Claremont Graduate University — Tenured Position in American Politics, Political Behavior

Division of Politics & Economics
School of Social Science, Policy & Evaluation
Claremont Graduate University
Tenured Position in American Politics, Political Behavior

Claremont Graduate University’s School of Social Science, Policy and Evaluation invites applications for a tenured position in American Politics, focusing on Political Behavior, beginning Fall of 2017. CGU’s Department of Politics and Policy offers only graduate-level degrees: the Ph.D. in Political Science and several MA degrees including the MA in Politics (with emphases in American and in Political Philosophy), the MA in Religion and Politics, and the MA in Public Policy.

In keeping with CGU’s graduate-only focus, we seek a nationally renowned scholar in the area of American Behavioral Politics. This scholar should also show successful experience working with doctoral students to complete their dissertations in a timely way and to assist them in publication. The successful candidate will demonstrate experience and/or capacity for advising a diverse student body. The standard teaching load is two courses per semester, and the successful candidate should be prepared to teach graduate-level core American behavioral courses such as American Political Behavior, Voting Behavior, Political Psychology, Representation and Elections, and Political Parties in the US. We expect that the successful candidate will be expert in the use of appropriate research methods such as experimental research, survey research, etc.

The School is also interested in scholars and teachers whose work enhances CGU’s diversity goals. Current members of Political Science at CGU are interested in diversity issues; for example, our senior American scholar is currently doing work on American Indian voting rights. CGU is a small university with a focus on transdisciplinarity, and therefore applicants with interests beyond one field are also appreciated.

CGU is affiliated with five undergraduate colleges via the Claremont Consortium. Joint research opportunities and teaching with the Claremont colleges may be possible.

Applicants should submit a letter discussing their interest in the position and how they could contribute to Political Science at CGU, a CV, a diversity statement (see below), and the names of four references to Consideration of applications will begin October 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Any questions should be directed to Eliana Leon,

CGU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, religion, ancestry, sex, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital status, pregnancy status, or any other basis protected by applicable laws in its employment or hiring practices.

Claremont Graduate University is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area via their diversity statements. Applicants who have a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity and inclusion are particularly encouraged to apply as are individuals who have membership in one or more of the following groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding: Alaska Natives, Black/African Americans, Mexican Americans/Chicanas/Chicanos, Native American Indians, Native Pacific Islanders (Hawaiian/Polynesian/Micronesian), and Puerto Ricans.