Posted: Feb 12, 2021

Visiting Assistant Professor - Political Science

Loyola Marymount University - Los Angeles, CA
Application Deadline: N/A
International Studies

The Department of Political Science and International Relations at Loyola Marymount University invites applications for a visiting assistant professor who specializes in comparative politics or international relations for the 2021-2022 academic year. We are open to any field of study in comparative or international politics.

The teaching load for this position is 3-3 and typically includes two sections of an introductory course (comparative politics or international relations) and more specialized upper division classes (e.g., international security, human rights, area studies courses, etc.). We are seeking to hire a dedicated teacher and emerging scholar who will embrace the department’s mission of helping students become informed, analytically reflective, and engaged global citizens. Successful candidates must demonstrate a commitment to working with diverse student and community populations.

Loyola Marymount University, a Carnegie classified R2 institution in the mainstream of American Catholic higher education, seeks outstanding applicants who value its mission and share its commitment to inclusive excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society. LMU is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment as defined by federal, state and local law. We invite all persons in the full diversity of their being, life experience, and beliefs to apply. Please read more about our commitments and our efforts at (

Candidates should submit application materials via the LMU Human Resources online application portal ( Applicants must include: 1) a cover letter (outlining area of expertise, teaching and research interests, and resonance with LMU’s mission); 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a writing sample; 4) a statement of teaching philosophy that demonstrates your approach to teaching in the liberal arts tradition, and (5) if available, teaching evaluations and/or sample syllabi. A minimum of three confidential letters of recommendation should be submitted directly to [email protected] Only online applications will be accepted. Please direct questions to Marc Cooper at [email protected] We will begin our review of applications on February 19 and will consider applications beyond this date until we conclude our search. A PhD is required; ABD applicants who anticipate completion of the doctorate by Fall 2021 will be considered.