Employment Opportunities

Assistant Professor in Comparative Political Institutions (tenure-track)

The Department of Political Science in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Political Science in the field of Comparative Political Institutions anticipated to begin Fall semester 2015. We seek a scholar with excellent theoretical and methodological training who is doing comparative research on governmental institutions, regimes, party systems, elections and electoral systems, informal institutions, organized interests, or other state and civic entities.

A strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education is expected. The candidate must have completed a Ph.D. by the appointment date. Review of applications will start October 1st and will continue until the position is filled.

In order to be considered, applicants are required to submit an electronic USC application; follow this job link or paste in a browser: http://jobs.usc.edu/postings/29146 . The applicant should upload:

  • a CV, a letter of interest
  • writing samples
  • the names of three individuals who can be contacted by USC for references

Inquiries may be sent to posc@usc.edu.  

Materials submitted by regular mail will not be accepted.


USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The University particularly encourages women, members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting uschr@usc.edu.

  • Department of Political Science