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Visiting Professor Political Science (AY Lecturer)

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Work type: Visiting Faculty
Location: San Luis Obispo
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Public Affairs, Temporary, Full Time

POLITICAL SCIENCE - The Department of Political Science in the College of Liberal Arts at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), San Luis Obispo, California, invites applications for a one-year, visiting professor position for our Masters of Public Policy Program (MPP) who will serve as Interim MPP Director and teach some of our core courses in the program. The teaching assignment is 45 units across the academic year, with 8 units (2 courses) per quarter and 4 units (1 course) of assigned time for serving as MPP Director. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in graduate student advising, experience in graduate level teaching, and experience with program administration.

An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Political Science, Public Policy, or a closely related field from an accredited institution or international equivalent is required. The position is “open rank.” Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience.

At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly’s values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility. Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Political Science, Public Policy, or a closely related field from an accredited institution or international equivalent is required. The position is “open rank.”

Demonstrated experience and commitment to student-centered learning and teaching, as well as the ability to collaboratively work in multidisciplinary settings is required. Demonstrated proficiency in written and oral use of the English language is required. 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in graduate student advising, experience in graduate level teaching, and experience with program administration.

Preference will be given to those with experience in working with diverse populations and fostering a collaborative, supportive and inclusive environment.  Preference will also be given to those with relevant work and work experience in (or knowledge about) teaching virtually, and those who bring professional capabilities.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Note: Cal Poly cannot deny an applicant a position solely or in part due to a criminal conviction history until it has performed an individualized assessment and linked the relevant conviction history with specific job duties in the position being sought.

Please note: Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive. Sensitive positions are those requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position based on potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to Cal Poly or individuals in the university community.

For health and well-being, Cal Poly is a smoke & tobacco-free campus. The university is committed to promoting a healthy environment for all members of our community.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

The Cal Poly Political Science Department prides itself on its collegiality and commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship. The department serves approximately 400 majors, 130 minors and 25 graduate students. At the undergraduate level, the department offers concentrations in American Politics, Global Politics, Pre-Law and Individualized Courses of Study, as well as minors in Law & Society, Political Science and Global Politics. It also administers a Master of Public Policy Program.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates must attach the following required materials:  1) Cover Letter 2) Curriculum Vitae, 3) Statement of Diversity and Inclusion describing past experience and contributions to diversity and inclusion efforts, 4) statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness, and 5) an unofficial copy of transcripts. Applicants should be prepared to provide the names and email addresses for a minimum of three professional references when completing the application. Cal Poly will directly solicit letters from the individuals listed as references. Sealed official transcripts showing highest degree earned will be required prior to appointment. Applicants with complete files by review begin date will be given full consideration. Review of applications will begin June 26, 2020.

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