The Department of Political Science in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Franciscan University of Steubenville, Steubenville, Ohio invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position to begin in August 2023. Franciscan University is an academically excellent and passionately Catholic university in the Franciscan tradition, located 24 miles west of Pittsburgh, Pa. International Airport.

The candidate must have the academic background which will enable teaching across all these fields in political science: American politics/government, political philosophy, American constitutional law, and international politics. Some knowledge of and interest in Catholic social teaching is also important. Must possess a Ph.D. in political science. Primary stress is on undergraduate teaching, but the candidate must also have a commitment to ongoing research and publication efforts and other scholarly activity. Previous track record of publications is helpful. Must firmly support the University’s strong Catholic mission and be faithful to the Church’s teachings. Must also be willing to serve in a small political science program in a department that also houses other social science programs. Duties may also include academic advising, advising student co-curricular political science club, and helping plan occasional Department-sponsored guest lectures on campus.

To apply, please submit:

  • a cover letter;
  • up-to-date CV;
  • a statement of your teaching and research philosophy and how it conforms to the vision of Catholic education expressed in Ex corde Ecclesiae;
  • a statement expressing your understanding and support for the mission of Franciscan University of Steubenville;
  • three letters of reference;
  • official transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended.

Materials must be submitted electronically: Dr. Stephen M. Krason (Chairman, Political Science Search Committee) via Mrs. Carrie Libetti (clibetti@franciscan.edu).

We will begin reviewing applications on October 15, 2022.

To apply for this job email your details to clibetti@franciscan.edu

About Franciscan University of Steubenville

It should be a calling, a vocation. Through pursuing a career with Franciscan University, you’ll have the opportunity to be a part of a visionary organization in service of the Catholic Church, society, and culture.

At Franciscan University you will work for and with the Church, alongside like-minded men and women who share your values and your desire to transform the culture. You’ll be challenged by the work and rewarded by the fruit it bears. You’ll be part of an institution that Francis Cardinal Stafford, former president of the Pontifical Council of the Laity, described as “central to the reform and the renewal of the Catholic Church after the Second Vatican Council.”