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Assistant or Associate Professor of Political Science & Public Policy - 10 month - Tenure Track

Ramapo College
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Oct 7, 2022

Full-time tenure-track - Starting August 30, 2023


Ramapo College of New Jersey (RCNJ) develops ethical leaders who serve as change agents across all sectors. The College’s unique interdisciplinary academic structure, its liberal arts core, its size (approximately 5,500 students), and its setting in the foothills of the Ramapo Mountains on the New Jersey/New York border provide an optimal environment for individualized, student-centered learning and leadership development. RCNJ’s designation as “New Jersey’s Public Liberal Arts College” by the State legislature is the foundation from which the College’s commitment to an accessible and transformative undergraduate and graduate education is realized.

Established in 1969, CondeNast Traveler named Ramapo one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America. The barrier-free campus occupies 300 acres and is home to 52 bachelor’s degree programs spanning the arts, business, data science, humanities, education, nursing, social work, social sciences, and the sciences. Ramapo College boasts an average student/faculty ratio of 16:1 and an average class size of 21; affording students the opportunity to develop close ties to the College’s exceptional faculty. In addition, the College offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work, and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice. Every degree program is designed and delivered through the collaborative and interdisciplinary efforts of student-centered faculty scholars and staff who are committed to serving the public good through the delivery of an academically rigorous, inclusive, and a transformative collegiate experience. Ramapo is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice and is recognized as the State’s top college on the list of Best Disability Schools by Great Value Colleges. Further commendations include designation as a “Military Friendly College” in Victory Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools, and as a leading college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review, and Money Magazine, among others.


Ramapo College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Ramapo has a long history of advocating, advising, and supporting diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. Examples can be found in its mission statement, strategic plans, degree and course offerings, community outreach programs, and diversity programs. Ramapo’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is infused across all facets of the College; where the environment is welcoming, dedicated to social justice, respectful of freedom of expression, focused on educating and having an ongoing conversation regarding cultural competence and the benefits and importance of diversity.


Ramapo College of New Jersey invites applications for one assistant Professor or Associate Professor (tenure-track) position in Political Science and Public Policy. Primary teaching responsibilities include public policy courses in the Political Science program and in the Public Policy minor. Areas of policy research and methodology are open. Rank will depend on experience. The appointment will begin on August 30, 2023, subject to administrative and budgetary approval. Successful applicants must show commitment to teaching, the potential for success in scholarly achievement and productivity, commitment to service to the institution and community, and the ability to develop a public policy curriculum. The candidate must have a strong background in their discipline, as evidenced by publications, presentations, professional experience, external funding record, and/or their work as a Ph.D. candidate. Applicants whose work demonstrates a commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education are particularly encouraged to apply.


  • Primary teaching responsibilities include six (6) courses per academic year within the Political Science major and Public Policy minor.
  • Develop courses and curriculum in public policy.
  • Develop policy-related student internships and co-curricular activities.
  • Demonstrate excellence in teaching and advising, professional and scholarly achievements, and a commitment to service to the institution and community.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in Political Science or Public Policy by August 30, 2023, and must demonstrate the potential to be an excellent teacher, mentor, curriculum developer, and researcher in Political Science and Public Policy.

Application Process:

Applications will begin to be reviewed starting October 24, 2022. Inquiries may be directed to Professor Michael Unger, Search Committee Chair, School of Humanities & Global Studies. To request accommodations, call (201) 684 - 7732. For more information about the Political Science program(major and minor) and the Public Policy minor at Ramapo College, please visit our webpage: - minors/majors/political - science/ and - minors/majors/public - policy.

Application Materials :

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Experience with curriculum development
  • One sample of research/scholarship
  • List of three references


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