The Harvard Kennedy School invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position in comparative politics. The search is open in terms of subject matter and global region, but we particularly welcome applications from scholars whose work advances clear and compelling perspectives on problems of governance, political institutions, and political behavior in Latin America, Eastern Europe, Asia, or Africa. The ideal applicant will combine mastery of social scientific methods with demonstrated expertise in a particular country or region, including knowledge of local languages, cultures, and customs. Qualifications include a doctorate in political science, sociology, comparative law, or allied field, a strong commitment to producing rigorous research, excellent teaching skills, and a genuine interest in engagement with public policy and with the world of practice. This search focuses on candidates eligible for appointment as assistant or (untenured) associate professors. Applicants should submit a research statement, a description of past or planned teaching (along with teaching evaluations, if available), C.V., writing samples, and three letters of recommendation at http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/9163. Review of applications will begin on Friday, September 6 and continue until the position is filled.
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. The Harvard Kennedy School is committed to building a diverse academic community, so we encourage applications from women, members of minority groups, and people of all political views and socioeconomic standings.
Qualifications include a doctorate in political science, sociology, comparative law, or allied field, a strong commitment to producing rigorous research, excellent teaching skills, and a genuine interest in engagement with public policy and with the world of practice.