Employment Opportunities

Position:
Assistant or Associate Professor
Department:
Political Science and History
Date Posted:
11/15/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until filled

Description

The Hampton University Department of Political Science and History invites nominations and applications to fill the full-time, nine-month position of Assistant or Associate Professor of Political Science, to begin January 2018.

 

Founded in 1868, Hampton University is a leading historically black university (HBCU) located on the Virginia peninsula in the city of Hampton.  It is a privately endowed, co-educational, nonsectarian institution.  The Department of Political Science and History is an essential part of the School of Liberal Arts and Education, offers baccalaureate degrees in Political Science, History, and International Studies, and also offers a six-course certificate in Pre-Law.

Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be required to teach a variety of undergraduate courses in Political Science and on more specialized topics, including the Constitution, civil rights, law and judicial process, legal theory, legal research, and legal writing.  The successful candidate must also have the clear capacity to serve as the advisor for the department’s accomplished Pre-Law program by advising Pre-Law students, leading the program, and expanding its reach and impact. As a member of the university’s faculty, the candidate will advise departmental majors, hold regular office hours, serve on committees, publish original scholarship, acquire external funding, engage in service, and participate in the general life of the institution. 

Applicants must hold an earned doctoral degree in Political Science or Law, have higher education teaching experience, and have success with the submission and award of grants. Ability to teach a variety of introductory and upper-level courses in Political Science and a number of upper-level courses in Pre-Law is essential. Although there is an expectation of hiring at the Assistant Professor rank, we will consider filling the position at the Associate Professor rank depending upon the qualifications of the applicant.  Rank and compensation are commensurate with credentials and experience. For the rank of Assistant Professor, publications are preferred; for the rank of Associate Professor, publications are required. 

 

Qualifications

Applicants must hold an earned doctoral degree in Political Science or Law, have higher education teaching experience, and have success with the submission and award of grants. All applicants with a degree in Law must be a member of the bar in good standing. Ability to teach a variety of introductory and upper-level courses in Political Science and a number of upper-level courses in Pre-Law is essential. Although there is an expectation of hiring at the Assistant Professor rank, we will consider filling the position at the Associate Professor rank depending upon the qualifications of the applicant.  Rank and compensation are commensurate with credentials and experience. For the rank of Assistant Professor, publications are preferred; for the rank of Associate Professor, publications are required. 

How to Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Applicants should submit a Hampton University Application for Employment for faculty, a letter outlining the candidate's commitment to teaching, professional and scholarly work; a curriculum vitae; graduate school transcript(s); and three letters of recommendation on company letterhead. 

Applications may be submitted electronically to maureen.elgersmanlee@hamptonu.edu or to the following address via regular mail:

Dr. Maureen Elgersman Lee, Chair

Department of Political Science and History

MLK Building, Room 249

Hampton University
Hampton, VA 23668

(757) 727-5749

*Hampton University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

 

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