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Adjunct Instructor in Public Policy (American Studies Program)
The American Studies Program (ASP) invites applications for an Adjunct Instructor (“Instructor”) to provide support to Dr. Peter J. Baker and the ASP faculty team during the spring 2018 term by instructing, mentoring, and evaluating students in two public policy courses (6 credit hours total). The semester is from January 8, 2018 and goes through May 4, 2018.
The American Studies Program is a part of ten BestSemester programs offered by the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities to its membership; with 3 based in the US and 7 based internationally. BestSemester is known for faith-integrated, academically challenging and experience-based programing with excellent faculty and staff. The academic strength and integrity of the BestSemester programs is assured through regular evaluations by the CCCU Student Academic Programs Commission. Program directors are supported by a Washington, D.C.-based support team (marketing, applications and enrollment, campus relations, crisis management and curricular development and planning).
The Council is a professional association of 181 campuses in 20 nations whose mission is to advance the cause of Christ-centered higher education and to help our member institutions transform lives by faithfully relating scholarship and service to biblical truth. The Council coordinates professional development opportunities for administrators and faculty, manages U.S. based and international off-campus student programs, provides public advocacy for Christ-centered higher education and manages cooperative efforts among its member campuses (www.cccu.org).
The ASP Adjunct Instructor (“Instructor”) is expected to provide leadership on the faculty team during the spring 2018 term by instructing, mentoring, and evaluating an estimated 12 students enrolled in ASP’s Public Policy track. Specific responsibilities and required duties include the following:
Public Policy track
The public policy is comprised of two courses. The first course teaches students how to reveal, clarify, and compare policy goals and policy values in an immigration policy debate. There are 13 class sessions and 10 fieldwork meetings planned for this first unit. The second course teaches students policy advocacy by focusing on strategic planning practices. One assignment focuses on a foreign policy issue (NAFTA and the Merida Initiative). The other assignment focuses on matters of Christian political engagement. There are 8 class sessions and 8 fieldwork meetings planned for this second unit.
Note: the Monday/Friday class routine for public policy courses begins Monday, January 29, the same day that internships begin. Prior to this date, the ASP director leads daily class session pertaining to other courses.
The instructor is expected to meet with students individually and in small group sessions about assignments as needed.
Administrative and Other Professional Responsibilities
Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Persons applying for the position should:
Compensation and Benefits:
Application should include:
Other requirements include:
Applicants should apply online through the posting on www.cccu.org/careers and include a cover letter, resume, and a brief statement of your Christian faith, all as separate attachments. Review of applications will begin Wednesday, November 22nd and continue until the position is filled. Consideration will be given only to complete applications. No paper applications or phone calls please.