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Job Title ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF POLITICS Department Politics School/Parent Organization School of Humanities and Sciences Division Provost and Educational Affairs Division Employment Category Fulltime-Regular Academic Year 2019-2020 Academic Semester Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 Anticipated start date 08/16/2019 If temporary, expected end date Faculty Status Tenure Eligible, Notice (TE) Position/Job Summary

Position Summary

The Ithaca College Department of Politics (located in Ithaca, NY) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-eligible Assistant Professor position in Public Law. While the position is in the Politics Department, teaching responsibilities will be primarily in the Legal Studies Program, an interdisciplinary major/minor housed in the School of Humanities and Sciences. We seek a dedicated teacher/scholar eager to work with undergraduates who can help our students better understand how law, justice, race, gender, and power interact in complex ways.

Position Responsibilities

The selected candidate will teach an annual 18-credit load of undergraduate courses—roughly equivalent to three courses per semester. We are interested in candidates who have an interest in offering courses such as:
•A gateway course for the Legal Studies Program which involves an introduction to issues of law, power, and justice.
•A senior capstone/research/internship experience
•At least one upper level law specific course (e.g., gender and law)

The selected candidate should also plan to maintain an active scholarship

Finally, the candidate will be expected to participate in service at the Department level, as well as at the level of either the School, the College, or the off-campus community.

Position/Job Qualifications

Required Qualifications

•Ph.D., discipline open, completed by August 15, 2019, with a specialization in a field of public law.
•Strong desire for teaching undergraduates, and potential for excellence therein.
•Desire for active participation in the Department, School, College, or broader community
•Some teaching experience

Desired Topical Expertise and/or Interests

•gender, sexuality, law
• feminist legal theory
•civil rights law
•race, power, law
•human rights law
•immigration law
•human reproduction and law
•violence and law
•technology and law
•legal research
•NOTE: We are not primarily looking for a constitutional law specialist.

Contributions to Inclusive Excellence

Ithaca College is actively working to build and maintain a diverse and inclusive academic community. As such, we encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups, and we are interested to read or hear about each applicant’s potential to make positive contributions to College-wide goals of inclusive excellence. Applicants are encouraged to articulate their experience, expertise, or interest in any of the following:

•Facilitation of discussions on diversity, marginalization, or inclusion in the classroom
•Experience teaching in ways that meet the varied learning needs and interests of a diverse student population
•Commitment to encouraging and promoting success in all students, regardless of aptitude or achievement
•Any relevant experience or record of professional engagement with groups and communities underrepresented in the academy

EEO Statement

Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.

Instructions for submitting your application:

Interested applicants must apply online at . A complete application package includes the following:
• (1) Cover letter (~500 words) including:
o A brief professional introduction
o A clear, concise articulation of (see above):
 Required qualifications
 Desired topical attributes
 Contributions to creating an inclusive classroom
• (2) Curriculum vitae (CV) (no word limit) including details on teaching, scholarship, and service, in that order
• (3) Teaching statement (~500 words) discussing philosophy, and/or approach, and/or experience
• (4) Scholarship statement (~500 words) discussing interests, and/or experience, and/or future plans
• (5) A well-developed syllabus for a course specifically designed to be taught in this position (see “Position Responsibilities” above)
• (6) A list of the names and contact information for three professional or academic references (Letters may be requested after an initial round of review.)
• (7) A statement of research interests.

Questions about online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Work authorization (select one): Visa sponsorship will be considered for this position Department description

The Ithaca College Politics Department has twelve full-time faculty, and covers most aspects of the political science curriculum, but emphasizes qualitative, historical, and theoretical, approaches to the study of politics, rather than quantitative. The department has a strong international focus.

The Legal Studies Program has recently moved from the Ithaca College Business School to the School of Humanities and Sciences, under the auspices of the Politics Department, and is currently undergoing curricular review. The Legal Studies major and minor are interdisciplinary, with course requirements drawn from departments across the college. The new hire will have significant opportunities to help grow the program and shape its future direction.

College description

At Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 6,500 students, we strive to be at the forefront of the higher education landscape. We offer a distinct integrative learning experience that makes students ready for the personal, professional, and global challenges of our age.

We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be a part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history. We encourage creative collaboration and innovation in our faculty and staff, providing support and resources for them to grow in their fields and lead students to their own innovative ideas and achievements.

We welcome different ways of thinking and look for candidates with unique points of view and life experiences. We are inclusive of individuals with a wide range of cultural, personal, and professional backgrounds, talents, and skills. Our campus is a vibrant and rewarding community where diverse minds can learn, succeed, and excel.

When reviewing candidates, we are looking for indicators of a number of core competencies. Prospective candidates must be adaptable, collaborative, inclusive, respectful, responsive, results driven, and sustainable. They must communicate effectively, demonstrate leadership, exhibit professional integrity and ethics, take initiative, value personal and professional development, and show that they will engage in the college.

Nestled in the heart of New York State’s scenic Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the city center. Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger’s as one of the top 10 places to live in the United States.

To learn more about Ithaca College, visit us at

FLSA Status Exempt Is this position eligible for benefits? Yes Is this position covered by the SEIU? No Vacancy ID F2126 Quick Link Documents Needed to Apply Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Reference List
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  5. Statement of Research Interests
  6. Syllabi
  7. Scholarship Statement
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    Posted: 1/22/2019
    Application Due: 6/28/2019
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