Fairfield University — Assistant Professor, Comparative Politics

The Politics Department at Fairfield University invites applications for an assistant professor position in Comparative Politics – with a teaching and research focus on Asia. We are particularly interested in individuals whose teaching and research interests involve China or India. The instructor will offer an introductory course in comparative politics, courses in Asian politics, and courses in their areas of specialization. An interest in teaching International Political Economy and/or the ability to teach an introductory course in another subfield would be an asset. The normal teaching load is three undergraduate courses each semester. The salary and benefits for this position are highly competitive.

Applicants are expected to have completed a Ph.D. by September 2022. Applicants must have a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching. Teaching experience is preferred.

Fairfield University is a comprehensive, co-educational, Jesuit university with a 200-acre campus located in the scenic shoreline community of Fairfield, CT, one hour from New York City. Consistently ranked as a top comprehensive university in New England, Fairfield enrolls approximately 4,500 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students pursuing degrees within the College of Arts and Sciences and fours schools: The Charles F. Dolan School of Business, The Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies, The School of Engineering, and The School of Education and Human Development. As an expression of our Jesuit identity, Fairfield embraces a liberal humanistic approach to education, encouraging critical thinking, cultivating free and open inquiry, and fostering ethical values.

The Politics department consists of nine faculty members representing a range of specialties in Political Science and related programs at Fairfield University that reflect the rich diversity of our academic community, including International Studies, Environmental Studies, Humanitarian Action, Asian Studies, American Studies, Black Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Islamic World Studies, and the graduate program in Public Administration (MPA). The Department has a vibrant culture of undergraduate student-faculty research collaboration, annual events, guest lectures, and student participation in area and interdisciplinary studies. Fairfield University, through Global Fairfield, the Center for Social Impact, and Campus Ministry, offers many opportunities for community engagement and immersive learning experiences locally, nationally, and internationally. The Dolan School of Business offers an MBA program for professionals in Shanghai, China.

Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from persons of color, women, veterans, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with disabilities.

Application Instructions:
The search committee will begin reviewing materials on October 24 and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, please click https://ffd.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/EmploymentOpportunities/job/Fairfield-CT/Assistant-Professor–Comparative-Politics_JR0001085 and upload the following materials by November 8, 2021:

  • a letter of application
  • a curriculum vitae
  • a statement of teaching philosophy inclusive of how diversity and inclusive excellence inform the applicant’s pedagogical approach
  • examples of syllabi and teaching evaluations if applicable
  • unofficial graduate transcript
  • three letters of reference

Please ask your references to send letters of recommendation to the following email address: