The Department of Political Science at Tufts University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in American Politics. The position is open with respect to area of specialization, though we are particularly interested in candidates who specialize in fields such as gender and politics, judicial politics, inequality, representation, American political development, parties and elections and religion, among others, or who specialize in an area of public policy (such as environmental policy, social welfare policy, or educational policy, etc.). Promise of excellence in scholarship and teaching is required. Teaching duties are two courses per semester. Ph.D. in Political Science required by September 1, 2016.  Teaching experience preferred. Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample. All application materials must be submitted via Interfolio at:  The search committee will begin screening applications on October 1, 2015 and will continue until the positions is filled. Please contact Paula Driscoll, Department Administrator, at with any questions.


Tufts University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.