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Adjunct, Political Science

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applicants must apply online at https://jobs.sju.edu. Complete applications are to include a CV/resume, cover letter, teaching evaluations, and contact information for three professional references. This is a pooled position from which Adjuncts will be hired. This pooled position will serve as an electronic file and replace receiving paper CV’s. As openings occur, we will draw candidates from this pool. Saint Joseph’s University is a private, Catholic, Jesuit institution and expects members of its community to be knowledgeable about its mission and to make a positive contribution to that mission. Saint Joseph’s University is an equal opportunity employer that seeks to recruit, develop and retain a talented and diverse workforce. EOE M/F/V/D

Position Information

Position Information (Default Section)

Position Title: Adjunct, Political Science
Full Time or Part Time Status: Part-Time, Temporary
If Part Time, hours per week:
If temporary, please provide a start and end date:

Semester by Semester

Job Type: Salaried/Exempt
Position Summary or Faculty Qualifications

Saint Josephs University’s Department of Political Science has an ongoing need for highly qualified adjunct faculty to staff a variety of courses each semester. The Political Science department has over one hundred majors and minors.

Presently, we have a specific need for faculty to teach within the field of Comparative Politics and International Relations.

Part-time adjunct faculty may instruct 1 or 2 courses each semester on an “as needed” basis. Courses available for adjunct staffing are offered during the day and also in the evening. Courses available for adjunct staffing may include:
1. Intro to Comparative Politics
2. Intro to Global Politics
3. Politics of MENA
4. International Human Rights and Organizations

For further information about the department and courses offered, please visit our website at https://sites.sju.edu/politicalscience/.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Teaching of a specified course
Preparation of materials
Providing support and guidance to students
Grade reporting

Secondary Responsibilities:
Minimum Requirements:

Master’s Degree in Political Science, International Relations, or a closely related field.
Previous University-level teaching experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

ABD or PhD in Political Science, International Relations, or closely related field.
Willingness to be flexible in class scheduling.

Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours:

May require standing for long periods of time, talking for long periods of time and carrying course materials.

Additional Information:
Position Classification: Faculty
Union: None
Number of direct reports to this position: 0
Number of indirect reports to this position: 0
Department: 213035 - Political Science
Date Open to Internal Applicants: 06/02/2017
Date Open to External Applicants: 06/02/2017
Job Close Date: 05/31/2018
Open Until Filled No
Open to: Internal and External Applicants
Special Instructions:

Applicants must apply online at https://jobs.sju.edu. Complete applications are to include a CV/resume, cover letter, teaching evaluations, and contact information for three professional references. This is a pooled position from which Adjuncts will be hired. This pooled position will serve as an electronic file and replace receiving paper CV’s. As openings occur, we will draw candidates from this pool.

Saint Joseph’s University is a private, Catholic, Jesuit institution and expects members of its community to be knowledgeable about its mission and to make a positive contribution to that mission. Saint Joseph’s University is an equal opportunity employer that seeks to recruit, develop and retain a talented and diverse workforce. EOE M/F/V/D

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education you possess?
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • ABD
    • Doctoral Degree
  2. * Please specify your major for the degree(s) you hold

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Which statement best fits your teaching experience?
    • No teaching experience
    • Teaching experience but not at a university
    • Teaching experience at a university
  4. * Based upon the list of courses available for adjunct teaching in this department, please indicate the course or courses in which you are interested.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please indicate how you FIRST learned of this position
    • Internal Job Announcement
    • Periodic search of the SJU website
    • Employee Referral (Specify name of employee below)
    • On-line Advertisement (Please specify source below)
    • Social Media (Please specify venue below)
    • Email Announcement (Please specify listserv or other source below)
    • Print Advertisement (Please specify source below)
    • Networking Event or Conference (Please specify event name and date below)
    • Job Fair (Please specify event name and date below)
    • Other (Please specify below)
  6. * Per the question above, please specify the name of the venue or place where you FIRST learned of this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Interest
  3. Teaching Evaluations
  4. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  2. Transcript