Arcadia University

TITLE: Assistant Professor, Department of Historical and Political Studies
LOCATION: 450 S. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038

Job Summary:

Arcadia University invites applications to fill a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Historical & Political Studies (HAPS), to begin in fall 2023. HAPS is an interdisciplinary department with four undergraduate majors (History, International Studies, Philosophy, and Politics, Government, & Law) and one Master's program (International Peace and Conflict Resolution).


Teach interdisciplinary undergraduate university courses in History, International Studies, Politics, and Government. Prepare and deliver lectures, as well as evaluate the progress of the students' understanding of course material consistent with our mission and characterization of an institution of higher learning. Develop and pursue a scholarly agenda that includes conducting and supervising research, advising, holding office hours, and further advancing the students' overall knowledge of the subject field. Continue professional development as well as participate in other activities normally associated with faculty responsibilities, including participating in graduation ceremonies, open houses, and related assignments.


The ideal candidate will have expertise in East or Southeast Asia or the Middle East. Thematic specialization in one or more of the following areas is also desired: international political economy, global governance, conflict management, or environmental politics and sustainable development. We welcome candidates with training in Political Science, History, Anthropology, and other related disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields. PhD strongly preferred by September 2023, as are demonstrated excellence in and commitment to teaching, and a strong research and publishing record commensurate with the candidate's experience. Questions can be submitted to

Application Instructions:

  • To apply, please visit and complete:
    • an online application
    • submit a cover letter
    • CV
    • name and contact information for three academic references.
  • Application review will begin immediately.
  • Applications must be submitted online through Arcadia's Human Resources portal to receive full consideration.

Arcadia University is a top-ranked private University in Greater Philadelphia that provides a values-based educational experience by placing students at the center. The Institute of International Education has ranked Arcadia first nationally in study abroad for 10 of the last 13 years, and the Princeton Review has ranked Arcadia among the "Best in the Northeast" for eight consecutive years. The University's Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs are nationally ranked in their respective categories by U.S. News & World Report, which cites Arcadia for being among the top study abroad programs and among the "most innovative," and "best value" colleges. Arcadia promises a distinctively global, integrative, and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and lead in a diverse and dynamic world. Through its community of practice and commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) and to combating anti-Black Racism, Arcadia has made facilitating a safe and welcoming environment a priority. Learn more about our vibrant community at

Our belief and experience is that there is strength in diversity and we are committed to building a welcoming and inclusive environment for students and employees alike. We are a community built on varied experiences and perspectives that beneļ¬ts from open-minded discussion and cultural humility. Guided by our University's values, we are committed to justice, equity, diversity and inclusion, and we are working towards dismantling anti-Black racism/white supremacy and other forms of interpersonal and systemic discrimination and oppression.

We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our community. The successful candidate will demonstrate examples of ways they will incorporate our values in their work.

At Arcadia University, our JEDI principles (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) are the foundation of our highly regarded, values-based learning community, which reflects the world in which we want to live. As such, Arcadia actively seeks and welcomes candidates of diverse backgrounds and abilities. Arcadia prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, age, gender identity, military or military veteran status, disability, family medical or genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristic. All offers of employment are conditional based on the successful completion of a background check. Employment may not begin until the University accepts the results of the background check.

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