The School of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Navarra seeks to fill a tenure track,​ full-time, Assistant Professor position of Political Science/Sociology, to begin September 2021. The initial contract will be for one year, and, depending on performance and mutual interests, it may be extended to a second year. Advanced candidates may eventually apply for tenure.

AOS: Political Science, Political Philosophy, and/or Sociology

AOC: Sociology, Political Theory, History of Political Ideas


  • Candidates will have a PhD in Political Science or in Sociology by the date of the commencement of the position
  • The candidate will teach in English to both Spanish and international students for the PPE (Philosophy, Politics and Economics) program, as well as for other university programs
  • Duties include teaching 2 or 3 courses per semester and assisting with program development

Part of the candidate’s teaching may be on Core Curriculum subjects. Any previous experience in the teaching of Core Curriculum courses and knowledge of its principles (www.unav.edu/en/web/core-curriculum/what-is-it/principles) will be very positively considered. In light of these principles, the ideal candidate will appreciate the role of culture and society in configuring individuals’ identities, demonstrate knowledge of Christianity and religion, and inspire a reflective attitude in their students to contemporary challenges.

Demonstrated research excellence or promise of research in his/her AOS is expected. The School of Humanities will take into consideration the successful candidate’s ability to lead research and contribute to the development of the PPE program, to be genuinely committed to students and show a collaborative spirit with colleagues and administrative staff. Candidates with administrative experience are particularly encouraged to apply.

How to apply

Applicants should submit a dossier that includes:

  1. a cover letter that describes his or her research, teaching philosophy and experience, administrative work,
  2. a CV,
  3. and the names of two referees

And email them to application-fyl@unav.es. For further information or queries, please contact us at the same email address. For full consideration, please submit your dossier by 20 December 2020. Candidates will be initially interviewed by Zoom.

The University of Navarra (www.unav.edu) is an international University committed to quality teaching and excellence in research. It ranks 3rd in the Europe Teaching Ranking 2019 by Times Higher Education and Elsevier. The University of Navarra follows in the Roman Catholic educational tradition and is a corporate work of the Opus Dei, a personal prelature of the Roman Catholic Church founded by St. Josemaría Escrivá. It provides suitable opportunities for the development of its professors and employees, carries out broad cultural outreach and social promotion through NGOs and charities, and encourages service learning. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment.

To apply for this job email your details to application-fyl@unav.es

About University of Navarra

Located in Pamplona, the University of Navarra is one of Spain’s most prestigious universities with a distinguished record in teaching and research, and a private non-for-profit university with a strong Catholic ethos.

The private non-for-profit university was founded in 1952 by the founder of Opus Dei, St. Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer, to transmit its values, and now has around 11,000 students, of whom some 8,700 are undergraduates, across four main campuses across the north-east Spanish city.

Initially starting as a law school, it now has 14 faculties, two university schools, 17 institutes, a business school and other centres and institutions. The university offers more than 120 degrees, but all courses include theology.

The University of Navarra also organizes a wide range of activities open to all members of the academic community who are keen to learn about Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church or receive pastoral care from the chaplains in a context of religious freedom.

The university also runs a teaching hospital, where around 2,000 qualified professionals handle more than 100,000 patients each year, as well as carrying out world-leading medical research focused on four main areas - oncology, neuroscience, cardiovascular sciences, and gene therapy and hepatology.

Its mission is broadly defined the search for truth; contribution to the academic, cultural and personal education of its students; the promotion academic research and healthcare activities and providing suitable opportunities for the development of its staff – all with a culture of outreach with a clear goal of service.