New York University — Assistant Professor, Wilf Family Department of Politics

Assistant Professor
The Wilf Family Department of Politics
New York University Arts and Science 

The Wilf Family Department of Politics seeks qualified candidates for two positions, open to subfield. The primary focus of our search is at the tenure track assistant professor level; however, we may consider more senior candidates under certain circumstances. The department seeks outstanding scholars who rigorously approach the systematic study of political phenomena. The positions are to begin September 1, 2020, pending administrative approval.

Candidates are expected to possess a Ph.D. by September 2020, in political science or a cognate discipline; to have records of excellent research that has been published or otherwise disseminated in a manner appropriate to career stage, and to indicate the potential to be future disciplinary leaders in their respective fields of expertise.  Candidates should also have demonstrated ability as excellent teachers at the undergraduate and/or graduate level. NYU is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive academic community. Accordingly, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate through their teaching, research, experience, and service an ability to contribute to this goal, and a commitment to fostering inclusivity and teaching in a university setting. 

Application Instructions:
Please apply online at with a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, three references, a sample of scholarly writing stripped of any identifying information, and teaching, research, and diversity statements (see below). While we will continue to review applications into the fall, candidates seeking the fullest consideration should submit their applications by September 15, 2019. Candidates are strongly encouraged to supply links to their professional websites; this will enhance their applications by allowing the search committee easy access to additional information that might be needed.

For the Diversity Statement: Please describe the ways in which your (1) scholarship, (2) teaching and mentoring, and/or (3) service and engagement demonstrate your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are particularly interested in hearing about (1) concrete steps you have taken (or are planning to take) to foster an inclusive intellectual environment in the classroom, in the department and on campus, and/or in your field more generally, and (2) how these steps connect with your broader views on the topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

For the Writing Sample: Please be sure to remove any identifying information (e.g., name and institutional affiliation) from this document.

Required Applicant Documents:

  • Cover letter
  • CV or Resume
  • Statement of Research and Goals
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Writing Sample – stripped of any identifying information
  • Diversity Statement
  • Three Letters of Reference

The Faculty of Arts and Science at NYU is at the heart of a leading research university that spans the globe. We seek scholars of the highest caliber who embody the diversity of the United States as well as the global society in which we live. We strongly encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, and other individuals who are under-represented in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, gender and sexual identity, or any other legally protected basis. NYU affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach. To learn more about the FAS commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion, please read here. (

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