Assistant to Associate Professor Comparative Politics at Baylor University, College of Arts and Sciences


The Department of Political Science at Baylor University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position in the field of comparative politics, starting in August 2022. We seek candidates with an established research agenda in comparative politics and the potential to acquire external funding for their research projects. Successful candidates will evince a capacity to produce scholarship that garners national and international recognition and will show a strong record of teaching in one or more areas of comparative politics. Although applicants need not have a specific regional focus in their research, we are particularly interested in candidates who could teach classes on Asian, Middle Eastern, or African politics. The Department of Political Science values methodological pluralism and encourages candidates with diverse research interests in comparative politics to apply.


Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in political science or a related field and have a level of teaching, research and scholarship accomplishments commensurate with the rank of assistant to associate professor.

Application Instructions:

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but to ensure full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by 08/31/2021. To apply, please submit:

  1. Letter of Application
  2. Current Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research and Teaching Statement, which relates candidate’s qualifications to job requirements and outlines research plans
  4. One article-length Writing Sample
  5. A list of three references including names, titles, and all contact information
  6. Course Evaluations (if applicable)
  7. Transcripts from each degree-granting institution
  8. Statement of participation in a faith community within the Judeo-Christian tradition.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.

Deadline: Aug 31, 2021, at 11:59 pm Eastern Time