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Harvard University Tenure-Track Professor in Government - Political Theory in Cambridge, Massachusetts


Title Tenure-Track Professor in Government - Political Theory

School Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Department/Area Government Department

Position Description

The Department of Government seeks to appoint a tenure-track professor in Government specializing in Political Theory. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2024. The tenure-track professor will be responsible for teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates are encouraged to apply by September 15, 2023; applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate or terminal degree in Political Science, Government or related disciplines required by the time the appointment begins.

Additional Qualifications

Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching and advising is desired.

Special Instructions

Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal ( The Committee will begin reviewing applications on September 8, 2022.

  1. Cover letter

  2. Curriculum Vitae

  3. Teaching/advising statement (describing teaching philosophy and practices)

  4. Research statement

  5. A statement describing efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past, current, and anticipated future contributions in these areas.

  6. Names and contact information of 3-5 referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted. Three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is considered complete only when at least three letters have been received. At least one letter must come from someone who has not served as the candidate’s undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral advisor.

  7. Publications or copies of creative works, if applicable

    Contact Information

Eric Beerbohm, Search Committee, Department of Government

Contact Email

Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

Minimum Number of References Required 3

Maximum Number of References Allowed 5


assistant, associate, faculty, instructor, tenure track

Boston, Cambridge, Massachusetts, MA, Northeast, New England

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