Claremont McKenna College — Assistant Professor of American Public Policy

The Department of Government at Claremont McKenna College (CMC) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship in American public policy. The position will begin on July 1, 2023. The successful candidate is expected to hold a Ph.D. in political science, public policy, or a closely related field by the time of the appointment.

The successful applicant will teach courses in public policy, American politics, and empirical methods. The teaching load is two courses per semester. The candidate must have demonstrated ability to maintain an active, high quality research program and the highest standards of excellence in teaching.

Given the College’s 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 opinions, genders, races, ethnicities, nationalities, sexual orientations, and religions. Candidates should demonstrate this commitment in their application materials.

Applications should include a cover letter; curriculum vitae; research statement; statement of teaching philosophy; evidence of teaching effectiveness; and writing sample. Applicants must also submit the names and e-mail addresses of three references; an email will be automatically sent to them with a link to upload their confidential recommendation letter.

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Complete applications, including letters of recommendation, will be reviewed beginning September 1, 2022. Review of complete applications will continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Zoom.

Claremont McKenna College 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. The Claremont Colleges consortium constitutes an academic community of more than 9,000 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 a diverse set of applications.