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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor with Specialization in Law and Society 24/25

Company: California Polytechnic State University
Location: San Luis Obispo
Posted on: November 16, 2023

Job Description:

  • Instructional Faculty - Tenured/Tenure-Track 1 Locations Central California
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      • Probationary 1 Bargaining Unit Tenure-Track Assistant Professor with Specialization in Law and Society 24/25 Apply now Job no: 529094
        Work type: Instructional Faculty - Tenured/Tenure-Track
        Location: San Luis Obispo
        Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Social Sciences, Probationary, Full Time
        The Department of Political Science in the College of Liberal Arts at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), San Luis Obispo, California, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, academic-year Assistant Professor with a specialization in law and society or law and politics, to begin September 16, 2024. Ph.D. in Political Science or a related field is required at time of appointment. Evidence of strong teaching skills and an active research program is required.Substantive areas of expertise might include constitutional law, law and society, or judicial politics, among others. The successful candidate should be able to teach core undergraduate courses in law, such as Judicial Process, Constitutional Law, Civil Rights, Civil Liberties, Jurisprudence, and Constitutional Theory. Preference is given to candidates with teaching and research interest in social justice issues.An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Political Science or a closely related field from an accredited institution or international equivalent is required. Candidates nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered but must provide proof that the doctorate has been completed prior to the start of the appointment. The initial appointment is for two years, subject to renewal.Although Cal Poly is primarily a teaching university, our faculty are expected to balance teaching with an active program of research/professional development (including publication), student supervision and advising, and participation in service activities at the department and college/university level. The typical teaching load is 12 units (three courses) per quarter, with a reduction in course load in each of the first two years to help new faculty establish an active program of research and professional development. Cal Poly strongly values diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), especially in the classroom and among its areas of study.The College of Liberal Arts (CLA) sees diversity as central to its mission and is committed to fostering an equitable and inclusive environment within the college and university. We value our diversity of complex and intersecting identities, while striving to maintain an environment that is equitable, respectful, and inclusive. The successful applicant should be able to clearly demonstrate how they have infused these values and student learning objectives into their work. They should be prepared to present clear examples of how they would infuse these areas into their work as a faculty member.At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds and experiences fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry and reflection on impacts of cultural context, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility. Cal Poly's commitment to DEI informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an equal opportunity employer.
        • A.B.D. or Ph.D. in Political Science or a closely related field;
        • Demonstrated university teaching experience ;
        • Demonstrated proficiency in written and oral use of the English language is required. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
          • J.D. (in addition to the Ph.D.);
          • Teaching and research interest in social justice issues;
          • Experience working with diverse populations and fostering a collaborative, supportive and inclusive environment;
          • The ability to collaboratively work in multidisciplinary settings is preferred
            SPECIAL CONDITIONS The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Note: Cal Poly cannot deny an applicant a position solely or in part due to a criminal conviction history until it has performed an individualized assessment and linked the relevant conviction history with specific job duties in the position being sought.Please note: Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive. Sensitive positions are those requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position based on potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to Cal Poly or individuals in the university community.For health and well-being, Cal Poly is a smoke & tobacco-free campus. The university is committed to promoting a healthy environment for all members of our community.In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU related work outside of California.
            ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT The Cal Poly Political Science Department prides itself on its collegiality and commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship. The department serves approximately 350 majors, 180 minors, and 25 graduate students. At the undergraduate level, the department offers concentrations in American Politics, Global Politics, Pre-Law, and Individualized Courses of Study, as well as minors in Law & Society, Political Science, and Global Politics. It also administers a Master of Public Policy Program. HOW TO APPLY To apply, please visit - , complete a required online faculty application and apply to -Requisition #529094 Please upload the following required materials as part of the electronic application:
            • Cover letter: address the feasibility of conducting a research program within the context of a primarily teaching-oriented undergraduate program
            • Statement of demonstrated commitment to DEI in teaching, scholarship and/or service describing past experience, contributions to DEI efforts, the impact on students, faculty, staff and/or your field and a description of how you will demonstrate a commitment in these areas in teaching, research, and/or service at Cal Poly
            • Statement of teaching philosophy
            • Teaching portfolio: provide evidence of teaching effectiveness including student evaluations and course syllabi
            • Statement of Professional/Research Goals
            • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
            • Unofficial transcripts showing highest degree earned, official transcripts showing highest degree earned will be required prior to appointment. -Please be prepared to provide three professional references with names and email addresses when completing the online faculty application. -Projected Start Date: -09-16-2024Review Begin Date: Oct-1-2023. Applicants with complete files by the Review Begin Date will be given full consideration. Applications received after this date may be considered. For questions about the position -please contact Helene Shanruo Ning Zhang via email at nizhang@calpoly.eduAdvertised: August 10, 2023 (4:30 PM) Pacific Daylight Time
              Applications close: Open Until Filled

Keywords: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo , Tenure-Track Assistant Professor with Specialization in Law and Society 24/25, Education / Teaching , San Luis Obispo, California

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