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Lecturer, Legal Studies/Pre-Law

Monmouth University
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 1, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Law & Legal Studies
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Monmouth University

Lecturer, Legal Studies/Pre-Law

Department: Political Science and Sociology

Position Summary:
The Wayne D. McMurray School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Monmouth University seeks applications for a full-time, non-tenure track Lecturer position with a focus on legal studies, subject to budget allocation. The incumbent will also be expected to advise students in the university's pre-law concentration.The Department of Political Science and Sociology, found within the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, is focused on the cultivation of creating global citizens through the promotion of International Relations, American Politics, Comparative Politics, and Law. Its students are active learners who routinely participate in Debate Tournaments and Model UN Conferences. The department is comprised of active teacher-scholars who regularly collaborate and publish in their respective subfields of political science and sociology.Responsibilities include teaching 12 credits per semester in American politics and law and enthusiastically advising the pre-law club and students with an interest in pursuing law school. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to lead student groups such as Moot Court and Mock Trial. The successful candidate will also demonstrate active interest in mentoring and inspiring students who are traditionally underrepresented in the field of law and in legal careers. Finally, it is expected the candidate will perform service on departmental and university committees not restricted to tenured or tenure-track faculty and maintain disciplinary currency commensurate with their teaching responsibilities.
The search will remain open until the position is filled, but applications received by Monday, March 26, 2023 will receive fullest consideration. The anticipated start date is September 1, 2023.

Required Degree, License or Certifications:
Doctoral degree

Required Skills or Software:
Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills

Required Years of Experience:

Other Requirements:
  • Terminal degree (PhD or JD) in legal studies, law, American politics, or related field or ABD candidates may be considered with degree completion expected by date of employment or third year law school students, in good standing, with degree expected by date of employment
  • Ability to teach American law and Political Science to undergraduate students
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Strong knowledge of the areas of American law
  • College-level teaching experience in law and American politics
  • College-level advising experience for students interested in careers in the law

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Posting Date: 02/24/2023
Closing Date:

Located along New Jersey’s northern coastline, Monmouth University is a top-tier, private comprehensive institution that is home to innovative academic programs, expert faculty, and nationally ranked Division I athletics. The University enrolls approximately 5,400 students in 61 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including four doctoral programs.

Small classes geared toward individual attention and immersive learning experiences that extend beyond the classroom, define the student experience at Monmouth. The University’s dynamic learning environment empowers students to become active participants in their education while fully preparing them for life after graduation. Monmouth’s faculty, experts in their respective disciplines and industries, foster student growth by collaborating with undergraduates and graduates in their research and scholarship.

Approximately one hour from New York City and Philadelphia, Monmouth University sits at the heart of a vibrant culture rich in history, the arts, technology, and entrepreneurship. The University’s 170-acre coastal campus has been named one of the most beautiful in the world, and blends the classic elegance of National Historic Landmarks with state-of-the-art facilities.

A multitude of experiences is available just outside the campus gates. Access Asbury Park’s legendary music scene and diverse cultural opportunities supported by an active LGBTQ+ community. Enjoy Red Bank’s lively theater and dining hub and Long Branch’s redeveloped waterfront with recreational and upscale shopping offerings.

Founded in 1933 as Monmouth Junior College, the institution became Monmouth College in 1956 and received its university charter in 1995. Today, Monmouth University is listed in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges,” The Princeton Review’s “The Best 387 Colleges,” and Money magazine’s “Best Colleges for Your Money.”

Monmouth University is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


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