Quarterly Adjunct Lecturer in Political Science

Employer
Santa Clara University
Location
Santa Clara, CA

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Position Title:

Quarterly Adjunct Lecturer in Political Science

Position Type:

Temporary

Salary Range:

$8,175 per course

Purpose:

The Department of Political Science at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic university, invites applications for Quarterly Adjunct Lecturer (non-tenure track) positions to teach undergraduate courses in several sub-fields (see below for some specific courses of interest). Specific assignments will be made according to the academic qualifications of the individual and programmatic need. Santa Clara University is on the quarter system; the quarters are 10 weeks long with an 11th week for final examinations. The successful candidate will teach no more than two courses in a quarter and no more than four courses over the fall, winter and spring quarters. This is an applicant pool; as such, positions are filled as needed. We anticipate all instruction will be face-to-face on campus. However, the successful candidate may need to teach in a hybrid or online method, depending on public health and university guidance.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

(1) PhD in Political Science or a closely related field strongly preferred. Applicants who are ABD or possess a master’s degree in Political Science, accompanied by commensurate academic experience (5-7 years of college or professional teaching) may be considered.

(2) Demonstrated excellence in teaching political science at the college level.

(3) Excellent communication skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

1) We seek individuals with TA or instructor experience at the college level in courses including: Law Security and Force (fall quarter) and Criminal Justice System (spring quarter). We also anticipate openings for Introduction to US Politics and Applied Quantitative Research Methods. The job ad will remain posted through March 2023 and we will reach out to applicants as needs arise.

2) Demonstration of inclusive pedagogical practices that advance SCU goals of diversity and equity, demonstrated experience teaching and mentoring a diverse population of undergraduate students.

3) Availability to teach at the following times:

MWF classes with start times ranging from 8:00am to 4:45pm

Fall quarter runs 9/19/22 – 12/9/22, including exams.

Winter quarter runs 1/9/23 - 3/24/23, including exams.

Spring quarter runs 4/3/23 to 6/15/23, including exams.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

(1) Teaching (100%)

Teaching duties include but are not limited to fulfilling all responsibilities associated with assigned courses, including:

a. Teaching a course load of no more than two courses per quarter and no more than four per academic year;

b. Conducting and appearing at all assigned class meetings in a timely and prepared manner that demonstrates a command of the discipline and skill in presenting it effectively;

c. Assigning and evaluating assignments that align with the course description and course learning outcomes, and providing timely feedback to students;

d. Holding regular weekly office hours on campus;

e. Submitting student grades that are appropriate, accurate and fair measures of student performance to the Office of the Registrar by the designated deadline;

f. Administering numerical and narrative evaluations for all courses;

g. Where applicable, teaching from an approved syllabus for the University Core courses assigned or working with the Chair to design an appropriate syllabus for submission for approval from the relevant Faculty Core Curriculum Committee.

(2) Service (0%)

This position does not require any service duties. You may be invited but not required to attend department meetings or activities.

APPLICATION MATERIALS:

Please submit a cover letter, CV, sample syllabi and teaching evaluations, and the contact information for two references.

Work Authorization:

Santa Clara University does not sponsor any visa applications for this position. The successful candidate must be able to provide evidence of identity and legal authorization to work in the United States.


EEO Statement

Equal Opportunity/Notice of Nondiscrimination

Santa Clara University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and California State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged. For a complete copy of Santa Clara University’s equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policies, see https://www.scu.edu/title-ix/policies-reports/

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

Santa Clara University does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of sex/gender, and prohibits retaliation against any person opposing discrimination or participating in any discrimination investigation or complaint process internally or externally. The Title IX Coordinator and Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is Jenna Elliott, Interim Director of Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 408-551-3043, jrelliot@scu.edu , www.scu.edu/title-ix. Inquiries can also be made to the Assistant Secretary of Education within the Office for Civil Rights (OCR).

Clery Notice of Availability

Santa Clara University annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Santa Clara University report, please go to the Campus Safety Services website. To request a paper copy please call Campus Safety at (408) 554-4441. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.

Americans with Disabilities Act

Santa Clara University affirms its' commitment to employ qualified individuals with disabilities within the workplace and to comply with the Americans with Disability Act. All applicants desiring an accommodation should contact the Department of Human Resources, and 408-554-5750 and request to speak to Indu Ahluwalia by phone at 408-554-5750 or by email at iahluwalia@scu.edu.

Santa Clara University annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Santa Clara University report, please go to the Campus Safety Services website. To request a paper copy please call Campus Safety at (408) 554-4441. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.

Organization

Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California’s Silicon Valley, offering its 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master’s, Ph.D., and law degrees.

Santa Clara University requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This mandate allows for limited exemptions.

Santa Clara University does not sponsor work visas for staff positions. If hired, individuals must independently provide proof of their eligibility to work in the United States.

Santa Clara University offers a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees with programs and resources designed to promote and sustain personal health care, well-being, and the financial objectives of our employees and families. Visit our benefits page for more information.

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