Carleton College — Assistant Professor of Political Science

The Carleton College Department of Political Science invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Comparative Politics to begin September 1, 2021. We are specifically interested in candidates who have regional expertise in Chinese politics and prefer candidates who can speak both to domestic dynamics as well as China’s role in a broader Asian and/or global context. Successful candidates should be able to teach a range of courses in Comparative Politics (including the introductory course) as well as offer instruction in research methods (qualitative and/or quantitative). The standard teaching load is five courses spread across three trimesters. The ideal candidate will also be interested in contributing to a vibrant college-wide culture of undergraduate research and have a commitment to attracting and retaining students from underserved groups. A PhD in hand or its imminent completion is required.

Carleton is a highly selective liberal arts college with a student body of approximately 2,000, located in the historic and thriving town of Northfield, Minnesota. We are in commuting distance of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, whose greater metro area has a diverse population of three million people and a rich variety of cultural resources. The Political Science Department strives to introduce students—majors and non-majors alike—to a broad array of theoretical and philosophical perspectives while equipping them with the necessary analytic skills to engage with an increasingly diverse world and contribute constructively to one’s community. For further information about the department, please consult the department website at

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, a graduate transcript, and a statement about teaching in an undergraduate liberal arts environment and how you would contribute to a college community that embraces a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values. We also require a statement about research interests, one scholarly writing sample and contact information for three letters of reference. All applications should be submitted to Inquiries can be directed to

Carleton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, status with regard to public assistance, disability, or age in providing employment or access to its educational facilities and activities. We are committed to developing our faculty to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

To ensure full consideration, all application materials should be received by September 4, 2020.