Term Instructional Faculty Position in Legal Studies

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Dec 15, 2021
Jun 17, 2022
Full Time
Term Instructional Faculty Position in Legal Studies The Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University invites applications for an open-rank term instructional faculty position in legal studies. We encourage applications from talented educators who are committed to undergraduate education and being part of and contributing to a nationally and internationally recognized school of policy and government. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment. About the School: George Mason University is an innovative and entrepreneurial Tier-1 research university. Over the past half-century, Mason has grown into the largest and most diverse university in the state. Mason is one of the few U.S. universities to have no marked disparity in graduation outcomes for students regardless of race, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status. The Schar School is known among policy schools for its multidisciplinary breadth in scholarship, and for its successful educational programs at all levels. The School's distinguished faculty currently includes 62 tenure-line members in a variety of disciplines, all with expertise linked to policy-relevant analysis and practice. The location of our campuses in Fairfax and Arlington, Virginia provides faculty and students with unparalleled access to policymakers, international media, and governmental and nongovernmental organizations. Responsibilities:This position will teach a 2:3 course load and will create and lead an undergraduate learning community focused on law and policy. We seek candidates who are enthusiastic about inspiring undergraduates to explore both domestic and international law and will work to create a supportive and inclusive community centered on the study of this discipline. This position will join a team committed to supporting Mason students in this area, including a faculty pre-law advisor, a student-led pre-law interest group, a professional undergraduate programs manager, two undergraduate advisors, and a faculty undergraduate curriculum director. The position will work with the programs manager to create an engaging schedule of workshops, discussion series, and field trips to support the professional development of Schar undergraduates; to recruit strong students to the Schar School; and to establish metrics by which to evaluate the quality and impact of programs. Required Qualifications:Applicants must have an earned JD, PhD, or other terminal degree in a relevant field including, but not limited to, public law, legal studies, public policy, public administration, or political science; teaching experience; and experience or demonstrated potential capacity for the following:Commitment to mentoring students at the undergraduate level;Demonstrated ability to generate enthusiasm and a sense of identity for a nascent group or organization; andResearch, scholarship, practitioner, or policy experience in the legal field.

Applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu/, complete and submit the online application, and upload a cover letter and CV. Candidates at the Assistant Professor level should also provide with their application a list of three professional references with contact information; senior candidates will be asked for references if they are short-listed.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education. Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create. If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/! George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

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