Lecturer, Department of Political Science & Economics, Master of Public Policy (MPP)

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Job no: 496386
Work type: Regular Full-Time
Location: Glassboro, New Jersey
Categories: Faculty - College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Lecturer, Master of Public Policy (MPP)

Department of Political Science & Economics

Rowan University

The Department of Political Science and Economics invites applications for a Lecturer of Political Science which is a full-time, non-tenure track, renewable faculty teaching position to begin September 1, 2022. We seek candidates who are passionate about teaching and mentoring students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition to teaching responsibilities, the successful candidate will serve as Coordinator of Master of Public Policy (MPP) program and make substantive service contributions to help launch and lead this exciting new degree program. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in professional development to stay current in their content area.

Lecturers are 10-month positions with a 12-semester-hour work load, serving as Coordinator of the MPP program will be included in this load each semester. While these are non-tenure track positions, they are renewable, with expectations for continuing renewal of two, three, four, and then five years per contract. In addition, the position has a promotion path to Senior Lecturer and Master Lecturer, and includes benefits.


Responsibilities for this position include:

  • Serving as the MPP Coordinator, leading and implementing all aspects of the program (including but not limited to advertisement/promotion, student recruitment, admissions, and graduation);
  • Teaching graduate courses in public policy (including the MPP’s capstone course) and, as needed, undergraduate courses in American politics and Public Policy;
  • Utilize, establish, develop, and coordinate contacts in policy circles (public, private, and non-profit) to create internship and capstone project opportunities for MPP students as well as job placement pathways;
  • Collaborate with The Sweeney Center for Public Policy and the Rowan Institute for Public Policy and Citizenship to organize policy-related events, internship opportunities, and career placement;
  • Participating in curricular development, including taking leadership in the further development and advancement of the MPP program;
  • Attending open houses, orientations, and other recruitment events as needed;
  • Mentoring and advising students within the MPP program; and
  • Attending departmental meetings and annual retreats.


Candidates with a Ph.D. in Political Science, Public Policy, or a related field are preferred, but those with a Master of Public Policy or Master of Public Administration degree and field experience will also be considered. In addition, candidates are expected to have evidence of strong teaching, student advising, and mentoring experience at the college level.

How to Apply:

The application must be submitted through Rowan University’s online application system https://jobs.rowan.edu/en-us/listing/ and must include a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, graduate transcripts, two letters of recommendation, and a cover letter explaining your relevant experience and why your profile prepares you to serve as Coordinator of the Master of Public Policy program.

All completed applications, including letters of recommendation, must be received by May 30, 2022 to receive full consideration, after which applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Female candidates and candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply. Rowan University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Advertised: Apr 28 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:


Working at Rowan University 

Rowan University, located a half-hour outside of Philadelphia with its main campus in suburban Glassboro, N.J., is an institution on the move.

This summer, the University opened Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) in partnership with Cooper University Health Care, in Camden. The first new four-year, M.D.-granting medical school in New Jersey in more than 35 years, CMSRU welcomed its first class in August 2012.

Rowan continues to work with the Borough of Glassboro and private developers on Rowan Boulevard, a $300 million redevelopment project that links the University’s main campus to the historic downtown. This fall alone, the partners broke ground for a new academic building/parking garage and a Marriott Courtyard Hotel. Rowan Boulevard already includes a Barnes & Noble Collegiate Superstore, housing for approximately 1,300 students and retail space.

The University also recently created a School of Biomedical Sciences, which joins nine colleges. In addition to CMSRU they are: the Rohrer College of Business, Communication & Creative Arts, Education, Engineering, Graduate & Continuing Education, Humanities & Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science & Mathematics.

Earlier in 2012, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie awarded Rowan state research institution status (not Carnegie classification) as part of the New Jersey Medical and Health Science Education Restructuring Act, making Rowan only the second comprehensive public research institution in the State. That Act also opened the door to Rowan partnering with Rutgers-Camden to create a College of Health Sciences in Camden near CMSRU. The vision for that College calls for schools of medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health, food science and 16 allied health programs. The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey’s School of Osteopathic Medicine in nearby Stratford, N.J., is to become part of Rowan in the near future. When that occurs, Rowan will be only the second school in the nation with M.D. and D.O. medical programs.

A selective, medium‑sized public university, Rowan is recognized for its nationally ranked academic and athletic programs, talented professors and high‑tech facilities. The University, which has a branch campus in Camden, N.J., and the South Jersey Technology Park at Rowan University in Mantua, N.J., prides itself on being able to provide its more than 12,000 students with an outstanding education at an exceptional value.

 The University offers 57 undergraduate majors, including four undergraduate degree-completion programs; three dual bachelor’s/master’s degrees; more than 40 master’s level programs (including specializations); approximately 25 graduate-level certificate programs; 12 post-baccalaureate programs or endorsements; and two doctoral/specialist programs, including the M.D. degree from its medical school. Students can pursue their degrees at the main campus, the Camden campus, online or at several community colleges, as well as at CMSRU.

Rowan has been recognized by national organizations that evaluate colleges and universities. U.S. News & World Report ranked Rowan 19th among Best Regional Universities—North, third among the public institutions in the category. The Princeton Review named Rowan among 222 institutions in its Best in the Northeast section of its website feature 2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region and included the Rohrer College of Business in its edition of the Best 296 Business Schools. The Princeton Review also listed Rowan, which in the past has been recognized by the U.S. EPA as a Top Green Power Purchaser in its athletic conference, in its Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2012 Edition.


Currently, Rowan University employs 1,090 faculty members: full-time tenure-track professors, full-time temporary professors, part-time professors and adjuncts. The University also employs 940 staff members.

Recognizing that employees, students and the community are valuable resources, Rowan’s Human Resources Department supports the University’s vision and mission; encourages the personal and professional enrichment of employees; provides services appropriate to employees’ needs; and promotes awareness, learning and collaboration.

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