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Full-Time Tenure-Track Faculty: Political Science and Statistics/Data Science

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Type: Full-time
Campus: Mount Carmel - Hamden, CT
Categories: Faculty



The Departments of Philosophy & Political Science and Mathematics & Statistics in the College of Arts and Sciences at Quinnipiac University seek applicants for an interdisciplinary tenure-track position who possess teaching and research interests at the intersection of international relations and statistics/data science. The appointment is expected to begin on August 12, 2024, and will be made at the level of assistant or associate professor, depending on the selected candidate’s experience. The primary appointment will be in the Department of Philosophy & Political Science, with a joint appointment in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics (and in the data science program).

The Department of Philosophy and Political Science values all approaches to studying politics, inclusive of theoretical traditions, quantitative and qualitative. We seek applicants who have expertise in international relations and who use quantitative methodologies and political polling in their scholarship to address critical issues in political science. Successful candidates should also have expertise in some of the following areas:

  • Politics of difference
  • Politics of Latin America or Asia
  • Methods for causal inference
  • AI/machine learning
  • Big data analytics
  • Other interdisciplinary topics at the nexus of politics and data science or statistics.

About the College:

The College of Arts and Sciences combines knowledge, skills and perspectives from across the humanities, arts, social and natural sciences. Our graduates are system thinkers who learn to solve problems and work across society, not just in a particular field. Equipped with integrated and interdisciplinary learning tools, they have the ability to see the world through multiple lenses, making them adaptable and versatile – traits that are highly valued by employers in every industry. Our curricula incorporate four key pillars to prepare graduates for the demands of an evolving job market and world; Applied and experiential learning, 21st-century professional skills and literacies, integrated and interdisciplinary thinking, and 360-degree academic and career advising. The College of Arts and Sciences offers undergraduate majors in Behavioral Neuroscience; Biochemistry; Biology; Chemistry; Criminal Justice; Data Science; Economics; English; Environmental Science; Game Design and Development; Gerontology; Health, Medicine, and Society; History; Individualized Majors; Interdisciplinary Studies; Justice and Community Engagement; Law in Society; Mathematics; Philosophy; Political Science; Psychology; Sociology; Hispanic and Latin American Studies; Sustainability and Public Policy; and Theater. In addition, the College of Arts and Sciences offers 32 undergraduate minors, an MS in Molecular and Cell Biology, and the additional accelerated undergraduate/graduate programs: 3+1 and 4+1 BS/MS programs in Molecular and Cell Biology, 3+3 BA or BS/JD degree, 3+1 BA in Data Science/MS or MA in Communications, 3+1 BS in Data Science/MBA, 3+1 BS in Economics/MS in Accounting, Business Analytics, or Journalism or MBA, 3+1 BA in Theater/MBA or MA in Communications, and 3+2 BA or BS/MSW. Students can also complete a 5-year BA/BS and MA in Teaching in the following secondary education fields: Biology, English, History, and Math.

About Quinnipiac:

Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls 9,000 students in more than 130 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Computing and Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing and the College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac is recognized by U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review’s “The Best 388 Colleges.” The university is in the midst of program expansion and renewal for both traditional and adult learners, attraction of diverse communities, development of innovative corporate partnerships and construction of an ambitious set of capital projects. For more information, please visit Connect with Quinnipiac on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok and X.


  • Teach some combination of classes from the following: introductory-level courses in international relations, international political economy, international development, research methods, statistics, or data science. Teach and develop advanced courses in the candidate’s area of expertise, such as: social and ethical policy implications of AI, statistics for the behavioral sciences, applied statistics, or data mining. The normal teaching load is 3-3. Courses are taught primarily in-person
  • Establish or maintain a strong record of scholarship that has the potential to secure external support and that provides students with high-impact learning experiences
  • Guide, advise, and mentor students academically and professionally. Experience and interest in supporting student internships and other forms of experiential learning is a plus
  • Engage in service activities and committees at the department, college, and university level
  • Practice an inclusive pedagogy that inspires and supports student learning

Education Requirements:

  • A PhD in political science, mathematics, statistics, data science, or a related field, is required by the time of appointment


  • Expertise in political polling
  • A research program that exists at the intersection of international relations and statistics/data science.
  • Demonstrated quantitative skills such as computational and/or statistical methodologies to address substantive questions in political science
  • Ability to effectively teach undergraduate-level classes
  • Ability to create inclusive and engaging learning environments for an increasingly diverse student body


  • Demonstrated success in teaching at the undergraduate level
  • Ability to develop and teach graduate courses
  • Demonstrated experience in guiding student internships and engaging in other forms of experiential learning
  • Evidence of securing or attempting to secure internal and/or external support for research and teaching
  • Experience working across departments on interdisciplinary projects that involve various approaches and methodologies
  • A vision for how to connect teaching and research to Quinnipiac’s world-renowned Polling Institute
  • Willingness to engage in media interviews, and ability to communicate scholarly information to the public

Special Instructions to Applicants:


Applications must be submitted electronically and must include:

  • Cover letter that addresses the candidate’s suitability for this position, including their approach and commitment to inclusive teaching practices, and how their research will provide students with high-impact learning experiences.
  • CV that includes a list of three academic/professional references (who will not be contacted without the candidate’s expressed permission).

Applications received by December 11, 2023, will receive first consideration.

Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusion throughout the University community and welcomes candidates who enhance that diversity.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package for full-time faculty and staff which includes tuition remission and a culture that is inclusive and driven by excellence.

Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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