• Faculty - Political Science

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

    For nearly 200 years, MCPHS University, formerly known as Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, has been at the forefront of innovation in the healthcare world. We take pride in our history, yet are motivated by a curiosity about the future. That’s why we are constantly updating our state-of-the-art labs, innovating our curriculums, and adding programs to coincide with the needs of an ever-changing healthcare landscape.


    Faculty and staff continue to bring their talents and skills to MCPHS University to contribute to our mission of guiding and supporting students toward successful and sustainable careers in healthcare. Whatever position an employee holds, their efforts make an important impact on the overall quality of campus life. Employees are an integral part of a community that is proud of its heritage and the accomplishments that make MCPHS University a first-class educational institution.


    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.


    Rank is commensurate with education and experience.




    • Candidate must have Doctorate degree (Ph.D.) 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


    The School of Arts and Sciences at MCPHS University emphasizes an interdisciplinary 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.


    MCPHS offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits, including a substantial health/dental insurance subsidy, generous holiday/vacation policy, and a significant pension plan contribution.


    Please attach a cover letter and a curriculum vitae. Please submit application materials no later than October 15, 2018 for a Summer 2019 start. No phone calls, please. Principals only.  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.


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