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Assistant Teaching Professor, Politics

Apply now Job no: 496971
Work type: Full-Time
Location: University City - Philadelphia, PA
Categories: Drexel University, College of Arts & Sciences

About Drexel

Drexel is one of Philadelphia's top 10 private employers, a comprehensive global research university and a major engine for economic development in the region. With over 24,000 students, Drexel is one of America's 15 largest private universities. Drexel has committed to being the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics.

Job Summary

The Department of Politics at Drexel University invites applications for a non-tenure-track, teaching faculty position in Political Science.  We are seeking a teacher-scholar in the field of American politics, especially one who can offer classes on constitutional law and national institutions, broadly construed.

The successful applicant’s contract will begin in January 2022. The initial contract is for the 2021-2022 academic year, with the possibility of renewal thereafter. The workload is 36 credits of undergraduate courses over 3-4 quarters, primarily including face-to-face teaching but potentially including online or hybrid courses.

The Department of Politics is one of thirteen departments in Drexel’s College of Arts and Sciences (CoAS), and Political Science is the College’s third-largest major. Faculty members teach and research across both traditional subfields and interdisciplinary programs including Africana Studies; Women’s and Gender Studies; Jewish Studies; Science, Technology, and Society; Public Policy; and War and Society. We pride ourselves on our small classes, rigorous methods training, and collegial atmosphere.

Essential Functions

  • Teach undergraduate coursework in the Department of Politics
  • Active participation in the shared governance of the Department, the College of Arts and Sciences, and Drexel University
  • Other related duties as assigned


  • Successful candidate will be required to teach courses in constitutional law with secondary teaching responsibilities open as to field
  • Will contribute to a diverse, inclusive campus culture, inside and outside the classroom
  • Preferably have Ph.D. in hand by January 2022 but will consider ABDs close to their defense date.  

Physical Demands

  • Typically sitting at a desk/table
  • Typically standing, walking
  • Lifting demands up to 25lbs


University City, Philadelphia, PA

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Candidates should include: 1) a cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; and 3) the names and email addresses only of at least three references. Please do NOT submit reference letters at this time as such letters will be requested at a later date for short-listed applicants. 

Only applications submitted via Drexel Careers at: will be considered.  

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled. Please address all queries to Prof. Richardson Dilworth at  

Drexel University offers an attractive benefits package including tuition remission, a retirement package, and an opportunity to join a talented team of professionals directly helping the University achieve its record growth and quality reputation.  

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