The College of Mount Saint Vincent (Riverdale, New York) is seeking a faculty director to build and lead a new Center for Public Policy Studies that will engage students in the study of effective policy development, the common good, and authentic leadership. Ideal candidates will have a strong student-centered focus, a Ph.D. in communication, economics, history, political science, psychology, or sociology, and be available to start in September, 2013. The Director will develop an interdisciplinary major that offers two, focused tracks of study: one in domestic public policy and one in international public policy. The Center will include a public opinion research arm, engaging undergraduate students in gathering local, regional, and national data using the best practices in polling procedures. The Center will issue periodic reports summarizing its research findings and will disseminate these reports to media outlets.
Responsibilities will also include teaching, advising and mentoring students; engaging in scholarly activities and participating in service activities. This is a 10-month position with faculty appointment and salary commensurate with credentials and experience.
The College of Mount Saint Vincent is an academically excellent, authentically inclusive, Catholic and ecumenical liberal arts college with approximately 1,691 undergraduate students and 234 graduate students located in the Riverdale section of New York City. Our beautiful 70-acre campus of rolling lawns and wooded hills overlooking the Hudson River is just 12 miles from midtown Manhattan. Send your curriculum vitae, cover letter, teaching philosophy, and a list of five references who can speak to your professional qualifications, to HR@mountsaintvincent.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
College of Mount Saint Vincent is committed to provide equal opportunity, employment, and advancement opportunities to all individuals. The College of Mount Saint Vincent does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State, or Local Laws.