• Faculty - Political Science

    Job Locations US-MA-Boston
    # of Openings
    Faculty 9/10 Mo
  • Overview

    The Faculty in Political Science is a 9-month, full time faculty position with responsibility for instruction in an introductory course on social science disciplines; electives in the instructor’s areas of specialization; service to the School of Arts and Sciences and the University, and scholarship commensurate with rank. Serve as instructor for American Culture, Identity and Public Life (the introduction to the Social Sciences disciplines), and courses to be developed in the field of Political Science.


    • Work collaboratively with administrators, faculty, and staff in the School of Arts and Sciences
    • Engage in service assignments related to the School of Arts and Sciences, committee work, and ongoing assessment
    • Participate in Open House and other University-wide student recruitment and orientation events; curriculum development for Social Science courses, and program support as international student population expands
    • Produce scholarship resulting in conference presentations, publishable manuscripts, peer-reviewed instructional materials, or other outcomes consistent with expectations for scholarly activities described in the Faculty Manual

    Additional responsibilities may be assigned by the Department Chair or the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences.


    The School of Arts and Sciences at MCPHS University emphasizes an intedisciplinary approach, and the Center for Healthcare Humanities at MCPHS hosts interdisciplinary speakers and fosters scholarship activity among its faculty.  The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service. 


    Rank is commensurate with education and experience.



    • Candidate must have Doctorate degree (PhD) in Political Science or a related field, or defend the dissertation by May 2019
    • College teaching experience and evidence of teaching excellence
    • Record of scholarly activities and evidence of potential for continuing professional development
    • Excellent organizational and communication skills
    • Ability to work effectively with a culturally and academically diverse student population
    • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues
    • Commitment to undergraduate education and student success

    MCPHS offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits that includes a substantial contribution toward the cost of medical & dental insurance, generous time off benefits, and a significant pension plan contribution. To learn more about our total rewards, please visit MCPHS Total Rewards.


    Please attach a cover letter and a resume or curriculum vitae. No phone calls, please. Principals only. No relocation available. Finalist candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment. MCPHS University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who would enrich the University’s diversity are encouraged to apply.

    About Us

    MCPHS University, an innovator in health and professional education, is setting the pace in the health science fields. MCPHS has more than 7000 students across campuses in Boston’s Longwood Medical Area, downtown Worcester, MA and downtown Manchester, NH. Here, we are preparing future generations of global leaders and promoting systems to improve the health of the public.  In the midst of implementing an ambitious strategic plan that will bring us to our 200th anniversary in 2023, MCPHS offers meaningful work that benefits society overall, provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, and fosters a sense of connectedness and collaboration among our employees. We are a fast-moving, data-driven educational institution with a strong entrepreneurial mindset.


    Come join us and be a part of a diverse community that is at the forefront of advancing the healthcare landscape! To learn more about working at MCPHS University, please visit Careers at MCPHS.





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