Job Description:
The Department of Political Science, Law, and Global Studies at A Public University invites applications for a one-year, temporary (non-tenure-track), full-time position in American politics and public law, beginning in the 2024-2025 academic year.

We are seeking candidates deeply committed to teaching in a liberal arts environment. Full-time faculty members at Framingham State teach three 4-credit courses per semester.

Duties include undergraduate teaching, research and scholarship, and service to the department and A Public University. The successful candidate will teach introductory and advanced courses in American government, constitutional and public law, and judicial politics to undergraduate prelaw students. Interest in teaching courses on racial and gender diversity in American politics and law, and/or the intersection of law and technology, is a plus. Responsibilities will also include serving as the prelaw advisor to students interested in applying to law school. The successful candidate will also demonstrate an active interest in mentoring and inspiring students who are traditionally underrepresented in the field of law and legal careers.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • J.D. or a Ph.D. in Political Science in a law-related field.
  • ABD will also be considered (PhD must be completed by August 31, 2024).
  • Experience teaching relevant undergraduate courses.
  • Experience with or a demonstrated willingness to participate in teaching, mentoring, research, or service activities that promote the growth of an equitable, diverse, and inclusive academic environment.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in Political Science, or a related discipline.
  • Experience teaching introductory and advanced-level courses in American politics and public law.

Additional Information:
This is a full-time, exempt, benefits-eligible position in the Massachusetts State College Association (MSCA) bargaining unit at a faculty rank commensurate with experience and credentials. Salary commensurate with experience in accordance with Appendix O of the MSCA contract.

A Public University conducts criminal history and sexual offender record checks on recommended finalists prior to final employment for all positions.

A Public University is an equal opportunity employer.

Members of underrepresented or minoritized groups, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to equity, diversity, and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.