Tenure Track – Constitutional Law

The Political Science Department at Rider University is accepting applications for a tenure-track position in Constitutional Law to start in the fall of 2019. The successful candidate will offer a range of courses, including civil liberties and civil rights, and judges and courts. Area of specialization is open. Teaching responsibilities will include courses in our undergraduate program in Political Science, as well as our undergraduate minor and graduate program in Homeland Security Studies, and may include topical courses such as (for instance) cyber law or national security. This candidate may also contribute to our new B.A. in Health Care Policy.


Our ideal candidate will hold either a Ph.D. in political science or a related discipline and/or a J.D. This candidate will be excited to be in the classroom and will enjoy teaching in a medium sized, collegial department in which students and instructors work closely together. Housed in the College of Liberal Arts, this department prizes critical inquiry and student-centered teaching practices. The department faculty also maintain active scholarly agendas and will look for the same quality in this candidate. In addition to quality research and teaching, the successful candidate will also provide pre-law advising and may be asked to develop a more formal pre-law program for the college.


The Political Science Department is deeply committed to diversifying its faculty and strongly encourages applications from a wide range of candidates.


While applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, interested applications are invited to apply directly to our website at http://rider.peopleadmin.com/postings/5445 by November 1, 2018. Applications for Position No. 312256 should include a cover letter which describes teaching philosophy and experience, as well as scholarly accomplishments and an ongoing research agenda. Experience in the practice of law should also be described, if applicable. Please also include a C.V., writing sample, contact information for three references, and   a statement outlining your commitment to diversity, including evidence of your experience working with and teaching diverse students.


Rider University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, handicap/disability, Vietnam-era/disabled veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other non-job related criteria.