We seek candidates displaying a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, including an appreciation of or engagement in high impact practices, and interest in the enduring questions of politics. Responsibilities for the two-semester position are three undergraduate courses for the Fall 2020 semester and four undergraduate courses for the Spring 2021 semester. Each course is capped at 30 students. In the Fall 2020 semester, this will entail one class of an introductory course on American Politics, a Constitutional Law course on separation of powers, and a Politics of Judicial Process course on the U.S. judiciary. In the Spring 2021 semester, teaching will entail four undergraduate courses (either three or four preparations), comprising a combination of an introductory course on American Politics, Mock Trial (capped at 20 students), a Constitutional Law course on individual liberties, and another public law or upper-level American Politics course decided upon in consultation with the department chair.
In addition to holding office hours with students, service requirements will include pre-law advising duties. Such duties comprise meeting with students interested in applying to law school, holding information sessions during the week for current students, attending open houses on four Saturdays throughout the year for prospective and admitted students and their parents, assisting students with LSAT preparation, application writing, and writing reference letters, among other tasks, and moderating the Pre-Law Society.
Courses in the Department of Political Science are designated as diversity courses and faculty participate in diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Successful candidates for any staff, faculty, or administrative position at Loyola University Maryland will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
Loyola University Maryland is a Jesuit, Catholic university committed to the educational and spiritual traditions of the Society of Jesus and to the ideals of liberal education and the development of the whole person. Accordingly, Loyola inspires students to learn, lead, and serve in a diverse and changing world. Loyola’s beautiful, historic Evergreen campus is located in Baltimore, and its graduate centers are in Timonium and Columbia. Loyola enrolls 4,000 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students across the Sellinger School of Business and Management, the School of Education, and Loyola College of Arts and Sciences. Founded in 1852, Loyola is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States and the first to bear the name of Saint Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus.