University of St. Thomas

Limited-Term Assistant Professor of Political Science

St. Paul
Dec 21, 2016
Apr 04, 2017
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

The Political Science Department at the University of St. Thomas invites applications for a full-time limited-term position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin September 1, 2017

We are seeking a political scientist with a specialization in American Politics and the ability to teach courses on Congress & the Presidency, Quantitative Research Methods, and our introductory course, American Government in Comparative Perspective. As part of our department’s ongoing curricular revisions, this position allows for additional course development within a candidate’s areas of expertise, such as Political Parties, Interest Group Politics, Media and Politics, or Environmental Policy.  Limited-term faculty are appointed annually with a one-year contract which may be renewed a maximum of four times.


A PhD in political science is strongly preferred. Candidates who are ABD (who would be eligible for an initial rank of instructor) will be considered. All applicants must have demonstrable skills necessary for excellence in teaching.

Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good.

The University of St. Thomas is committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion, and the goals of affirmative action/equal opportunity. The University welcomes nominations and applications from a diverse applicant pool.

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The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Special Instructions to Candidates:

All application materials must be submitted online at

Candidates will first be asked to create an applicant profile and upload the required documents (listed below) and then submit an online application and voluntary EEO form.

Required Documents:

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Statement of teaching philosophy and experience, including evidence of teaching effectiveness (upload one document into "Teaching Philosophy")
  3. Description of research agenda
  4. Two letters of recommendation.  Applicants should arrange for letters to be forwarded to Dr. Angela High-Pippert, Chair of Political Science, University of St. Thomas, 2115 Summit Avenue JRC 432, St. Paul MN 55105. 

Please copy/paste cover letter, which identitifies courses that you would like to teach that would enhance our upper-level course offerings (see, into the online application.

For additional information contact Dr. Angela High-Pippert (

To ensure full consideration for the position, all application materials must be received by Monday, January 30, 2017. The position will remain open until filled.

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