Lecturer - Public & International Affairs
Position Title: Lecturer - Public & International Affairs
Department: Public & International Affairs - 32421
Vacancy Number: 16F-181
Position Number: 4719
Location of Workplace: Main UNCW Campus
Brief Summary of Work for this Position:
The Department of Public and International Affairs is seeking a Visiting Lecturer in American Politics with training in Political Behavior. This is a one-year position that carries a 4-4 teaching load.
We expect the successful candidate to begin in August 2018. Candidates must be capable of excellent and dynamic teaching primarily at the undergraduate level with a focus on American Politics and Political Behavior. A Master’s Degree in Political Science is required.
We are searching for a candidate whose expertise examines various aspects of American Politics and Political Behavior (e.g., public opinion, campaigns and elections, political psychology, etc.). The ideal candidate will also be capable of teaching American National Government and Introduction to Political Science Research Methods.
While the focus of this position is on undergraduate teaching, the successful candidate may have the opportunity to contribute to one of our three graduate programs: Conflict Management and Resolution (CMR), Public Administration (MPA), and Coastal & Ocean Policy (MCOP).
Primary Function of Organizational Unit:
The Department of Public and International Affairs supports the Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and several minors: International Affairs, Nonprofit Management and Leadership, Political Science, Pre-Law, Public Administration, Campaign Management, and Security Studies. At the graduate level, faculty support courses in the Master of Public Administration, Master of Arts in Conflict Management and Resolution, and Master of Coastal and Ocean Policy.
The College of Arts and Sciences is UNCW’s largest academic unit, employing 450 full-time and 150 part-time faculty members and awarding approximately three quarters of the university’s academic credits. Ours is a comprehensive arts & sciences college comprising the arts, the humanities, the mathematical and natural sciences, and the social and behavioral sciences.
The College’s twenty-two departments offer a variety of undergraduate majors leading to the Bachelor of Arts, the Bachelor of Fine Arts, the Bachelor of Music, and the Bachelor of Science. The College also offers a full complement of minors, including interdisciplinary minors such as African-American studies, Asian studies, forensic science, Latin American studies, Native American studies, and women’s studies, among others.
Applied learning is a hallmark of the student experience in the College of Arts and Sciences. Each of the College’s departments requires an applied learning experience as a part of the curriculum for its undergraduate majors. Examples include faculty-directed research, internships, service learning, and capstone courses and projects, all of which challenge students to integrate various stands of knowledge and to apply that knowledge to broader, real-world or real disciplinary situations. Through applied learning, students in the college gain direct hands-on experience with the skills of their major fields as an essential part of their preparation for life and career. For more information, please visit the College’s Applied Learning web page.
In addition to its undergraduate major and minor programs, the College is chiefly responsible for the curriculum that comprises the university’s University Studies Program, through which all UNCW undergraduates gain a foundation in the liberal arts and develop the transferable skills essential for life in the twenty-first century. The College strives in its undergraduate programs and in its University Study offerings to nurture creative thinking, intellectual curiosity, and academic integrity in students while providing them with a solid foundation of knowledge in their chosen fields. Upon completion of their undergraduate studies, College of Arts and Sciences students will have the necessary preparation for rewarding careers, advanced study, effective citizenship, and meaningful lives.
Graduate programs in the college are designed to develop intellectual competence and to prepare the student for careers in business, industry, government, teaching, or for further study at the doctoral level.
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with nearly 16,500 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.
UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified persons from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Position Type: Time-limited
Anticipated Ending Date if Time-Limited Positions: 06/30/2019
Job Posting Date: 03/27/2018
Priority Consideration Date: 04/27/2018
Priority Consideration Information: Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.