Visiting Lecturer in American Judicial Politics

Location
Texas, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted
Mar 29, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Application Deadline
Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and continue until the position is filled.

Position Details
The Department of Political Science at TCU invites applications for a one-year visiting lecturer position in American Judicial Politics for the 2021-22 academic year. We seek candidates who are able to teach courses in Constitutional Law (including powers, rights, and liberties), the judicial process, and other courses related to American judicial politics. Preference will be given to candidates who will have completed the Ph.D.in Political Science and have demonstrated the capacity for excellence in the classroom and success as a teacher-scholar. The successful candidate will have a 4/4 teaching load, and the salary is competitive.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, transcript, a portfolio of teaching materials (including a teaching philosophy statement and sample syllabus in an upper level course in the field of American Judicial Politics), and a one-page diversity statement. All materials are to be submitted online at https://jobs.tcu.edu/en-us/listing/. Three confidential letters of recommendation should be sent by recommenders or dossier service to hrtalentacquisition@tcu.edu.

The finalists for the position will be asked either to submit a video of a teaching demonstration in front of students (approximately 45 minutes in length) or will be asked to give a teaching demonstration during an interview.

We will review applications on receipt and will continue until the position is filled. All questions regarding the application process may be directed to Human Resources at hrtalentacquisition@tcu.edu or 817-257-7790. Questions about the Department of Political Science may be directed to the search committee chair Dr. Ralph Carter at r.carter@tcu.edu

Department Details

School/College Description
Named for TCU’s founders, Addison and Randolph Clark, the AddRan College of Liberal Arts is home to the core academic disciplines of the humanities and social sciences. The College includes approximately 155 full-time faculty members, 11 departments (Criminal Justice, Economics, English, Geography, History, Modern Language Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, Sociology & Anthropology, and Spanish and Hispanic Studies), and two units of Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (Army and Air Force). AddRan College departments confer 15 Bachelor of Arts and six Bachelor of Science degrees, a Bachelor of General Studies, an online master’s degree in Criminal Justice, a Master of Liberal Arts degree, and master’s and Ph.D. degrees in History, English, and Rhetoric and Composition.

University & Fort Worth Description
ABOUT TCU

Founded in 1873, Texas Christian University sits on 299 acres nestled in a primarily residential part of Fort Worth, just minutes away from downtown. The University includes eight schools and colleges, in addition to the John V. Roach Honors College and the new TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine, which is operated in collaboration with the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth.

Currently, TCU enrolls 9,474 undergraduates and 1,490 graduate students. Twenty-six percent of students self-identify as a member of a minority group, 5 percent are international students, and 42 percent are from out-of-state. Our students are supported by more than 2,200 faculty and staff. The University has more than 700 full-time faculty members, 87 percent of whom hold a terminal degree. For nine consecutive years, TCU has been selected as one of the Great Colleges to Work For®.

At TCU, diversity, equity and inclusion are an educational imperative that is tied directly to our University mission and vision. For the second consecutive year, TCU has earned the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, which highlights our ongoing commitment to build a comprehensive DEI strategy that aligns with our core values and to create a campus culture where everyone is respected and feels included. Among TCU’s actions this year was approving a resolution to adopt DEI into its core curriculum.

ABOUT FORT WORTH

Like TCU, Fort Worth has the approachable, friendly charm of a smaller town, but offers the amenities, cultural activities, diversity and unique personality of a much larger city. Fort Worth, Texas, is the 13th largest city in the United States with an ever-growing population nearing 1 million. Fort Worth is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, the fourth largest metropolitan area in the United States, and the number 1 tourist destination in Texas. In 2018, bizjournals.com ranked Fort Worth the 7th most affordable city to live and work in the United States and U.S. News and World Report named Fort Worth one of the Best Places to Live. Fort Worth, Dallas and Arlington all rank among the top 25 most diverse cities in the country.

Fort Worth is known for its vast array of cultural, educational and entertainment opportunities. The city boasts three world class art museums—the Kimbell Art Museum, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The Bass Performance Hall is one of the premier performance venues in the country. Concerts, film festivals and other events are held regularly at Sundance Square, Panther Island and Near Southside venues.

Required Application Materials & Application Instructions
Applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, transcript, a portfolio of teaching materials (including a teaching philosophy statement and sample syllabus in an upper level course in the field of American Judicial Politics), and a one-page diversity statement. All materials are to be submitted online at https://jobs.tcu.edu/en-us/listing/. Three confidential letters of recommendation should be sent by recommenders or dossier service to hrtalentacquisition@tcu.edu.

AA/EEO Statement
As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.