Assistant/Associate Professor ~ Legal Studies and History

Rochester, New York
Sep 08, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of History and Political Science at Nazareth College of Rochester invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Legal Studies and History. Applicants for this position must have earned two degrees: (1) J.D. from an accredited U.S. law school; and (2) Ph.D. [preferred] or M.A. [considered] in History or related discipline with a strong focus on historical study and analysis. Applicants who will contribute to the college’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive environment are encouraged to apply.

The area of expertise in Legal Studies is open but the successful candidate will be able to teach Introduction to Law, Legal Writing and Research, Philosophy and Sociology of Law, Senior Seminar in Legal Studies, as well as upper-level electives in the areas of candidate’s expertise. Preference will be given to candidates prepared to teach civil rights or human rights law courses. In addition to teaching responsibilities, the successful candidate will serve as the Director of Legal Studies and accelerated B.A./J.D. programs.

The area of specialization in History is open but the successful candidate will be able to teach introductory survey courses in History, as well as upper-level electives in the areas of candidate’s expertise.

Our department is committed to reflecting and supporting the growing diversity of our students and applications from members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged. Applicants should have a proven record of teaching excellence and success in working with diverse populations of students. The appointment can be at either the Assistant or the Associate Professor rank, depending on the candidate’s credentials as well as teaching and administrative experience.

Applications will be accepted until this position is filled but the search committee will begin review on November 1, 2017. Applications should include: cover letter, curriculum vitae (or a resume with detailed description of education, teaching, scholarship and professional experience), statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation.  Applicants are encouraged to include teaching evaluations, course materials and/or other evidence of achieved or potential excellence in teaching diverse students.

Nazareth College, an independent, comprehensive institution with 2100 undergraduate and 700 graduate students, prepares graduates to live and work as leaders in diverse communities through a wide range of liberal arts and professional programs. Nazareth hires faculty who are committed to excellent teaching, student success, civic engagement, and who will champion diversity within the campus community and beyond. Nazareth strives to be both diverse and inclusive, addressing issues of power, privilege, and marginalization through curricular, co-curricular, scholarly, creative and support activities. The College is located minutes from downtown Rochester, New York, a city noted for world-class cultural and entertainment offerings and a fast-growing innovation economy. Applications from candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged. EOE