Assistant Professor of Political Science (International Relations)

Assistant Professor of Political Science (International Relations Tenure Track)

Division/Department: Academic Affairs, Division of Social Sciences and Cultural Studies
Open Date: Feb. 10, 2021
Close Date: March 15, 2021


The Political Science Program invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor. Candidates should be trained in the area of international relations. The ideal candidate will also be able to teach an introductory-level course in comparative politics.

Responsibilities include:

  • Teaching courses (a 3-3 load)
  • Advising and mentoring students
  • Developing and maintaining a scholarly research and publication agenda
  • Service to the program and Morehouse

We also encourage faculty to be active in soliciting external funding through grants and other sources. The start date for the position is August 2021. 

We are a private historically Black liberal arts college for men whose mission is to develop men with disciplined minds to lead lives of leadership and service. This is accomplished by emphasizing our students' intellectual and character development and by assuming a special responsibility for teaching the history and culture of Black people. Since the founding of the College in 1867, the faculty, staff, and leadership worked to inspire, nurture, challenge, support, and engage our students with the expressed intent of encouraging a very special kind of development.

Morehouse has a proud tradition of having developed leaders, with the most notable, of course, being Martin Luther King Jr. '48. Each era has defined the qualities of Morehouse Man—an expression of the expectations we have of our graduates—a bit differently, but there are some enduring constants. Backed by more than 150 years of history, we see our work as helping shape men of acuity, integrity, and agency. Men who commit to brotherhood, standing together with their peers to cheer, challenge, and support each other. Men who strive to lead consequential lives, to not just do well for themselves, but to do good in the world.

Our strong legacy continues now as we claim a number of successes. Morehouse is the number one baccalaureate origin institution for Black male doctorate recipients in science and engineering, life sciences, physical sciences, social sciences, education, and humanities over the decade ending 2012, according to the National Science Foundation. We are the top producer of underrepresented minority physics baccalaureates among non-Ph.D. granting institutions over the three years ending in 2013 as measured by the American Physical Society. And the College just this year became the only non-majority college or university to produce four Rhodes Scholars. Our graduates include not only men like King and Julian Bond, but Spike Lee, David Satcher, Eddie Glaude, Jim Shelton, and many more operating in and out of academia in some way.

The College offers instructional programs in six divisions—humanities, social sciences and cultural studies, creative and performing arts, life sciences, mathematics and computational science, and business and economics—as well as extracurricular and co-curricular activities that, combined with the academic program: foster the development of oral and written communication skills; foster appreciation of world cultures, artistic, creative expression and the nature of the physical universe; promote understanding of the specific skills needed to pursue professional careers and graduate study; and cultivate the personal attributes of self-confidence, tolerance, morality, ethical behavior, spirituality, humility, global perspective, and commitment to justice.


Minimum qualifications include:

  • Ph.D. in political science
  • Commitment to excellence in teaching
  • Evidence of a productive research program
  • Service to the profession and community
Application Instructions

A successful application will consist of the following:

  • Letter of application providing detail on how the candidate meets the qualifications for the position and why they are a good fit for Morehouse College in particular (no more than two pages)
  • Current curriculum vitae (no more than four pages)
  • Statement of teaching philosophy (no more than two pages)
  • Research/scholarship agenda (no more than two pages)
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation

Candidates also have the option of sharing the following:

  • Sample syllabi (no more than two courses)
  • Samples of research (no more than two samples)
  • Teaching evaluations or summaries of evaluations (no more than two courses, but if submitted, only submit full class evaluations and not samples of class evaluations)

For questions and inquiries, contact:

Dr. Felicia Stewart, chair
Division of Social and Cultural Studies

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