Inclusive Excellence Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Santa Clara University


Department, Program, Center: Political Science

Specialty or Subdiscipline: Open

College or School: College of Arts and Sciences

Purpose:
The Department of Political Science at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic university, invites applications for an Inclusive Excellence Post-Doctoral Fellowship beginning Fall 2017. The goal of the inclusive excellence post-doctoral fellowship program at Santa Clara University is to support the early development of teaching scholars who are from historically underrepresented groups. We welcome applicants in any of the discipline's subfields, but we are especially interested in scholars of American Politics, International Relations, and Public Policy. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Political Science or a related field, a strong scholarly trajectory, and experience teaching undergraduates. We seek balance between teaching and scholarship and are interested in candidates with a passion for both.
Santa Clara is a private, Jesuit, Catholic university located in the heart of California's Silicon Valley. Faculty are teaching scholars who balance a commitment to quality teaching with active programs of research and creative scholarship. Ideal candidates should therefore demonstrate not only potential for excellent undergraduate teaching, but also promise in sustained research and scholarly publication, as well as an understanding and support of the University's mission and goals.
The successful candidate will teach three undergraduate courses the first year, and four courses the second year on the quarter system, and will be expected to successfully develop a research agenda that leads to peer-reviewed publications.
Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, specifically invites applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.

Salary: Competitive, benefits eligible.

Basic Qualifications:
Basic Qualifications
1. Completion of the Ph.D. by the time of appointment.
2. Evidence of potential for effective and excellent university-level teaching in upper- and lower-division classes.
3. Evidence of a program of research and promise of publication in political science.

Preferred Qualifications:


Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will:
1. Successfully develop and conduct a research agenda that leads to peer-reviewed publications.
2. Develop and teach 3 courses the first year, and 4 courses the second year.
3. Hold weekly office hours on campus.
4. Conduct all assigned class meetings and exams.
5. Use appropriate measures of student performance.
6. Administer narrative and numeric course evaluations to students in all courses.
7. Provide timely feedback to students by submitting grades to the Office of the Registrar by designated deadlines.
8. Assign grades by posted deadlines that are an accurate and fair evaluation of student work.
9. Any other duties as assigned by the chair of the department or the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Work Authorization:
A foreign national who is appointed to a tenured or tenure-track faculty position is eligible for sponsorship by Santa Clara University.

Close Date: 12/1/2016

Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter that details scholarly and teaching interests, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) graduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable at this stage) (4) three letters of recommendation (sent under separate cover), (5) a teaching portfolio, which includes a personal statement of teaching philosophy and sample syllabi and/or teaching evaluations, if available, (6) and at least one example of representative scholarship, e.g., published article or book chapter, or dissertation chapter. All materials should be submitted online in electronic form via the PeopleAdmin system at https://jobs.scu.edu.

Additional Information:


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About Santa Clara University
Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California’s Silicon Valley, offering its 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master’s, Ph.D., and law degrees.

Distinguished by the highest retention rate and ranked second among all master’s universities in the West by U.S. News and World Report, Santa Clara University is California’s oldest operating institution of higher-education. The University is focused on creating an academic community that educates citizens and leaders who will build a more just, humane, and sustainable world.

Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.

Santa Clara University annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Santa Clara University report, please go to the Campus Safety Services website at http://www.scu.edu/cs/. To request a paper copy please call Campus Safety at (408) 554-4441. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.







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