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Lecturer, Department of Politics and Policy

Employer
Simmons University
Location
Massachusetts, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Feb 16, 2024

Job Details



Lecturer, Department of Politics and Policy

Main Campus - Boston, MA
R10014

About Simmons University

Located in Boston's historic Fenway area, Simmons has a strong tradition of empowering women and challenging traditional gender roles. Simmons University was one of the first higher education institutions to prepare women to become leaders and has evolved to become a university offering a women's undergraduate program and graduate programs open to all.

You're joining our community at an especially exciting time as one of our strategic goals is to become the most inclusive campus in New England. You'll find that people who work here are truly committed to our mission of preparing students to become champions of social justice and leaders in their professions and their communities. This commitment and pride make for a dynamic workplace. Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual's community experience.

As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices-at all levels, for all positions-ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.

Job Summary

The Department of Politics and Policy in the Gwen Ifill College of Media, Arts, and Humanities at Simmons University invites the submission of materials for a full-time, non-tenure track lecturer position in American politics for Academic Year 2024-2025.

We seek outstanding applicants with a demonstrated track record of effective teaching. The ideal candidate will be well-positioned to teach seven courses in multiple areas of American politics, including Introduction to American Politics, as well as other, more specialized courses that might include Congress and the Presidency, Parties and Elections, State and Local Politics, American Judiciary and Legal Issues. This position is a 10-month, full-time academic appointment and will require in-person instruction on our Boston campus. Advising students and providing service to the Department, School, College, and University are also required.

Primary Responsibilities:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.
  • This position is a 10-month, full-time academic appointment
  • Carrying a 7-course teaching load per academic year.
  • Demonstrating commitment to continuous improvement in teaching skills, pedagogy, and attention to equity, inclusion and belonging in the classroom.
  • Providing support, through office hours and other means, to ensure every student is involved in a positive educational experience through learning, teaching, and intellectual engagement.
  • Advising students and providing service to the Department, School, College, and University
  • Participating in the ongoing creation of explicit and implicit curricula in consultation with program faculty and leadership.
  • Support the department's assessment, planning, and documentation
  • Demonstrating service to the department, college, or university through committee work.


Academic Responsibility
  • Serve as course lead and instructor for on-the-ground courses on Simmons Boston Campus, and occasional online courses.
  • Support course development and revision of classes.
  • Participate in ongoing Department curricular planning and periodic program review of on-the-ground and online classes.


Other Duties:
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned.


Qualifications:
  • PhD in Political Science or a related discipline preferred; ABD doctoral candidates will also be considered
  • Evidence of excellent teaching
  • Effective communication and organizational skills


Required Application Materials:

Interested candidates should submit the following electronically with their application. Complete applications consist of a single PDF file containing:
  • Cover letter addressing qualifications listed above;
  • Current curriculum vitae;
  • Two-page statement of teaching experience and philosophy
  • A list of names and contact information for three references.


Applicants may be requested to provide supporting materials like prior teaching evaluations if selected for an interview.

Questions regarding this position may be directed to Lena Zuckerwise, Ph.D. (lena.zuckerwise@simmons.edu), Associate Professor and Department Chair.

Instructions to Applicants: Please upload all applicable application materials (e.g. resume/cv, cover letter, writing sample, teaching philosophy, etc.) in the Application Materials box on page 2 ("My Experience") of this application. Documents can be uploaded individually or as a combined document (e.g. PDF).

Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual's community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices-at all levels, for all positions-ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.


To apply, visit https://simmons.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Simmons-Careers/job/Main-Campus---Boston-MA/Lecturer--Department-of-Politics-and-Policy_R10014-1

Located in Boston’s historic Fenway area, Simmons College is a small, private, non-sectarian College which has educated students for enriching careers and purposeful lives since 1899. Working at Simmons means joining a collaborative, diverse and mission-driven community of educators and professionals.

We prepare students to be leaders for themselves, their communities and the world. Our faculty and staff members lead by example - sharing a commitment to excellence and putting the students first.

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