Associate Professor – Social Sciences

Itta Bena, Mississippi, United States

Job description

Department: Social Sciences

Position: Associate Professor

Appointment Conditions: Full-time (9 months)

Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Position Available: August 2018

Job Description: The successful candidate will coordinate two degrees: Pre-Law/Legal Studies and Government & Politics, and serve as University Pre-Law Advisor. The candidate will be expected to teach lower division courses in both Legal Studies and Political Science. Courses would include Introduction to Legal Studies, Constitutional Law I & II, Mock Trial and Judicial Process. The candidate will serve as Coach for the University Mock Trial Team.

Qualifications Desired: Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in Political Science or related field with public law as one of the doctoral subfields. Candidate should have at least three years teaching experience. Strong recruitment and retention experience will be a plus; ability to teach Political Philosophy is a plus. For coordinating two degrees, the candidate will receive half time course release; should have a commitment to excellence in research, teaching, and service.

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

How to apply

Please submit a letter describing research, service, teaching and teaching philosophy, a curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and a writing sample to:

Mississippi Valley State University
Office of Human Resources
MVSU 7260
14000 Hwy 82 West
Itta Bena, MS 38941

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