Lecturer Or Assistant Professor, U.S. Judicial And Legal System at James Madison University

James Madison University

Full-Time

Harrisonburg, VA, USA

Not defined

18 Nov → 18 Dec

Job Description

• General Information The College of Arts and Letters, in which the Department of Political Science is located, enrolls over 3400 undergraduate majors and about 150 graduate students across ten academic units in the humanities, social sciences, and communication studies.
• Home to several interdisciplinary centers and institutes, the College employs 270 full-time faculty.
• It is a university leader in student and faculty diversity and belonging and has made significant faculty investments in racial and social justice, Latinx studies, and African-American studies.
• It embraces the teacher-scholar model, supporting excellent teaching, innovative service, and strong programs of research and creative inquiry across the disciplines.
• The College provides rich opportunities for faculty to collaborate across the College and the entire university.
• The hiring for this position aligns with the College of Arts and Letters’ commitment to diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism.
• We particularly encourage applications from candidates whose teaching and research intersect with the College of Arts and Letters’ programs in African, African American, and Diaspora Studies (AAAD), Latin American, Latinx, and Caribbean Studies (LAXC), and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS).
• The Political Science Department at James Madison University invites applications for a full-time, renewable-term appointment as either a Lecturer or an Assistant Professor.
• Both the Assistant Professor rank and the Lecturer rank offer the possibility to apply for promotion over time.
• The Political Science Department seeks to improve the quality of public policy and civic life in the United States and abroad by teaching students to think analytically and critically, conducting meaningful research, and collaborating with people in and beyond our JMU and local communities.
• We are committed to an inclusive learning and working environment that celebrates diversity.
• We affirm the lives and experiences of historically excluded people and aim to cultivate a welcoming and participatory departmental culture where all can flourish.
• Duties and Responsibilities The successful applicant will teach and advise in our department; will serve as faculty advisor to JMU’s Moot Court Team; and will join JMU’s network of Pre-Law Advisors.
• Most or all of the courses taught will examine the courts, constitutional law, civil liberties, law and society, and related topics.
• One or more courses will examine judicial processes in support of the Moot Court Team. The ability to offer a course on the U.S. presidency is encouraged, but not required.
• Qualifications A doctoral degree in political science (or a closely related field) is required by the starting date for appointment as Assistant Professor.
• Candidates with an M.A. in political science (or a closely related field) or a J.D., MSL, MLS, or LL.M. will be appointed at the rank of Lecturer.
• The department seeks candidates with strong teaching and advising skills and a commitment to an inclusive classroom and work environment.
• Conditions of Employment Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.
• E-Verify Notice: After accepting employment, new hires are required to complete an I-9 form and present documentation of their identity and eligibility to work in the United States.
• James Madison University uses the E-Verify system to confirm identity and work authorization.
• Posting Detail Information

Job Responsibilities

  • Most or all of the courses taught will examine the courts, constitutional law, civil liberties, law and society, and related topics

Requirements / Qualifications

  • The ability to offer a course on the U.S. presidency is encouraged, but not required

  • Qualifications A doctoral degree in political science (or a closely related field) is required by the starting date for appointment as Assistant Professor

  • Candidates with an M.A. in political science (or a closely related field) or a J.D., MSL, MLS, or LL.M. will be appointed at the rank of Lecturer

  • The department seeks candidates with strong teaching and advising skills and a commitment to an inclusive classroom and work environment

  • Conditions of Employment Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check

  • E-Verify Notice: After accepting employment, new hires are required to complete an I-9 form and present documentation of their identity and eligibility to work in the United States

  • James Madison University uses the E-Verify system to confirm identity and work authorization

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