Lecturer in American Politics & Political Theory

Christopher Newport University in Virginia

Deadline May 21, 2012
Date Posted April 13, 2012
Type Non tenure track
Salary Competitive
Employment Type Full-time

Christopher Newport University invites applications for a non-tenure-track position in political science at the rank of Lecturer for the academic year 2012-13 with possibility of renewal.  Applicants must be committed to undergraduate education and demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching and research with undergraduates.  The main responsibilities are teaching introductory level courses in American politics and political theory. The ability to teach an introductory course in international relations/comparative politics would be a plus. There will also be opportunities to teach upper level courses in the appointees area of specialization. The teaching load is four courses per semester.  For appointment at the rank of Lecturer a Ph.D. in political science is required.  Candidates who are ABD or have a Masters degree will be considered for appointment at the rank of Instructor. 


Located between historic Colonial Williamsburg and the ocean resort of Virginia Beach, CNU is committed to outstanding teaching and learning, undergraduate education, and the liberal studies core; the University will soon seek to shelter a Phi Beta Kappa chapter.  The Fall 2011 freshman class of approximately 1200 students was selected from over 8,000 applicants with a middle 50% SAT range:  1050-1230 (Critical Reading and Math).  Capital improvements (approaching $1 billion) on the beautiful, 260-acre campus integrate the Universitys liberal arts vision, nurturing mind, body, and spirit. These include the state-of-the-art Trible Library, home to the most comprehensive maritime research collections in the world; three new academic buildings including a newly opened integrated science building; the Freeman Center athletic complex; and the I.M. Pei-designed Ferguson Center for the Arts, which brings to Virginia the finest performing artists in the world. 


Our faculty enjoy an atmosphere of collegiality and mutual respect that rewards outstanding teaching and fosters active intellectual and creative engagement.  CNU faculty are productive scholars and researchers, supported by professional development funds.  Faculty and administrators regularly consult and collaborate as the University works to sustain a culture of scholarly inquiry, informed debate, and civic action that enriches students, faculty, and the surrounding community. The result is a supportive and cohesive academic setting in which the University cultivates and carries forward its mission.  Competitive salary with excellent health and retirement benefits and a well-designed family leave policy further enhance the CNU workplace.  For further information on CNU, please visit our website at http://www.cnu.edu.


To apply, please send a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts (photocopies acceptable for initial screening), syllabi and other evidence of teaching style and effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation to:  


Director of Equal Opportunity and Faculty Recruitment

Political Science Lecturer Faculty Search

Search #8363

Christopher Newport University

1 University Place

Newport News, VA 23606

Or mlmoody@cnu.edu


Review of applications begins on May 21, 2012.

Applications received after May 21, 2012, will be accepted but considered only if needed.


Christopher Newport University, an EO Employer, is fully committed to Access and Opportunity.