The Department of Political Science at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic university, invites applications from well-qualified individuals to teach various undergraduate political science courses during the 2016-2017 academic year. Depending upon applicant background and curricular needs of the department, teaching assignments may include a variety of course fields from Comparative Politics, Criminal Justice, International Relations, Introduction to US Politics, Political Philosophy, and Public Policy. Courses may meet both major requirements and the university core curriculum. The successful candidate(s) will teach at least one and no more than two courses per quarter or four courses over the three-quarter academic year.
$6,500 per course
The following are required: Ph.D. J.D., or ABD in Political Science or relevant interdisciplinary field, teaching experience, and successful performance in an on-campus interview which may include a teaching demonstration. Practitioners with a relevant Master's level degree may be considered for public policy courses with previous teaching experience.
Experience teaching civic engagement, culture and ideas, experiential learning for social justice or social science methods is desirable.
Teaching 100%: 1. Develop and teach courses assigned. 2. Demonstrate a command of the discipline and skill in presenting material effectively. 3. Use appropriate measures of student performance. 4. Conduct all assigned class meetings and exams. 5. Hold weekly office hours on campus. 6. Administer narrative and numeric course evaluations to students in all courses 7. Provide timely feedback to students by submitting grades to the Office of Registrar by designated deadlines. 8. Assign grades by posted deadlines that are an accurate and fair evaluation of student work.
Santa Clara University, a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California's Silicon Valley, offers its more than 8,000 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master's, Ph.D., and law degrees. Distinguished nationally by the fourth-highest graduation rate among all U.S. master's universities, California's oldest operating higher-education institution demonstrates faith-inspired values of ethics and social justice.