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Teaching Professor - Open Rank - Political Science

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Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by the law. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.

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Please be prepared to attach your cv, cover letter, a teaching statement, a sample syllabus, teaching evaluations and a list of three references.

Posting Details

Posting Detail Information

Position Title Teaching Professor - Open Rank - Political Science
Requisition Number FTFR001055
Division/College College of Social Sciences and Humanities
Interdisciplinary Division/College
Location Boston Main Campus
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
Benefits Eligible Yes
Tenure Status Non Tenure Track
Posting Date 11/13/2017

The Department of Political Science at Northeastern University invites applications for the position of Assistant, Associate or Full Teaching Professor in Political Science beginning September 2018. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to and experience in undergraduate teaching and other experiential educational programs such as Model UN, Model NATO, and Model Arab League. This is an untenured, but continuing and tracked position with the possibility of promotion to Associate and Full Teaching Professor, as well as multi-year (3 year and 5 year) contracts. The initial rank will be determined based on the credentials of the final candidate. The standard teaching load is six courses per year as well as service and professional development duties.


Candidates are required to hold a doctoral degree in Political Science or a related field by the start date. All candidates are expected to provide evidence of excellence in teaching. While course needs are broad, candidates must be able to teach undergraduate courses in the core teaching areas of American Politics, Public Policy, Comparative Politics, or International Relations in addition to other elective courses in the candidate’s area of expertise for the undergraduate degree programs in Political Science. Candidates should have demonstrated commitment to fostering diverse and inclusive environments as well as to promoting experiential learning, which are central to a Northeastern University education.

Additional Information

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities is a leader in the Experiential Liberal Arts ( Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a dynamic and highly selective urban research university in the center of Boston. Grounded in its signature co-op program, Northeastern provides unprecedented global experiential learning opportunities. The College is strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcomes nominations and applications from members of groups that have been, and continue to be, underrepresented in academia.
Candidates are required to upload their CV, a cover letter, a teaching statement, a sample syllabus, teaching evaluations (if available), and a list of three references. Applications must be submitted through our on-line portal Questions may be directed to Professor Thomas Vicino, Department Chair (

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. References
  4. Teaching Statement
  5. Other
  6. Teaching Evaluations
Optional Documents

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