Job Opportunities

Assistant Professor, Political Theory

The Department of Politics at Washington and Lee University invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in Political Theory. The successful candidate will be expected to teach the Department’s introductory course in political philosophy, and related courses in political philosophy. Opportunities to teach in the other subfields in the Department, as well as interdisciplinary programs at the University, will be available. Candidates must have completed all requirements for their Ph.D. by August 1, 2015. Members of the Department will be available to discuss this position at the APSA meeting in Washington, DC. To request an interview, email

Washington and Lee University is a highly selective university devoted to the teaching of the liberal arts. We are committed to excellence in teaching and to the research and professional activity that support it. Situated in the Shenandoah Valley, three hours southwest of Washington, DC, the University enrolls about 1,800 undergraduates and 400 law students. Send letter of application describing why you wish to teach in a liberal arts setting, curriculum vitae, teaching evaluations, graduate transcript, and recommendation letters that speak to teaching and research abilities to addressed to Lucas Morel, Politics Department Head. Women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin October 6, 2014. Materials received before that date will receive full consideration. Term of appointment begins July 1, 2015.