Visiting Lecturer - Political Science
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Framingham State University is a vibrant comprehensive liberal arts institution located just 20 miles west of Boston, which integrates an academically challenging liberal arts education with workforce preparation programs.
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Job Description:
A specific need has been identified for one or more Visiting Lecturers for courses in the areas of American Politics, Public Law, and International Politics to begin January 2019.
The first course is POSC 2XX Race, Ethnicity and American Politics TR 8:30-10:20am. This course will examine the role of race in American politics and its contemporary significance to the nation's citizens, politicians, and governmental institutions. We will ask large social science questions about race in America: What divides the races in American politics? How do the structures and processes of American political institutions affect the efforts of minority groups to secure political influence? What is the nature of prejudice and how does it affect public opinion in the contemporary context?
The second course is POSC 315 Judicial Politics and Policy T10:30am-12:20pm and F 8:30-10:20am. This course introduces students to the law and legal systems of the United States. Topics covered include Federal and State courts, criminal and civil trials, judges, juries, the appellate process and the U.S. Supreme Court. A short way of describing this semester's journey is that we will look at different understandings of law and justice and then examine how they are applied in civil, criminal, and appellate law.

The third course is POSC 120 World Politics M W 2:30-4:20. This course is an introduction to the field of international relations and the debates and dilemmas surrounding our global system as we enter the twenty-first century. Concentration is on the importance of the nation-state in global issues. Focus is also on emerging actors and alternative perspectives. Issues such as nationalism, globalization, power structure, economic development, and sustainability are examined.
* Teach course(s) in Political Science.
* Develop syllabi and instructional materials.
* Assess student performance.
* Provide assistance and mentorship to students.

* Master's degree in a related field.
* Evidence of expertise, scholarly activity or creative work appropriate to the discipline.
* PhD or other terminal degree in related field.
* Successful college teaching experience.
* A demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion in the curriculum and the classroom.

Additional Information:
This posting is for potential part-time, non-benefited, visiting lecturer positions during the 2018-2019 academic year.
Framingham State University conducts criminal history and sexual offender record checks on recommended finalists prior to final employment for all positions.
Framingham State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions:
Candidates must apply online by submitting (1) a cover letter addressing teaching philosophy and any areas of specialization/expertise, (2) a CV/resume, and (3) the names and contact information for three professional references.
Review of applications is ongoing through February 1, 2019, as dictated by need. Official transcripts must be submitted upon appointment. Applicants are invited to reapply each year.
Framingham State University only accepts application materials through our online application system. We are unable to accept application materials through mail, email, fax, or hand delivery. If you experience technical issues with the online application process, please submit a helpdesk ticket.
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Additional Information
Position Type: Employee
Ref Code: 105727737

Contact Information
Human Resources Office
Framingham State University
100 State St.
Framingham, 01701