The Department of Political Science and Policy Studies at Elon University invites applications for a continuing-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Policy Studies, beginning in August 2017. The successful candidate will teach core courses in policy studies and will have the ability to teach introductory level American government courses. Candidates should demonstrate commitment to teaching in a liberal arts environment, potential to teach interdisciplinary courses in Elon’s Core Curriculum, ability to supervise undergraduate research in independent studies and senior seminars, and an active scholarship agenda. Elon is a dynamic private, co-educational, comprehensive institution that is a national model for actively engaging faculty and students in teaching and learning. To learn more, please visit the University website, http://www.elon.edu. PhD in policy studies, public administration, public policy, or political science or closely related field required by August 15, 2017. To apply, please first fill out the required application form online at:
Then, complete the application process by sending a letter of interest, curriculum vita, sample syllabus, evidence of teaching effectiveness, writing sample, transcripts, and two letters of recommendation as one .pdf file to PolicystudiesCT2017@elon.edu. (Letters of recommendation may be sent separately if necessary). Applications must be received by February 15, 2017 to be assured of consideration. Elon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and welcomes all applicants.
Elon University has built a national reputation as the premier student-centered liberal arts university that values strong relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. Elon’s 6,500 students prepare to become the resilient, ambitious and ethical leaders the world needs, putting their knowledge into action on campus, in the community and around the globe. Elon is known for aca...demic excellence across the curriculum, and for experiential learning programs in study abroad, undergraduate research, leadership, interfaith dialogue, civic engagement and community service. Elon is ranked the nation’s #1 master’s-level university for study abroad and is a top-producer of Fulbright Student Scholars and Peace Corps volunteers. U.S. News & World Report recognizes Elon more than any other university in the nation for academic programs that “Focus on Student Success.” More than 400 full-time faculty members teach in six academic units: Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences; the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business; the School of Communications; the School of Education; the School of Health Sciences; and the School of Law, which is located in downtown Greensboro, N.C. Elon’s four-year graduation rate of 77 percent ranks in the top 10 percent of U.S. private universities. The student-to-faculty ratio is 12-1, and the average class size is 20. The university's 636-acre residential campus in the Town of Elon, N.C., is consistently recognized as one of the nation's finest environments for learning. The Elon Phoenix NCAA Division I athletic program is a member of the Colonial Athletic Association.