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Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science

Employer
Drew University
Location
New Jersey, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Mar 10, 2023

Job Details

Drew University seeks applications for a one year Visiting Assistant Professor with teaching and research expertise in the field of law and society broadly defined, starting August 2023. The person will teach two sections of the core course in our popular interdisciplinary minor Law, Justice, and Society. Other courses might include the criminal justice system, policing, human rights, race and politics, immigration and the law, or related courses of interest to the candidate. The position is open to those with a focus on American or Comparative politics.

Key Responsibilities:

Drew University is a Selective Liberal Arts College in Northern New Jersey, 45 minutes by train or car from New York City. The position’s primary responsibilities include teaching for the Political Science department and University. The standard teaching load is three courses per semester.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. or the relevant terminal degree in Political Science or related disciplines by August 1, 2023. Preference will be given to candidates with a proven teaching record, as well as an active research agenda.

How to apply:

To apply for this position, please submit the following:
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae/resume
  • A brief statement of teaching interests and philosophy
  • Evidence of teaching excellence including sample syllabi
  • Contact information for three references, at least one of whom can address teaching experience. The committee will request reference letters only for semi-finalists in the search process.
Review of applications will begin on April 3rd. 2023.

About Drew University:

Drew University, a Phi Beta Kappa liberal arts university, includes the College of Liberal Arts, the Drew Theological School and the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. Drew is located on a beautiful, wooded campus in Madison, New Jersey, a thriving small town close to New York City.

It has a total enrollment of more than 2,200 students and has 136 full-time faculty members, 96% of whom hold the terminal degree in their field. The Theological and Caspersen schools offer master’s and doctoral degrees, and the College confers BA and BS degrees in 40 disciplines and offers 19 dual-degree programs.

Drew’s one-of-a-kind, leading edge path to an undergraduate degree, Launch , ensures that every student graduates with a purpose, sought-after transferable skills, a network of mentors, and an experience-based résumé—guaranteed. Particularly noteworthy opportunities for undergraduates include the Charles A. Dana Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti (RISE), the Drew Summer Science Institute (DSSI), the Center for Civic Engagement, as well as seven New York City semesters and several international study abroad programs.

The Caspersen School of Graduate Studies offers a wide array of distinctive and flexible advanced degree programs designed to meet the needs of almost any busy schedule. All programs are based on Drew’s renowned commitment to faculty-student mentorship, opportunities for out-of-the-classroom experiential learning, and facilitating a robust intellectual community.

The Theological School has a distinguished history rooted in the United Methodist Church. Today, it serves many denominations as a center for preparing clergy and leaders for service in the church and the world. Its focus on biblical and theological scholarship and social justice has made it a sought after destination for students pursuing master’s and doctoral degrees.

To enrich education through diversity, Drew University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Company

Drew University

Drew University, a Phi Beta Kappa liberal arts university, includes the College of Liberal Arts, the Drew Theological School and the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. Drew is located on a beautiful, wooded campus in Madison, New Jersey, a thriving small town close to New York City.

It has a total enrollment of more than 2,200 students and has 136 full-time faculty members, 96% of whom hold the terminal degree in their field. The Theological and Caspersen schools offer master’s and doctoral degrees, and the College confers BA and BS degrees in 40 disciplines, with 59 available minors, and offers 18 preprofessional and 19 dual-degree programs.

Drew’s one-of-a-kind, leading edge path to an undergraduate degree, Launch, ensures that every student graduates with a purpose, sought-after transferable skills, a network of mentors, and an experience-based résumé—guaranteed. Particularly noteworthy opportunities for undergraduates include the Charles A. Dana Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti (RISE), the Drew Summer Science Institute (DSSI), the Center for Civic Engagement, as well as New York City semesters focusing on Communications & Media, Contemporary Art, Museums & Cultural Management, New York Theatre, Social Entrepreneurship, Wall Street, and the United Nations, and several international study abroad programs.

Drew also houses the Center on Religion, Culture & Conflict, the Center for Holocaust/Genocide Study and the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, an independent professional theater, as well as the United Methodist Archives and History Center and one of the country’s leading concentrations of materials on Willa Cather.

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