Assistant Professor of Political Science

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Full-Time Faculty

Rivier University seeks a political scientist to join its vibrant academic community as a full-time, non-tenure track faculty member to begin in January 2020.


The candidate will be able to teach courses in U.S. government, international relations, globalization, and related subjects. The candidate will also teach courses as part of Journeys of Transformation, the University’s innovative core curriculum, including “Interactions: The West in the World.” The candidate will participate in programmatic and university-wide student learning outcomes assessments. The candidate will also have the opportunity to co-advise the Model United Nations delegation, supervise internships, promote experiential learning, and engage students in civic life on and off-campus.


The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate in political science or government from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning. An active research agenda and experience teaching is desirable.

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals are invited to apply and while we appreciate every applicant’s interest, only those under consideration will be contacted.

Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter including starting pay expectations, curriculum vitae/resume, teaching philosophy, transcripts (unofficial is fine for applying) and the contact information of three (3) professional references to

Rivier University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, marital status, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or disability in admission or access to, treatment in or employment in its programs and activities, and Title IX requires that the University not discriminate on the bases stated above.

Rivier University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Us

Rivier University has the advantage of a central New England location in a thriving small city less than 50 miles from metropolitan Boston. With a student population of 2,300 undergraduate and graduate students, the University is recognized for academic excellence, a strong liberal arts program, and professional career preparation in various fields.

Rivier University offers a comprehensive benefits package to our full-time employees that includes paid time off, extended sick leave, medical insurance, dental insurance, flex spending account, tuition remission options, and a 403(b) retirement plan match after 1 year of employment.

Dedicated to its mission of transforming hearts and minds to serve the world, Rivier University is guided by the faith heritage, intellectual tradition, and social teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. The faculty and staff are engaged in the education of the whole person in the context of an open and inclusive academic community that cultivates critical thought, sound judgment, and respect for all people. We especially encourage candidates who are committed to enhancing the racial, ethnic, or cultural diversity of the program to apply.