Specialty or Subdiscipline: Comparative Politics, Criminal Justice, International Relations, Introduction to US Politics, Political Philosophy, Public Policy, and Applied Quantitative Methods
College or School: College of Arts and Sciences
Purpose: 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.
Salary: $6,500 per course
Basic Qualifications: 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 Masters level degree may be considered for public policy courses with previous teaching experience.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience teaching civic engagement, culture and ideas, experiential learning for social justice or social science methods is desirable.
Responsibilities: 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.
Work Authorization: Santa Clara University does not sponsor any visa applications for this position. The successful candidate must be able to provide evidence of identity and legal authorization to work in the United States.
Close Date: 6/30/2017
Open Until Filled: No
Special Instructions to Applicants: Application Procedures: (1) Curriculum Vitae (2) Letter of interest outlining qualifications, teaching experience, and teaching philosophy (3) Recommendations upon request (4) Evidence of teaching excellence, such as course evaluations and relevant syllabi.
Additional Information: This is a pool job posting for the following dates: Fall: September 1, 2016 Winter: January 1, 2017 Spring: March 31, 2017 Each quarter is 10 weeks long, with an 11th week for final examinations.
About Santa Clara University Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in Californias Silicon Valley, offering its 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus masters, Ph.D., and law degrees.
Distinguished by the highest retention rate and ranked second among all masters universities in the West by U.S. News and World Report, Santa Clara University is Californias oldest operating institution of higher-education. The University is focused on creating an academic community that educates citizens and leaders who will build a more just, humane, and sustainable world.
Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.
Santa Clara University annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Santa Clara University report, please go to the Campus Safety Services website at http://www.scu.edu/cs/. To request a paper copy please call Campus Safety at (408) 554-4441. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.
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