The Department of Political Science and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University seek nominations and applications of interest to appoint three or more distinguished scholars to establish a cluster of excellence in research and teaching on the challenges of contemporary democracy. We are especially interested in colleagues with an established record of scholarship examining the root causes and consequences of polarization, including its global and transnational dynamics. Successful candidates will join the Agora Institute's core faculty and will serve as full members of the Department of Political Science. We invite qualified candidates from all subfields of the discipline whose work connects with the core mission of the Institute. By conducting a broad and inclusive search, we are committed to identifying candidates who, through their research, teaching, and service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.
Political Science at Johns Hopkins is a methodologically diverse and pluralistic department open to a variety of research methods and intellectual approaches. We also will consider applications for potential cross-disciplinary appointments from scholars in fields such as History, Sociology, Psychology, and Philosophy as well as cross-divisional appointments.
Jointly conceived by the University and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), the $150M SNF Agora Institute was founded to address the deterioration of civic engagement in democracies worldwide and facilitate the restoration of open and inclusive discourse that is the cornerstone of healthy democracies. Housed in the University's Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the SNF Agora Institute at JHU will serve as a leading academic and public forum bringing together experts from a range of fields-including but not limited to political science, sociology, history, neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, and ethics-to examine the dynamics of civic strife and design and test mechanisms for improving dialogue, social engagement, and democratic governance (http://agora.jhu.edu/).
Applicants for Tenured Associate or Full Professor should submit a cover letter, research statement, and curriculum vitae using Interfolio http://apply.interfolio.com/54486 . Candidates applying at the level of advanced assistant professor should include the above as well as a writing sample and three letters of recommendation. Nominations of potential candidates should be sent directly to Professor Adam Sheingate (email@example.com). Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2018 and continue until the positions are filled. Appointments will commence on July 1, 2019.
Internal Number: A-54486-3
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