Professor of Practice - University of San Diego in San Diego California

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University of San Diego

San Diego, California 92110

United States


Detailed Job Description

Professor of Practice

The Department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of San Diego invites applications for a non-tenure track Professor of Practice in public administration and public policy.  Candidates must have a Master’s degree or PhD in political science, public administration, public policy, or a closely related field, teaching experience at the community college or university level, practical experience in local or state government, and the capacity to integrate theory with practice.

The successful candidate must be qualified to teach courses in American politics, urban politics, public policy, and/or state and local government.  The teaching load is seven courses per academic year, which includes one internship class each semester. In addition, the candidate will supervise our continuously offered Washington, D.C. internship program and run a 1-unit weekend Sacramento seminar each spring semester.

As a Professor of Practice, the successful candidate must have extensive local, state, and/or national political, legal, and business connections, and will supervise the department’s dynamic internship program, including the department’s Washington DC internship and seminar program.  Responsibilities will include developing new internship opportunities, to further enhance our students' professional development.

USD offers a competitive salary and benefits.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference at their earliest convenience. The position will remain open until filled.

To apply, go to and look for job IRC18893. Applicants must email all relevant materials— except for confidential letters of recommendation— to and upload the same materials to the USD Human Resources site. References must submit confidential letters of recommendation separately to:

Please address all correspondence to Dr. Del Dickson, Chair, Search Committee for Professor of Practice, Department of Political Science and International Relations, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110

USD is a private, independent Catholic liberal arts institution dedicated to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. USD is an Equal Opportunity employer, and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Candidates from underrepresented and underserved groups are encouraged to apply.

Keyword Phrases

  • Globally Competent
  • San Diego
  • Diverse
  • California
  • Catholic University
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Professor
Type of Faculty:Non-Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume