Part-Time Assistant Adjunct Professor of Political Science – Essential
About Mills College:
Located in Oakland, California, in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, Mills College is a liberal arts college for women and gender non-binary students, with graduate programs for all genders. Consistently ranked one of the top master’s universities and one of the best value colleges in the West by U.S. News & World Report, Mills also has been named one of the Best Colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The Mills experience is distinguished by small, interactive classes, one-on-one attention from exceptional faculty, a culture of creative experimentation, and cutting-edge interdisciplinary learning opportunities which empower students to make a statement in their careers and communities. As https://www.mills.edu/uniquely-mills/facts-about-mills.php in the country, we have a strong record of academic success with first-generation students, students of color, Latinx students, LGBTQ students, and other underrepresented students. Mills College has recently become a Hispanic Serving Institution. Applicants with expertise and experience in supporting and promoting success for Latina/o students are encouraged to apply.
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The Department of Public Policy and Political Science seeks an adjunct professor to teach one Spring 2021 online course in Latin American politics. The course will meet synchronously on Zoom on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:30pm to 3:45pm Pacific from January 20 to May 6. The instructor may choose to replace some portion of the live class sessions with asynchronous activities to minimize Zoom-fatigue and maximize student engagement. The instructor will also be expected to hold 2 hours of virtual office hours each week.
PPOL 152: Latin American Politics (3 semester credits)
For faculty new to Mills, compensation is $6,000 per course without a terminal degree and $6,500 per course with a terminal degree. Adjunct compensation is governed by a Collective Bargaining Agreement and increases with seniority at Mills College.
• PhD or PhD candidate in Political Science
• Previous teaching experience
• Familiarity with online instruction, the Canvas learning management system, and teaching via Zoom or similar technology preferred.
This is an exempt, part-time position. The compensation includes state-mandated benefits including Social Security, State Disability Insurance, Workers’ Compensation Insurance, Unemployment Insurance and Sick Day accrual. Employees also receive free admission to campus events, use of the pool, fitness center, and tennis courts.
Mills College does not permit discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religious creed, color, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity. For more information on Mills’ non-discrimination policy, please go to https://www.mills.edu/policies/ada-policies/nondiscrimination-statement.php.
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Click the “Apply Now” button below and follow instructions to submit the following documents:
• Employee Application
• Cover Letter
• Curriculum Vitae
• Teaching Statement
• Sample Latin American Politics syllabus
• Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) statement: Please describe your commitment to DEI. How have you worked to advance DEI in your current or previous positions? If hired at Mills, how would you contribute to the College’s commitments to racial and gender justice and inclusive excellence?
• Names, addresses, and email contacts for two professional references. No letters of reference should be submitted at this time.
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