North Central College - Naperville, IL

Political Science

North Central College seeks applications for a tenure-track position in political science with emphasis in public law or judicial politics to begin Fall 2015. Appointment at the rank of assistant professor is anticipated, but higher rank may be considered for suitably qualified candidates. Ph.D. must be in hand by September 1, 2015. Applicants should have teaching experience and show potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching and scholarship. In addition to teaching courses in public law (Introduction to Law, Constitutional Law, Civil Rights and Liberties), a candidate should be prepared to teach the introductory course in American Government and Introduction to Political Science. A desire to serve as educator-coach for the College’s mock trial team will be weighed in the candidate’s favor. We are particularly interested in candidates who express a desire to participate in our unique Leadership, Ethics and Values program. There will be additional opportunities for the successful candidate to contribute to North Central’s tradition of interdisciplinary learning (e.g., Gender and Women’s Studies, Global Studies, Environmental Studies, First-Year Experience, Urban and Suburban Studies).

North Central College, founded in 1861, is a selective, comprehensive liberal arts college with an enrollment of 3000 students, located in Naperville, 28 miles west of Chicago, within walking distance of the Naperville Metra station. For more information, see

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of scholarly interest and approach, evidence of teaching effectiveness and three letters of recommendation to Cheryl Horton at  There is no application cost for the Interfolio service. For further information, please email Dr. William Muck, Chair of Political Science, at Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply. EOE.

Review of applications will begin on October 1 and continue until position is filled.  Preliminary interviews will be held at the American Political Science Association annual conference in Washington, DC, August 28-31, 2014. Candidates wishing to interview at the meeting should contact William Muck at no later than August 15, 2014 to inquire.