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Santa Clara University | Santa Clara, California
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Position Information

Position Title Quarterly Adjunct Lecturer (Pool) Department, Program, Center Political Science Specialty or Subdiscipline Comparative Politics, Criminal Justice, International Relations, US Politics, Political Philosophy, Public Policy, and Research Methods Requisition Number FAC000717 College or School College of Arts and Sciences

Position Summary Information


The Department of Political Science at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic university, invites applications from well-qualified individuals to teach various undergraduate political science courses during the 2017-2018 academic year. Depending upon applicant background and curricular needs of the department, teaching assignments may include a variety of fields including Comparative Politics, Criminal Justice, International Relations, US Politics, Political Philosophy, and Public Policy. Courses may meet both major requirements and the university core curriculum. The greatest need will be in lower-division courses.

The successful candidate(s) will teach at least one and no more than two courses per quarter or four courses over the three-quarter academic year.

Salary $6,600 per course Basic Qualifications

The following are required: Ph.D. J.D., or ABD in Political Science or relevant interdisciplinary field, teaching experience, and successful performance in an on-campus interview which may include a teaching demonstration. Practitioners with a relevant Master's level degree may be considered for public policy courses if accompanied with previous teaching experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience teaching civic engagement, culture and ideas, experiential learning for social justice or social science methods is desirable.


Teaching 100%:

1. Develop and teach courses assigned.

2. Demonstrate a command of the discipline and skill in presenting material effectively.

3. Use appropriate measures of student performance.

4. Conduct all assigned class meetings and exams.

5. Hold weekly office hours on campus.

6. Administer narrative and numeric course evaluations to students in all courses

7. Provide timely feedback to students by submitting grades to the Office of Registrar by designated deadlines.

8. Assign grades by posted deadlines that are an accurate and fair evaluation of student work.

Start Date 09/01/2017 Work Authorization

Santa Clara University does not sponsor any visa applications for this position. The successful candidate must be able to provide evidence of identity and legal authorization to work in the United States.

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 04/27/2017 Close Date 06/30/2018 Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicants

Application Procedures:

(1) Curriculum Vitae

(2) Letter of interest outlining qualifications, teaching experience, and teaching philosophy

(3) Recommendations upon request

(4) Evidence of teaching excellence, such as course evaluations and relevant syllabi.

Additional Information

This is a pool job posting for the following dates:

Fall Quarter 2017

Winter Quarter 2018

Spring Quarter 2018

Each quarter is 10 weeks long, with an 11th week for final examinations.

About Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California's Silicon Valley, offering its 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master's, Ph.D., and law degrees.

Distinguished by the highest retention rate and ranked second among all master's universities in the West by U.S. News and World Report, Santa Clara University is California's oldest operating institution of higher-education. The University is focused on creating an academic community that educates citizens and leaders who will build a more just, humane, and sustainable world.

EEO Statement

Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected category in accordance with applicable law. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.

Santa Clara University annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Santa Clara University report, please go to the Campus Safety Services website. To request a paper copy please call Campus Safety at (408) 554-4441. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.

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* WEB-O: Other website
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

* Letter of interest: outlining qualifications, teaching experience & philosophy
* Curriculum Vitae
* Evidence of teaching excellence/performance

Optional Documents

* First Letter of Reference Provided by Applicant
* Second Letter of Reference Provided by Applicant
* Third Letter of Reference Provided by Applicant

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