Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Political Science
Locations:: Oakland, CA
Posted:: Sep 10, 2019
Closes:: Open Until Filled
About Mills College:
Located in Oakland, California, in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, Mills College is a liberal arts college for women and gender non-binary students, with graduate programs for all genders. Consistently ranked one of the top master's universities and one of the best value colleges in the West by U.S. News & World Report, Mills also has been named one of the Best Colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The Mills experience is distinguished by small, interactive classes, one-on-one attention from exceptional faculty, a culture of creative experimentation, and cutting-edge interdisciplinary learning opportunities which empower students to make a statement in their careers and communities. As one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, we have a strong record of academic success with first-generation students, students of color, Latinx students, LGBTQ students, and other underrepresented students. Mills College has recently become a Hispanic Serving Institution. Applicants with expertise and experience in supporting and promoting success for Latina/o students are encouraged to apply.
Mills College encourages diversity in hiring and particularly welcomes applications and nominations from women, gender non-binary individuals, and minorities. Mills College seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to equity, inclusion, and social justice and our desire to maintain the excellence of our faculty. In so doing, we offer our students not only the opportunity to learn about varied disciplines but to engage with diverse perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. For more information, please visit www.mills.edu.
Mills College has a rich history of educating women and gender nonconforming leaders at the local, state, and national levels. The Politics, Economics, Policy and Law major builds on this heritage. This interdisciplinary major is designed around critical thinking, leadership, and transformational change. It provides students with the core methodological and analytic skills of its four disciplines while allowing students to explore issues that transcend disciplinary boundaries. It produces students with diverse analytical, methodological, and practical skills who can become leaders in legal, government, non-profit, or business careers or pursue graduate programs in political science, economics, sociology, public policy, politics, and law. Many of our graduates go on to become community leaders, including lawyers, advocates, city councilmembers, policy directors, legislative staff, elected officials, and nonprofit leaders.
The Mills College Department of Public Policy and Political Science seeks applicants for the tenure track position of Assistant Professor to begin in Fall 2020. The new faculty member will support the department's interdisciplinary major, Politics, Economics, Policy, and Law (PEPL), as well as the master's degree in public policy and the political science major. The successful candidate will teach 18 credits per year, including two sections of undergraduate Law and Society, a graduate course in public policy and the law, and a variety of electives related to their area of interest. In addition, they will provide programming and formal academic advising for students in the legal track of the PEPL major, as well as serving as the college's official pre-law advisor.
We prefer candidates with a JD and a doctoral degree in a related field (Political Science, Sociology, Public Policy, etc.). We will also consider candidates with a JD and a relevant master's degree (MPP, MPA, etc.). We further welcome applications from candidates with a PhD in Jurisprudence, Legal Studies, or relevant interdisciplinary field. All candidates must have college-level teaching experience and an active research agenda. To complement the department's existing expertise and meet the college's needs, we are seeking someone whose research focuses on the United States. Topical areas of particular interest include judicial politics, gender and the law, health law, and criminal justice.
We seek candidates with a passion for liberal arts education and social justice, who will support our diverse student body, providing mentorship and academic support and opportunities both inside and outside the classroom. Candidates with an interest in community engaged learning are especially encouraged to apply.
This is an exempt, full-time position and includes a comprehensive benefits package including medical/dental/vision/life/LTD insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with college match after a qualifying period. Faculty members also receive free admission to campus events, use of the pool, fitness center, and tennis courts. Tuition remission is also available after an introductory period. Voluntary benefits include: pet insurance, long-term care insurance and legal-assistance insurance.
Mills College does not permit discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religious creed, color, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity. For more information on Mills' non-discrimination policy, please go to https://www.mills.edu/policies/ada-policies/nondiscrimination-statement.php.
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- Employee Application
- Cover Letter
- Curriculum vitae
- Sample of scholarly research
- Teaching portfolio (sample syllabi, teaching evaluations, and a statement of teaching philosophy, )
- Contact Information for 3 References who are willing to submit letters of recommendation
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Review of applicants will begin October 18, 2019; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.