Term Faculty (Non-Tenure Track) - Political Science (21-22)

Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Mar 04, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


The Department of Political Science at DePaul University invites applications for a full time, non-tenure-track position with primary expertise in the fields of American Politics and Public Law.  Responsibilities will include teaching courses on American Institutions (the Presidency and Congress) and areas of Constitutional law and the judicial process.  The successful candidate will teach a variety of upper-division courses in these and related areas of specialization and also teach introductory American Government and Political Science courses.  In addition, the position will have administrative responsibilities overseeing the Department’s internship program.  The position will begin in the Fall Quarter of 2021. 

With a total enrollment over 22,000 students, DePaul is one of the largest private non-profit universities in the nation.  Yet the class size in its academic programs typically does not exceed 40 students, reflecting the value the university places on teaching excellence. Our programs provide high quality, personalized, accessible education to a diverse student body, grounded in the values of St. Vincent de Paul.  Our teaching and research advance knowledge and service to society.

DePaul seeks applicants who reflect the diversity of its student body and the city of Chicago. Those with experience working with diverse faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to an inclusive climate are encouraged to apply. We urge candidates to provide examples of their successes in these areas. Women, members of historically underrepresented groups, and persons with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply.

For more information, e-mail polisci@depaul.edu or visit the department’s web site at https://las.depaul.edu/academics/political-science/Pages/default.aspx


A Ph.D. is preferred at the time of appointment, but ABD candidates will be considered. A Juris Doctorate degree will not be considered sufficient.  Experience working with students outside of the classroom, or in Washington DC, will be given preference, as will an ability to teach research methods.

DePaul seeks candidates with demonstrated cultural competencies to include teaching, service and research in diverse learning communities.

Application Instructions

Candidates should electronically submit the following: (1) a letter of application (cover letter), (2) a CV, (3) an unofficial transcript of the last degree (earned or in progress), (4) syllabi and (5) complete course evaluations if available.  This material should be submitted via DePaul’s Faculty Opportunities website at https://academics.depaul.edu/faculty-jobs/Pages/default.aspx

The screening of applications will begin April 9, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Apply: https://apply.interfolio.com/84067


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, martical status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.

A copy of DePaul University's Safety and Security Information Report and Fire Safety Report is available upon request.  The report includes statistics about crimes that occurred on campus and public property immediately adjacent to campus.  The report includes institutional policies concerning campus security, sexual assault and other matters.  It also includes fire statistics, fire safety practices and standards of the institution.  A copy of this report can be obtained by contacting the Crime Prevention Office at 773-325-7775 or by visiting the DePaul Public Safety website at http://publicsafety.depaul.edu.

Title IX Statement:

Federal Title IX policy requires that all colleges and universities make known the contact information for the person responsible for coordinating its efforts to comply with Title IX responsibilities.  At DePaul University, the Title IX Coordinator is Kathryn Statz.  Her office is located in Lincoln Park on the 3rd floor of the Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield Avenue.  She can be reached at 312-362-8970, or titleixcoordinator@depaul.edu.