The Department of Politics and the Department of African and African American Studies (AAAS) at Brandeis University invite applications for a full-time, joint, tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in Race and American Politics. The successful candidate will begin her or his term in the Fall of 2016. This search is part of an ongoing cluster hire initiative in African Diaspora Studies at Brandeis University, which aims to broaden and strengthen our intellectual community of scholars engaged in the study of people of African descent. We seek applicants whose research and teaching interests focus on African American politics with an ability to engage in the experiences of other peoples of African descent and communities of color. We encourage applicants with teaching and research interests in, for example, one or more of the following areas: campaigns and elections, political behavior, state and local politics, judicial and criminal justice politics and policies, including incarceration related issues, immigration, and public/social policy. Applicants with the ability to teach courses in quantitative methods will also be viewed favorably. We prefer candidates with a Ph.D. in Political Science. ABDs must show evidence of significant progress toward completion of the PhD and some evidence of teaching excellence to qualify for consideration. The course load is 2/2: one course in AAAS and one course in the Politics Department every semester. Courses will be at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Service expectations will be shared equally between both departments. Ph.D. must be in hand by the start of the appointment.    Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, a chapter or article length writing sample, and three letters of reference electronically at: by October 15, 2015. Questions about the position can be directed to: Daniel Kryder, Chair, Politics Department ( or Chad Williams, Chair, African and Afro-American Studies Department ( Brandeis University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates.