The Department of Politics and International Relations at Roger Williams University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Comparative Politics with a regional specialization in Latin America. The successful candidate must be committed to the excellent standards of teaching within the department’s two majors of Political Science and International Relations. The successful candidate must also be willing to support the interdisciplinary Latino and Latin American Studies program and the University’s Core (general education) program. The ability to teach in the interdisciplinary Public Health major would be an asset. Solid secondary expertise in a region not already covered by existing faculty is also desirable. As well as teaching, the candidate will be responsible for advising students, curricular development, scholarly activity, and service to the department and the university community.

DPIR consists of seven full-time faculty covering American Politics, International Relations, International Political economy, Middle Eastern Politics, Public Administration, and Chinese and Russian Politics. We value collegiality, service to the department and university and are engaged with the academic and wider community in various ways.


The candidate must hold a Ph.D. in Political Science or Government with an emphasis in Comparative Politics at the time of appointment. The search committee will consider extraordinarily qualified Ph.D. candidates (ABD) with the condition that they will have completed their dissertation defense by the time of appointment. Highly desirable candidates will have at least two years of teaching experience at the undergraduate level as well as a solid record of scholarly activity.

Additional Information:

Roger Williams University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workforce. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable state and federal law.

For information on our Non-discrimination and Title IX policy, visit: rwu.edu/NDT9

Application Instructions:

Qualified applicants should submit materials electronically, including: 1) a letter of intent along with statements of teaching philosophy and research interests; 2) a current vita; 3) representative sample syllabi; 4) evidence of teaching experience including student evaluations (if available); and 5) name and contact information for at least three references.