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Assistant / Associate Teaching Professor - Methodology in the Doctor of Law and Policy (DLP) Program

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Posting Details

Posting Detail Information

Position Title Assistant / Associate Teaching Professor - Methodology in the Doctor of Law and Policy (DLP) Program
Requisition Number FTFR000935
Division/College College of Professional Studies
Interdisciplinary Division/College
Location Online
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
Benefits Eligible Yes
Tenure Status Non Tenure Track
Posting Date 07/07/2017

The College of Professional Studies seeks a full-time non tenure-track Research Methods faculty member to teach in its Doctor of Law and Policy (DLP) Program. The DLP program is an accelerated, practice-based doctoral program designed to allow its students to investigate real-world issues that will contribute to policymaking decisions. The DLP program seeks to prepare its students to utilize the knowledge they gain in the DLP Program to better understand and transform their profession, organizations, and industry.
The DLP program involves a rigorous, interdisciplinary curriculum including both quantitative and qualitative research methods. The methods faculty position in the DLP Program will involve not only leading the research methods course sequence, but also assisting students in conducting well-designed research with practical policy applications. The chosen candidate will have the opportunity to work with DLP students, a group comprised of accomplished, high level, midcareer professionals who come from places such as government, nonprofit, research organizations, consulting firms, and corporations.

Actual course load will vary with other responsibilities associated with Doctor of Law and Policy program, which include: (1) working collaboratively with the Program Director and Assistant Program Director, and other faculty to ensure integration across all three streams of the curriculum, (2) advising students on doctoral thesis projects (3) taking part in program and course quality assurance, and (4) managing special projects as assigned.


A Ph.D. is required although ABD will be considered. Teaching experience in Research Methods, Statistics, and/or Law and Policy preferred. Those with experience in applied policy research, evaluation research, and policy analysis or experience translating research for use in the policy realm are strongly encouraged to apply. Demonstrated excellence in teaching within higher education is preferred. Online teaching experience is not required.

Additional Information

Classes are conducted in a blended format, part in person and part online. Boston-based candidates are preferred however, the DLP program welcomes applications from candidates located throughout the country.

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. References
  4. Teaching Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Other

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