Canisius Employment Opportunities

Assistant Professor of Political Science

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Work type: Faculty
Location: Buffalo
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Assistant Professor of Political Science

Political Science Department Canisius College

The department of Political Science at Canisius College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in American Politics commencing in Fall 2022. Candidates must have research expertise in the area of political parties, interest groups, elections, the presidency, or Congress/legislative politics. The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching introductory courses in American Government along with intermediate and advanced courses such as Congress, Political Parties, Race and Politics, areas of interest to the candidate, and departmental teaching needs.

We seek candidates with a promising record of scholarship and a commitment to excellent teaching in a diverse undergraduate environment. The successful applicant is expected to maintain an active research agenda and to participate in the department’s advisement and service responsibilities, and eventually college-wide service. Department faculty contribute to the Raichle Pre-Law Center, the International Relations major, the endowed William H. Fitzpatrick Institute of Public Affairs and Leadership, and several minors including Law & Public Policy. Candidates must have completed a PhD or be ABD near completion by August 2022.  The Department especially welcomes applications from women, candidates of color, and other underrepresented groups. 

To apply for this position, candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, research statement, and statement of demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion by December 15, 2021 via the Canisius College website. 

Canisius College, a Catholic and Jesuit university, has as its foundation the fundamental values of academic excellence, leadership, faith, and social justice. Canisius is committed to educating and preparing men and women to become leaders in their professions and their communities, and in service to humanity. The college is an equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. The department is enthusiastic about this mission and committed to faculty diversity.

To apply, go to and click on View Current Employment Opportunities. Applicants must submit their cover letter (Dr. Paola Fajardo-Heyward, Chair/Associate Professor of Political Science), curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, teaching philosophy, research statement, and diversity/equity/inclusion statement with their application. Also, please include the names, titles and email addresses of three references. Your references will receive an email requesting they submit their reference letter directly to Human Resources.

The Office of Human Resources at Canisius College utilizes an online recruitment management system.

Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA in order to participate in the search process should contact the office of human resources at (716) 888-2240.


Benefits are available the first of the month after the full-time faculty’s date of hire and include – health, dental and vision insurance, life and long term disability insurance, and retirement plan enrollment is available to full-time faculty with contribution from College after one year. Tuition benefits are also available for full-time faculty and their qualified dependents.

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