Grinnell College — Department of Political Science / American Politics – Tenure-Track Position (Start Fall 2022)


GRINNELL COLLEGE. The Department of Political Science invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in American Politics with a focus on race and ethnicity beginning Fall 2022. Assistant Professor (Ph.D.) preferred; Instructor (ABD or foreign equivalent) or Associate Professor possible. Research and teaching interests might include, but are not limited to: the political behavior of specific demographic groups within the United States; politics of gender or intersectional identities; identity politics; and politics of inequality. Scholars who examine political minorities in the U.S. in a cross-national comparative context are also encouraged to apply. High consideration will be given to individuals who can demonstrate educational, research, service, or other experiences that prepare them to provide leadership in mentoring and engaging with underrepresented and historically marginalized students and colleagues.

Grinnell College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college with a strong tradition of social responsibility. In letters of application, candidates should discuss their potential to contribute to a college community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values. To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be received by September 24, 2021. Please visit our application website at to find more details about the job and submit applications online. Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (copies are acceptable), a sample of scholarly written work, and provide email addresses for three references. Questions about this search should be directed to the search chair, Professor Danielle Lussier at or 641-269-3141. 

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An offer for this position will be contingent on successful completion of a background check.