Assistant Teaching Professor Political Science

Ball State University

Muncie, IN

ID: 7084437 (Ref.No. BSU26736)
Posted: September 1, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Contract faculty member to serve as Legal Studies Program director and teach legal studies courses. In addition, will provide designated leadership and service to the Legal Studies Program and the Department of Political Science.

Ball State University’s Department of Political Science invites applications for a full-time contract faculty position in Legal Studies available August 2022. 

Primary responsibilities will include contributing to the teaching and administration of the department’s nationally-ranked Legal Studies program. This growing program currently serves over 125 majors and prides itself in being an American Bar Association approved program. Legal Studies majors take courses in a variety of legal practice areas, including family law, civil and criminal litigation, alternative dispute resolution, constitutional law, criminal law, administrative law, and business law. Students learn legal theories and practical skills that give them a strong foundation for success in a variety of legal careers. The program also served as an excellent foundation for students considering law school.

Job Function:

Contract faculty member to serve as Legal Studies Program director and teach legal studies courses. In addition, will provide designated leadership and service to the Legal Studies Program and the Department of Political Science.

Minimum Experience:

All requirements for Juris Doctor degree from an American Bar Association accredited law school completed by date of appointment.

Preferred Experience:

A. Experience: Teaching at the college level. 
B. Experience: Teaching undergraduate and/or law school courses on various legal topics. 
C. Experience: directing/managing university academic program.


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