The Ithaca College Department of Politics (located in Ithaca, NY) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-eligible Assistant Professor position in Public Law. While the position is in the Politics Department, teaching responsibilities will be primarily in the Legal Studies Program, an interdisciplinary major/minor housed in the School of Humanities and Sciences. We seek a dedicated teacher/scholar eager to work with undergraduates who can help our students better understand how law, justice, race, gender, and power interact in complex ways.

Position Responsibilities

The selected candidate will teach an annual 18-credit load of undergraduate courses-roughly equivalent to three courses per semester. We are interested in candidates who have an interest in offering courses such as:

  • A gateway course for the Legal Studies Program which involves an introduction to issues of law, power, and justice.
  • A senior capstone/research/internship experience
  • At least one upper level law specific course (e.g., gender and law)

The selected candidate should also plan to maintain an active scholarship program.

Finally, the candidate will be expected to participate in service at the Department level, as well as at the level of either the School, the College, or the off-campus community.

Position/Job Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D., discipline open, completed by August 15, 2019, with a specialization in a field of public law.
  • Strong desire for teaching undergraduates, and potential for excellence therein.
  • Desire for active participation in the Department, School, College, or broader community
  • Some teaching experience

Desired Topical Expertise and/or Interests

  • gender, sexuality, law
  • feminist legal theory
  • civil rights law
  • race, power, law
  • human rights law
  • immigration law
  • human reproduction and law
  • violence and law
  • technology and law
  • legal research
  • NOTE: We are not primarily looking for a constitutional law specialist.

Contributions to Inclusive Excellence

Ithaca College is actively working to build and maintain a diverse and inclusive academic community. As such, we encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups, and we are interested to read or hear about each applicant’s potential to make positive contributions to College-wide goals of inclusive excellence. Applicants are encouraged to articulate their experience, expertise, or interest in any of the following:

  • Facilitation of discussions on diversity, marginalization, or inclusion in the classroom
  • Experience teaching in ways that meet the varied learning needs and interests of a diverse student population
  • Commitment to encouraging and promoting success in all students, regardless of aptitude or achievement
  • Any relevant experience or record of professional engagement with groups and communities underrepresented in the academy

Instructions for submitting your application:

Interested applicants must apply online at http://ithaca.peopleadmin.com/postings/14722