Assistant Professor, American Politics & Asian American Politics, Vanderbilt University

The Department of Political Science at Vanderbilt University invites applications from outstanding political scientists with a specialization in American political behavior for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor.  We are especially interested in receiving applications from scholars whose work engages with questions related to Asian-American politics and policy, to help facilitate scholarship and curricular bridges between the Department of Political Science and the Vanderbilt Asian Studies Department. 


The ideal candidate will hold a joint appointment in Political Science and Asian Studies.  The department is committed to building an intellectually vibrant, culturally inclusive, and academically diverse community of exceptional faculty. The appointment is open with respect to empirical approach. We will give priority to important research that builds synergies within the Political Science Department, and between the Department and the Asian Studies Department. Candidates able to assist in graduate training in quantitative methods, formal theory, or other methods should indicate those competencies. The appointment will begin Fall 2023. Salary and benefits are highly competitive. The Committee will begin reviewing files as early as September 1, 2022. To ensure full consideration, applicants should submit complete applications by September 15, 2022, but we welcome earlier applications, and we may schedule formal interviews at any time. We will accept applications until we fill the position. Among the qualifications required for hire is the Ph.D. in hand or expected by August 1, 2023. 

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