Assistant Professor, Political Science

Job description

Lewis University

Located 25 miles southwest of Chicago, Lewis University is an innovative and forward-thinking Catholic university offering market-relevant undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,500 students. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis University has been nationally recognized for preparing intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected and socially responsible graduates. In addition to our main campus in Romeoville, Illinois, we have a growing number of fully on-line programs and locations in Oak Brook, Tinley Park and Albuquerque, NM.

We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including generous health care benefits, tuition reimbursement for self, spouse and qualifying dependents, as well as 403(b) retirement plan options.  For additional information on Lewis as an institution, please see our website at

The Position

The Department of Political Science at Lewis University, invites applications for a half-time, non-tenure track faculty member, at the Assistant Professor rank.   As a department, we are looking for colleagues who thrive on thoughtful, intellectual exchange and are passionate about and committed to student success.  Lewis University serves a diverse student population and community and we invite applications from individuals that embody a commitment to diversity.  

The Assistant Professor will teach courses (6 credit hours per semester) in the constitutional law series (constitutional law, civil liberties, and judicial politics), 1 credit hour pre-law seminar, American National Government, and State and Local Government.  As a faculty member, Assistant Professor will also serve as the Pre-law Advisor and participate in departmental assessment projects.


MA in Political Science. ABD will be considered. Content areas: constitutional law, civil liberties, judicial politics, and the general education courses American National Government and State and Local Government. Demonstrated record of teaching excellence at the college level.

Preferred Qualifications

Earned Ph.D. in Political Science. Earned JD.

For full consideration, interested applicants can view a full description of this position and apply online at

Inspired by the University’s Mission values of Wisdom, Knowledge, Justice, Fidelity and Association, the Lewis Community declares that Lewis is a Sanctified Zone where people are committed to working to end racism, bias and prejudice by valuing diversity in a safe and nurturing environment.

Lewis University, sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to diversity.  Applicants of a diverse background are highly encouraged to apply, however applications will only be accepted from individuals currently authorized to work on a full-time basis in the United States.




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Job No:
Posted: 8/21/2018
Application Due: 10/20/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Salary commensurate with skills and experience.