Front Royal, VA


The Department of Political Science at Christendom College seeks to hire an Assistant Professor for a full-time position starting 15 August 2022.

The candidate must hold a Ph.D. in political science. We will also consider applications from highly qualified ABD candidates whose progress to degree completion is far advanced. This is an entry-level position.

The successful candidate will be enthusiastically committed to undergraduate education and will teach a 4/4 load of courses, including the department’s two core courses, Introduction to Political Theory and Catholic Social Doctrine, as well as upper-level electives in his/her field of specialization. The subfield within political science is open, but we encourage applications from candidates who specialize in international relations or the history of political thought; the ability to teach some undergraduate courses in economics would be an advantage.

The successful candidate will integrate teaching excellence with professional scholarly engagement and service to the institution. Ability to mentor students, including those aiming for graduate school, is an advantage.

Located in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, Christendom College is a four-year Catholic liberal arts college whose faculty members take an annual, voluntary oath of fidelity to the Magisterium of the Church. Our faculty members affirm the harmony of faith and reason in the pursuit of academic excellence and especially follow the educational vision set out by St. John Paul II in Ex Corde Ecclesiae.

For more information on the Christendom Mission and Vision statements, curriculum, and student life, see Review of applications will begin November 30, 2021.

Interested applicants should provide the following: 1) a curriculum vitae; 2) a letter of application that includes discussion of teaching experience and philosophy, research interests and goals, and commitment to the Catholic liberal arts tradition; 3) three letters of recommendation; 4) graduate transcripts; 5) a sample of scholarly writing of 20 pages or fewer; and 6) evaluations of undergraduate teaching (if available). Please send all application materials to Dr. Joseph Brutto, Chairman of the Political Science Department, at Any other inquiries about the position may be sent to Dr. Brutto at

Graduate transcripts should also be sent to:

Dr. Greg Townsend
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Christendom College
134 Christendom Drive
Front Royal, VA 22630