

Widener University is currently seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Political Science beginning fall 2022-23 academic year. The successful candidate will have a background in international relations and the ability to teach general courses in comparative politics and other courses of interest in political science. Additionally, preferred candidates will have the ability to contribute to the Masters of Public Administration program or interdisciplinary offerings.

Widener University is committed to fostering an environment in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. The College of Arts and Sciences puts high priority on inclusive pedagogy, inclusive mentoring, and community engagement. Those candidates experienced in, or who would enjoy, working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and those who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity, are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas throughout their application. The College also deeply values interdisciplinarity embodied in such programs as African and African American Studies and Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies to which faculty from all Arts and Sciences disciplines are welcome to contribute.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (including, but not limited to):

Essential duties:

  • Teach undergraduate general courses in international relations, general comparative politics and other courses of interest in political science.
  • Engage in professional development relating to the discipline and pedagogy, publication of research, and participation in academic citizenship at all levels within the University.

Secondary responsibilities:

  • Advise undergraduate majors
  • Actively participate in department co-curricular and extracurricular activities.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (education/training and experience required):


  • PhD in political science. ABD candidates may be considered if the degree will be completed by May 2022.
  • Demonstrated commitment to, and experience with, undergraduate education
  • Ability to teach Foreign Government and Politics, as well as new or existing electives in their field.
  • Should be prepared to engage students in experiential learning within their area of expertise and contribute to the general education curriculum


  • Teaching experience in political science and/or international politics is preferred.
  • Ability to contribute to the Masters of Public Administration program or interdisciplinary offerings would be a plus.

For full consideration, qualified candidates must submit a cover letter, CV, transcripts, and a teaching philosophy by December 3, 2021 at Three letters of references are requested and should be sent to: Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only those selected to interview will be contacted.

Widener has a strategic commitment to building an inclusive university community whose diversity enriches the lives of all members and where our students are prepared for living in a pluralistic and ever-changing world. As a leading metropolitan university, Widener strives to embody the values that are inherent in our mission: civic engagement, access, inclusion, academic excellence, innovation and leadership.

Widener University, an independent, metropolitan, doctoral-intensive university, connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention and experiential learning are key components of the Widener Experience. Located in Chester, PA, Widener’s main campus is nestled between Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE, with Law Schools located in both Harrisburg and Wilmington. For more information about the university, please visit our website at


Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Faculty.

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