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Contract Faculty - Political Science

Simmons University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 28, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Political Science & International Relations
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Contract Faculty - Political Science & International Relations (International Relations and Comparative Politics)

Main Campus - Boston, MA

The Department of Political Science and International Relations at Simmons University invites applications for a contract Assistant Teaching Professor position for AY 2022-23. We seek a broadly educated political scientist whose primary preparation is in the fields of international relations and comparative politics.

We seek an innovative educator and scholar with demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching, an interest in creative curriculum development, an active research agenda, and a commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, we seek candidates who demonstrate a deep commitment to these values in all aspects of their courses and pedagogy.

This is a 10-month, full-time position. The teaching load is seven courses (3/4) and responsibilities include teaching core introductory courses, electives in areas of interest in international relations and comparative politics, and interdisciplinary first and second year courses in the PLAN general education program. Research and teaching interests might include a geographical area (Latin America or South Asia particularly welcome) or a conceptual focus such as international political theory, political economy, or environmental policy. Applicants must have demonstrated excellence in teaching and scholarship.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Doctorate in political science, international relations, or related field;
  • Demonstrated record of quality teaching at the college level.

Required Application Materials
  • a cover letter describing interest in the position, teaching experience and philosophy, publication record, interests, and commitment to diversity;
  • a current CV;
  • a list of names and contact information for three references.

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.

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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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