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Visiting Assistant Professor Political Science and International Relations

Loyola Marymount University
Westchester, CA
Closing date
May 25, 2024

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The Department of Political Science and International Relations at Loyola Marymount University invites applications for a visiting assistant professor to teach undergraduate courses in U.S. politics. Area of specialization is open, but candidates will be expected to teach the introductory course in U.S. politics and some combination of upper-level courses. In terms of our curricular needs, we welcome courses in any of these areas: political institutions broadly defined, public policy, or social movements. Courses covering these topics from cross-disciplinary lenses such race, ethnicity, gender, class would fit our curriculum well.

We seek a dedicated teacher-scholar with demonstrated or the potential of teaching excellence. The position is for one-year with the possibility of renewal and has a six-course teaching load for the academic year (3-3). Candidates from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

Candidates should submit application materials via the LMU Human Resources online application portal.

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 statement of teaching philosophy that demonstrates your approach to teaching in the liberal arts tradition, 4) teaching evaluations and/or sample syllabi, 5) a writing sample. Three confidential letters of recommendation should be sent to Richard Fox at

Only online applications will be accepted. Please direct questions to the search chair, Richard Fox at We will begin our review of applications on March 1st but will consider applications beyond this date until the search is concluded. A PhD in Political Science or related field is required; ABD applications who anticipate completion of the doctorate by Fall 2024 will be considered.

Faculty Regular

Reasonable expected salary: $65,000.00

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. (Visit for more information.)

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