Non-Tenure Track Instructor of Legal Studies

Suffolk University is a private, urban university located in the heart of downtown Boston. Our college green is the Boston Common and we are steps from dozens of historic sites including the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, City Hall and the Massachusetts State House. We have no real boundaries to our campus—Boston and Suffolk blend together.

Suffolk has been committed to creating an exceptional learning experience since 1906. Our vision is to be recognized as a dynamic institution that fosters engaged learning, rigorous scholarship, innovative thinking, and community collaboration across disciplines. We will ensure that Suffolk graduates are versatile and prepared for modern society and the new world market. We will provide rich curricula, experiential learning opportunities and professional mentoring through increased collaboration with alumni and community partners. We will recruit, mentor, and support a diverse faculty of teacher-scholars who are passionately committed to preparing our students to be leaders in the global community. We will inspire investment in a Suffolk community that is built on ethical, forward-thinking leadership, teamwork, and cooperation.

We compete for the best talent. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse community. We are actively seeking applicants from groups that might be under-represented because of race/color, gender, religion, real or perceived disability, national origin or LGBTQ status. As part of our commitment we encourage you to complete the demographic portion of the application in addition to submitting your cover letter and resume/CV as it will assist us in targeting our recruitment efforts.

Please note that Suffolk University conducts background checks as a condition of employment.

We are also committed to the well-being of our employees. Our terrific benefits package for benefits-eligible positions include, but are not limited to:
  • Generous paid time-off programs and commitment to work-life balance
  • Tuition free course benefits in the College of Arts and Sciences and in the Sawyer Business School for employees with additional tuition benefits for spouses, domestic partners, and children
  • Top-notch well-being care available through Harvard Pilgrim Medical/Delta Dental and a Flexible Spending Account
  • Pre-tax commuter benefit
  • Employee Assistance Program that provides employees and their family members with initial assessment, referrals and short-term counseling for personal and work challenges
  • Discounted home and auto insurance

  • Description

    The Department of Political Science & Legal Studies at Suffolk University invites applications for a 1-year position for a full-time, non-tenure track instructor of Legal Studies beginning July 1, 2021. Faculty responsibilities for this position include a nominal load of eight courses a year, teaching courses in the Law major (e.g., Ethics and Legal Practice Skills; Legal Research and Writing) and first-year general education courses (as needed). Service responsibilities include assisting with program administration and preparing American Bar Association approval reports. A strong component of this position includes advising students in preparation for graduate school and careers in the fields of law, public policy, and government and actively participating in the life of the department, college, and university through participation in shared governance and other service activities.

    The successful candidate will have a JD with demonstrated college/university teaching excellence and an understanding of teaching civil rights in the law. The Political Science & Legal Studies Department offers undergraduate degrees in Law, Political Science, and International Relations as well as master’s degrees in Applied Politics and Global Public Policy. The Department has a strong commitment to student development by providing high quality instruction to a diverse student body.

    Application should be made through the Suffolk HR website with a complete submission including the following components: cover letter, CV, graduate transcript, research/scholarly writing sample, statement of teaching philosophy, sampling of course syllabi and recent student evaluations (if available), and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately, with a final application deadline of December 1, 2020.

    Suffolk University does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, genetic information, or status as a veteran in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs, activities, or employment.

    Suffolk University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive faculty and staff who contribute to the robust exchange of ideas on campus, and who are committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment. We strongly encourage applications from groups historically marginalized or underrepresented because of race/color, gender, religious creed, disability, national origin, veteran status or LGBTQ status. The search committee is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, service and/or experience, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. To learn more about Suffolk, visit our website at www.suffolk.edu .

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