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Term Instructor – Politics


Regis University




Northwest Denver Campus


Position Type:



Scheduled Weekly Hours:



Requested Start Date for this Position:

08/01/2024 – 4 months to go


Campus Location:

Northwest Denver Campus


Full-time or Part-time:

Full time


Job Summary:

The Department of History, Politics, and Political Economy at Regis College, Regis University, invites applications for a one-year Term Instructor in International Relations and Comparative Politics. The appointment will start 1 August 2024 with the possibility of renewal for a second year, depending on budget approval, the needs of the department, and evaluation of instruction and related duties.


The position requires teaching seven courses over the 2024-25 year including Introduction to Comparative Politics and Introduction to International Relations. In addition, the successful applicant will teach upper division classes within both subfields and a seventh course as assigned (potentially within the integrative core curriculum). We particularly welcome candidates whose research and teaching are grounded in considerations of justice as well as qualitative and/or quantitative empirical research.


Regis University is a federally designated Hispanic-Serving Institution. Successful candidates will demonstrate the skills to work effectively with racially, socioeconomically, and religiously diverse student populations.


Working at Regis

As Regis employees, we embrace our Jesuit Catholic values of respect, inclusion and equity, and welcome employees, faculty and students from all faiths and cultures. Together, we perform our duties in alignment with the mission of the University and seek dedicated individuals to contribute to and strengthen that mission and our service to students.


Take a moment to consider our Total Rewards package:

– A generous tuition benefit for employees, spouses, and dependents

– Paid Mission leave to give employees time to volunteer in the community

– Options for flexible work

– Additional time off each year when the University closes for Winter Break

– Medical, dental, and vision insurance


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please submit a resume, cover letter and list of references with your application. Current employees, please submit an application by logging into Workday. Click on the Career Worklet and access the internal site.


Major Duties and Responsibilities:


About the Department: The Regis University Department of History, Politics and Political Economy is housed in Regis College, a Jesuit, Catholic, liberal-arts college in Denver, Colorado, which serves primarily traditional-age undergraduates and where care for the whole person (cura personalis) – students, faculty, and staff – is a key element of our academic community. The History, Politics, and Political Economy department offers majors and minors in history, politics, and political economy, as well as a minors in pre-law and Asian Pacific Studies. Interdisciplinary collaboration is strongly valued in our department.


Position Requirements: Applicants who have completed a PhD in political science or a closely related field by 1 August 2024 and have experience teaching at the undergraduate level are preferred. The department will consider advanced PhD candidates with undergraduate teaching experience who have completed all requirements except for the dissertation (ABD).


The department invites applications from and is committed to hiring qualified candidates from groups underrepresented in Politics and among our faculty. We welcome candidates who bring diverse cultural, ethnic, and religious perspectives to their teaching and scholarship.


Application: Electronically submit (1) a letter of application (cover letter) summarizing your interest and qualifications; (2) a curriculum vitae with the names and contact information for three references, at least one of whom can specifically address teaching experience; (3) a statement about teaching in an undergraduate liberal arts environment. Letters of recommendation, writing samples, teaching evaluations and academic transcripts may be requested from semifinalists and should not be submitted with the initial application. Official Academic Transcripts will be requested if you are selected for the position.


We will begin reviewing applications as they are received. The position will remain open until it is filled.


Questions can be addressed to Meaghan Shaughnessy, J.D., Chair, Associate Professor, Pre-Law Program Director, History, Politics, Political Economy Department at or


Pay Rate:

$48,000 to $50,000 / annually commensurate with qualifications.


To apply, visit


Since 1877, Regis University has been using our Jesuit background to provide an education for men and women of all ages and faiths and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission: A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Inspired by St. Ignatius Loyola, the mission of Regis University is to educate men and women of all ages to make a positive impact in a rapidly-changing global society. We encourage our students to seek truth, live purposeful lives, and continually examine and attempt to answer the question: “How ought we to live?” Regis University’s Northwest Campus is the main campus and administrative hub, located in Denver, Colorado. Regis University has three additional campuses in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Thornton, Colorado and the Denver Tech Center, as well as distance learning initiatives.


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