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 2020. A PhD or similar research doctorate in political science, policy studies, public administration, or closely related fields is required. The successful candidate will teach Introduction to American Government (POL 111), Research Methods in Political Science and Policy Studies (POL 220), as well as introductory and upper level courses in the Policy Studies major.
The ideal candidate is a teacher-scholar motivated and committed to supporting student success. Candidates should possess an active scholarly agenda in a policy-related field and possess experience in mentoring undergraduate research. A willingness to teach in Elon’s interdisciplinary Core Curriculum is expected. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of people or who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in their cover letter.
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.
Continuing track faculty at Elon are eligible for promotion and compensation on a similar schedule as tenure track faculty. More information about this career track can be found here.
Evidence of teaching effectiveness (including sample syllabi)
Two letters of recommendation as one .pdf file
Applications must be received by February 15, 2020 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.
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