July 19, 2018
The Department of Politics at Brandeis University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in American Politics. The successful candidate’s term will begin in the Fall of 2019.
We seek applicants whose research and teaching interests focus on American Politics, open as to subfield. We are especially interested in candidates working on campaigns and elections, state and local politics, or public policy, particularly as these areas intersect with race, ethnicity, and gender.
We prefer candidates who will have a Ph.D. in Political Science in hand by August of 2019. Candidates should show evidence of teaching and research excellence to qualify for consideration. The course load is 2/2, and candidates will have the opportunity to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests that includes potential course offerings, a chapter or article length writing sample, and three letters of reference. Brandeis University is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in faculty scholarship, teaching, and service. Applicants are encouraged to address these goals in their cover letter or in their teaching and research statement. These materials can be submitted electronically at: https://
Brandeis University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating equitable access and opportunities for applicants for all employment positions. We value and are seeking candidates that represent a variety of social identities, including those what have been underrepresented in higher education. Diversity in its student body, staff and faculty is important to Brandeis’ primary mission. The search committee is therefore particularly interested in candidates who, through their creative endeavors, teaching and/or service experiences, will increase Brandeis’ reputation for academic excellence and better prepare its students to participate within a pluralistic society.
June 8, 2017Catherine Worsnop ('16) has published "Provoking Barriers: The 2014 Ebola Outbreak and Unintended Consequences of WHO’s Power to Declare a Public Health Emergency" in a special issue of the journal Global Health Governance titled "Reform of the World Health Organization"
February 24, 2017
Jytte Klausen publishes, "The Myth of Homegrown Terrorism," in a Special Issue of the The Georgetown Studies Review: What the New Administration Needs to Know About Terrorism and Counterterrorism.
January 20, 2017
In an interview with GSAS, Ryan LaRochelle analyzes President Trump's Inauguration speech.
January 18, 2017
Writing in the Washington Post's Monkey Cage blog, Ryan LaRochelle explains why the GOP-led efforts to turn Medicaid into a block grant could result in funding reductions and program atrophy.
January 8, 2017
Jeffrey G. Karam (PhD '16) publishes article, "Missing Revolution: The American Intelligence Failure in Iraq, 1958," in the journal Intelligence and National Security.
This article asks the question, "Why were American officials caught by surprise with the military coup and later revolution in Iraq on 14 July 1958?" And argues, drawing on American intelligence and diplomatic records as well as multilingual sources, that the US intelligence failure is the product of two factors: the collection of information from too few and too similar human sources of intelligence in Iraq’s ruling regime, and the unreceptivity of US officials to assessing new information and their unwillingness to update assessments of local Iraqi developments. It revisits America’s intelligence failure in Iraq and suggests important lessons for the study of intelligence.
Jeffrey Karam is currently a Visiting Research Scholar at the Crown Center for Middle East Studies, Brandeis University, and a Lecturer as the Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University.
December 14, 2016
Ellie Driscoll '16 received the Doris Brewer Cohen Award in Justice and Public Life for her senior thesis in politics titled, "Locked Out: How a Criminal Record Restricts Employment Opportunities for African-Americans."
November 16, 2016
Ryan LaRochelle (Visiting Lecturer in Politics) has received an Experiential Learning and Teaching grant to integrate an exit poll assignment in his fall 2016 course: POL105a – Elections in America. The assignment requires students to write a set of clearly-worded survey questions, devise a sampling strategy informed by the scholarship on survey research, collect responses at precincts in Waltham on Election Day, and analyze and present the results of their poll in class. The grant, provided by the Experiential Learning and Teaching office at Brandeis, will help pay for student transportation to the polls as well as materials and supplies necessary to complete the assignment.
October 17, 2016
Professor Marty Levin's original paintings are on display as part of the JustArts Faculty/Staff exhibition. The exhibition, located in the Dreitzer Gallery inside the Spingold Theater ran through November 13, 2016. A review and slideshow can be found in the BrandeisNow article.
September 30, 2016
Professor Jill Greenlee and co-authors Grace Deason and Carrie Langer wrote the chapter, "The Impact of Motherhood and Maternal Messages on Political Candidates" which appears in the edited volume, The Political Psychology of Women in U.S. Politics. (Routledge).
September 29, 2016
Adam Smith has a terrific piece entitled, "'Getting things done': It's overrated," in the September 29, 2016 issue of Times Higher Education.
September 1, 2016
Professor Kerry Chase presented a paper at the annual American Political Science Association (ASPA) conference held in Philadelphia on September 1-4, 2016. An abstract to the paper titled, "Globalized Entertainment and Trade Conflicts in the World Trade Organization," is below:
Conflicts over trade and culture are among the oldest and most contentious in the trading system. Although these conflicts have not ceased, several states in the Doha Round of World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiations have grown more open to placing entertainment and culture under binding trade rules. "Globalized Entertainment and Trade Conflicts in the WTO" analyzes changes in the positions states have taken on this issue in the past 25 years and proposes an explanation for these political shifts -- lower entry barriers into entertainment production and resultant export growth in certain countries in the digital age.