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Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Relations

Loyola Marymount University
Westchester, CA
Closing date
Jul 4, 2024

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The Department of Political Science and International Relations at Loyola Marymount University invites applications for an assistant professor position beginning in Fall 2025. Loyola Marymount University (LMU) faculty are helping to create the world we want to live in. We are seeking the next generation of mission-driven teacher-scholars. We seek a candidate who is excited to teach undergraduate students.

Substantively, the department is interested in candidates with expertise in comparative politics and/or international relations. We are open to field but will prioritize areas that complement our department's curricular needs, including but not limited to:

Environment/climate change

Democracy and authoritarianism

Comparative public policy

South Asia, Russia, China

International organizations


International Relations Theory

We are open to methodological approach and welcome qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods research.

The regular teaching load for this position includes teaching introductory courses (e.g. comparative politics, international relations) and upper-division courses. 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. Our department welcomes antiracist and inclusive pedagogies, and/or curricula.

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 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 as a single PDF.

A minimum of three confidential letters of recommendation should be submitted directly to

Only online applications will be accepted.

Please direct questions to We will begin our review of applications on September 13, 2024, and will consider applications beyond this date until we conclude our search.

A PhD is required; ABD applicants who anticipate completion of the doctorate by Fall 2025 will be considered.


Faculty Regular

Reasonable expected salary: $87,000.00

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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