Assistant Professor in Public Law / American Politics

Claremont McKenna College

Position Details

Posting ID: 17022
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Public Law / American Politics
Category: Tenure-track
Department: Government
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The Department of Government at Claremont McKenna College (CMC) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in public law/American politics. The position will begin on July 1, 2024. The successful candidate is expected to hold a Ph.D. in political science by the time of the appointment and to be a recent Ph.D. or early assistant professor.

The successful applicant will teach courses in constitutional law, legal studies, and American politics using historical, institutional, and theoretical perspectives. The teaching load is two courses per semester.

The candidate must demonstrate the ability to maintain an active, high quality research program and the highest standards of excellence in teaching. In addition, the applicant should be prepared to assist with the development and administration of the College’s interdisciplinary legal studies program.

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.

Procedures and Timetable:
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. Please upload application materials at:

Complete applications, including letters of recommendation, will be reviewed beginning September 1, 2023. 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.

To apply:

Claremont McKenna College hires and promotes individuals on the basis of their qualifications, consistent with applicable state and federal laws, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, breastfeeding or related medical condition, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristic or information, military and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. Inquiries may be directed to the Director for Human Resources, 528 N. Mills Avenue, Claremont, California 91711-4015, (909) 621-8490. All applicants must complete and submit an online application to be considered for an open position.

Employment is contingent upon new employee providing documents verifying U.S. citizenship or, for aliens, documents verifying legal permission to work in the United States, applicant’s acceptability for positions requiring use of a college vehicle is contingent upon a driving record acceptable to the College’s automobile liability insurance. Promotion from within is encouraged whenever qualified employees of Claremont McKenna College are available. Interested employees of the College are urged to contact the Director of Human Resources if qualified for any open position. Please do not contact departments directly.



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