Position Details

Descriptions of responsibilities and qualifications


Requisition Number 18-0007
Title PT Faculty Public Policy and Social Change
Location National
Job Family Faculty
Employee Type Part Time
Benefit Eligible Yes
Description Union Institute & University, a national university for adult students offering programs of study leading to bachelor’s, master's and doctoral degrees is seeking to fill a half-time faculty position in Public Policy and Social Change for its interdisciplinary doctoral program. The primary responsibility of this position will be to teach in the Public Policy and Social Change concentration. In addition, this positon will provide leadership to the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Specialization program. This position requires a Ph.D. in political science (with a primary specialization in public policy) or a related related discipline, evidence of an active and productive research agenda, and successful college teaching experience.
Union Institute & University’s doctoral program in interdisciplinary studies is designed for working/professional adults and is offered in a low-residency format that combines face-to-face residencies with a variety of approaches (we-based learning tools, interactive video seminar sessions, telephone conferences) to distance instruction. The program emphasizes interdisciplinary study, with a strong attentiveness to social justice, creativity, and engaging difference. The low-residency, distance format of the program does not require Cincinnati residence. Faculty are expected to attend a week-long residency each term in Cincinnati. We encourage applications from historically under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse student populations.
Requirements Teaching and Professional Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active research agenda accompanied by regular publication; to teach foundational and advanced seminars at the doctoral level; to be involved with dissertation advising; and to serve on program and university committees. Participation in professional scholarly organizations, advocacy groups, or organizations reasonably related to field of scholarship and doctoral program goals is also expected.

The candidate will have a Ph.D. in political science (with a primary field of study in public policy) or a related discipline with demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary scholarship, research and teaching. Preference will be given to candidates with prior graduate teaching experience who are able to chair doctoral dissertation committees and whose research/teaching interests include one or more of the following areas: Social and Political Theory, State and Local Politics, Social Movements, Critical Race Theory, American Political Development, Latin American and/or Indigenous Studies.

Application materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for at least three references. Review of applications will begin on April 25, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Letters of recommendation may be requested at a later date in the search process. In addition, candidates selected for further review will be asked to submit a summary or examples of teaching evaluations, a conference paper or (preferably) published work. No references will be contacted without prior notification. The position will remain open until filled.

Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify the Human Resources Department at 513-487-1122.

Union Institute & University is a private, non-profit university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Union Institute & University is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities
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