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Lecturer(s) - Politics and International Affairs 604208

Company: Northern Arizona University
Location: Flagstaff
Posted on: May 16, 2019

Job Description:

Job Title: Lecturer(s) - Politics and International Affairs Location: Politics & Int'l Affairs Regular/Temporary: Regular Full/Part Time: Full-Time Job ID: 604208 Workplace Culture NAU is a community devoted to student success and sustained by an unshakable commitment to our shared mission, vision, and values. We-faculty, staff, and administrators-thrive by combining our efforts and working side by side to further NAU's culture of excellence. Special Information Northern Arizona University's Department of Politics and International Affairs invites applications for multiple appointments at the rank of Lecturer in American Politics and Comparative Politics to begin August 2019. These positions are teaching focused, non-tenure eligible and are expected to be continuing, with potential for promotion. Renewal is contingent upon successful completion of a probationary year and continued effective performance and department needs. The typical teaching load for a lecturer is 4/4. These positions are not eligible for sponsorship now or in the future. Job Description The successful candidate will be able to teach courses in American or Comparative Politics. Candidate should be able to teach several of the following courses: introductory to American Politics, Congress, Constitutional Law, Presidency, Civil Rights, Indigenous/Native American Politics, Politics of Developing Nations and/or Western European Politics. These courses may serve a variety of programs across the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. We seek applicants with a record of and potential and willingness to participate in the college's efforts to promote diversity and inclusivity. Minimum Qualifications Ph.D. in Political Science or a related social science field by the time of appointment and have completed graduate level coursework in Political Science. Preferred Qualifications Candidates should be broadly trained in American Politics or Comparative Politics and have a passion for teaching. Demonstrated evidence of teaching effectiveness through sample syllabi, teaching statements, and/or teaching evaluations. Demonstrated evidence of a strong commitment to working effectively within a diverse university community. Demonstrated potential for strong contribution to departmental efforts to advance curricular and co-curricular programming and effective interpersonal and communication skills. Specific areas of expertise is open if they complement the department's needs in the undergraduate curriculum. General Information Northern Arizona University has a student population of 31,073, including approximately 23,000 on its main campus in Flagstaff and the remainder at more than 20 locations statewide and online. Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment, NAU has earned a solid reputation as a university with all the features of a large institution but with a personal touch, with a faculty and staff dedicated to each student's success. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes. While our emphasis is undergraduate education, we offer a wide range of graduate programs and research. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees. Flagstaff has a population of about 70,000, rich in cultural diversity. Located at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at intersection of Interstate 17 and Interstate 40. The university is committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment. For information about diversity, access and equity at NAU, see the Center for University Access and Inclusion webpage . Background Information Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check. Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States. Finally, each year the Northern Arizona University Police Department releases an annual security report. The report is a result of the federal law known as the Clery Act and contains policy statements that address the school's policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security including policies for responding to emergency situations and sexual offenses. The report contains three years of data for Clery reportable crime statistics for the campus along with the most current year's Fire Safety Report, which includes policy statements and fire statistics for Flagstaff on-campus student housing. The report may be viewed at nau.edu/clery or by visiting the NAUPD website . A printed copy of the report is available upon request by contacting the NAU Police Department, Records Department at (928)523-8884 or by visiting the department at Building 98A on the NAU Mountain Campus. Salary Commensurate with academic credentials and experience. Benefits This is a Faculty (FAC) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP); sick leave accruals and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at the NAU HR benefits page . Faculty are hired on a contract basis, renewable according to terms of the Conditions of Faculty Service . Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). Employees will have 31 days from date of hire to enroll in benefits, and their benefits will then be effective the first day of the pay period following their completed enrollment. If a new employee chooses the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) retirement option, participation in the ASRS Plan (and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it) will begin on the first of the pay period following 183 days of employment. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP; an alternative to the ASRS plan) will begin to participate on the first day of employment. The long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following 90 days of employment. More information about NAU benefits is available at the NAU HR benefits page . Submission Deadline This vacancy will be open until filled or closed. Priority review of applications will begin on April 15, 2019, with weekly reviews thereafter. Interested parties are encouraged to submit their materials by April 15 to receive optimal consideration. How to Apply To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button at the end of the job description if viewing this position through the NAU HR website. Otherwise, to view the original post and to apply, proceed to nau.jobs , follow the 'Faculty and Administrator Openings' link, locate vacancy 604208 , and then "Apply" at the bottom of the page. Application must include: (1) a cover letter highlighting your relevant experience for this position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a sample syllabus, (4) statement of teaching philosophy; (5) unofficial transcripts; and (6) names and contact information for three professional references. Save all items as PDF and/or Word documents. If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the HR website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets. If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011. FLSA Status This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked. Equal Employment Opportunity Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. EEO is the Law Poster and Supplements NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.

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