Instructional Assistant Professor of Political Science, Non Tenure Track, Fall 2024Location:
Orange, CAOpen Date:
Nov 9, 2023Close Date:
Jan 2, 2024Description:
The Department of Political Science in Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at Chapman University invites applications for a Non-Tenure Track Instructional Assistant Professor of Political Science with a primary focus on comparative politics and a secondary focus on either research methods or foreign policy. Chapman University is a nationally ranked, R2 Carnegie Classified private institution offering traditional undergraduate and graduate programs in the heart of Orange County, one of Southern California’s most diverse and vibrant regions. Chapman’s campuses are home to nearly 10,000 students representing 50 states, three territories, and 78 countries. The 11 schools and colleges of Chapman, including Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, offer 65 bachelor's, 53 master's, and six doctoral programs, along with nearly 60 minors and 17 accelerated and bridge programs. Classes are taught by the more than 1,100 dedicated faculty members who are leaders in their fields, including Nobel Prize recipients, MacArthur Fellows, National Medal of Science honorees, former U.S. Supreme Court clerks, and Emmy, Grammy, and Academy Award winners. The mission of the Department of Political Science in the Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences is to educate students to become effective democratic citizens, both locally and globally. We provide a distinctive, challenging, and personalized learning environment anchored in critical thinking and student research. Through a variety of courses, internships, and other experiential learning opportunities, students gain a theoretical and practical knowledge of politics. Students who graduate with a degree in Political Science will be well-equipped for graduate studies or careers in law, government, public policy, government relations, or the nonprofit sector. Our faculty’s interdisciplinary expertise includes environmental policy, human rights law, public administration, constitutional law, religion and politics, economic development, public opinion and voting behavior, indigeneous movements, the politics of natural disasters, disability policy, and the U.S. Presidency. Chapman University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman is available at https://www.chapman.edu/diversity
Plan, develop, and deliver high-quality courses in comparative politics, as well as in research methods and/or foreign policy.Offer regular office hours to provide students with opportunities for one-on-one consultations, academic advising, and clarification of course materials.Serve on academic committees or task forces within the institution, contributing to discussions and decisions related to academic policies, curriculum development, and other relevant matters.Participate in advising for students majoring in Political Science, helping them select appropriate courses and develop academic plans.Contribute to the overall mission of the institution by attending departmental meetings and supporting campus-wide initiatives and events.Qualifications:
A Ph.D. in Political Science or related field from an accredited institution of higher education.In-depth knowledge and expertise in the subject area or discipline related to the courses they will be teaching.Evidence of excellence in teaching and a student-centered approach to teaching, including the ability to provide support and guidance to students.
Experience teaching courses in comparative politics, research methods, and foreign policy.Experience collaborating with colleagues, department chairs, and academic administrators on curriculum development and institutional initiatives.Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.Application Instructions:
Qualified candidates are invited to submit the following electronically:
Cover LetterCurriculum VitaeTeaching Statement (2 pages max)Three confidential letters of recommendation
Inquiries can be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. David Shafie (firstname.lastname@example.org), and should use ‘Instructional Assistant Professor of Political Science, Non Tenure Track’ as the email subject line.
Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with experience. This position is contingent on final budget approval. Successful completion of a background check is required for the final candidate.Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.
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