Claremont McKenna College — Assistant Professor of Government, Latin American Politics

Posting ID: 16070
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Government, Latin American Politics
Category: Tenure-track
Department: Government
Department URL:

The Department of Government of Claremont McKenna College (CMC) invites applications for a tenure-track position, at the assistant professor level, in the subfield of comparative politics with a Latin American politics focus, beginning July 1, 2022. A qualified candidate would have a PhD in political science in hand or a nearly completed doctoral dissertation, and the capacity to teach core courses in comparative politics, Mexican politics, and other courses within the subfield of Latin American politics.

The candidate must have demonstrated ability to maintain an active, high quality research program and the highest standards of excellence in teaching. The teaching load at CMC is two courses per semester.

Given our commitment to cultivating an inclusive educational environment, we seek candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to teaching, mentoring, and inspiring students representing a broad range of socioeconomic backgrounds, political opinion, genders, races, ethnicities, nationalities, sexual orientations, and religions.

CMC is a highly selective undergraduate institution ranked among the top liberal arts colleges nationally. It is part of The Claremont Colleges, which also includes Pomona College, Scripps College, Harvey Mudd College, Pitzer College, Claremont Graduate University, and Keck Graduate Institute. Combined, the members of The Claremont Colleges have more than 6,000 students. Claremont is located 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.

Claremont McKenna College is an equal-opportunity employer. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the College actively encourages applications from women and members of historically under-represented backgrounds in higher education.

Procedures and Timetable:
All applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, detailed research statement, evidence of excellence in teaching, and a statement regarding teaching philosophy and demonstrated commitment to teaching, mentoring, and inspiring students representing a broad range of backgrounds. Applicants must also submit the names and e-mail addresses of three or more references; an email will be automatically sent to them with a link to upload their recommendation letter. Letters of recommendation should evaluate the candidate’s research and teaching. Applications must be submitted electronically at the following link:

The review of applications will begin October 1, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.