* Will you have a Ph.D. in hand by the date of appointment oran advanced ABD by the date of the appointment?YesNo Posting Open Date05/29/2020 RankAssistant/Associate Professor Duties and Responsibilities The selected candidate will be primarily responsible for teachingprogram curriculum in the area of Prelaw/Legal Studies, as well asupdating the program by creating new courses. In addition, theposition includes a responsibility to teach various courses in thelarger area of Political Science. The Faculty contractual dutiesinclude, but are not limited to conducting scholarly activities inhis/her particular field; developing and supervising interns andfield experiences in the judicial field; developing classroomsimulations such as Moot Court & Mock Trials; directing studentresearch, field projects, professional papers, and theses;demonstrating proficiency in various modes of distance education;advising discipline majors/minors, and performing other relatedduties as required. The successful candidate must have a strong academic background,which includes teaching law-related courses at the universitylevel; experience in teaching legal reasoning, written and oralarguments, and formal logic; an ability to do scholarly researchand proof of that ability with Peer-reviewed scholarlypublications. Classification TitleTenure Track The ideal candidate will have strengths in one or more of thefollowing areas: Tribal Governance/Law, Constitutional Law, TortLaw, Environmental & Natural Resources Law, or Civil RightsLaw. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?Public Job PostingInternal Job PostingAgency ReferralAdvertisement/PublicationPersonal ReferralWebsiteOther Documents Needed To ApplyRequired DocumentsCover Letter/ Letter of InterestCurriculum VitaeUnofficial Transcripts Conferring Required DegreeEvidence of Teaching and Research ExcellenceLetter(s) of RecommendationOptional DocumentsList of Three Professional References with Name, Address andE-Mail What is your Philosophy for serving students?(Open Ended Question)Please describe the attributes that will make you a strongcandidate for this position(Open Ended Question)Briefly list your area(s) of research or teachingexpertise.(Open Ended Question) Minimum Qualifications Posting Close Date Special Instructions to Applicants Open Until FilledYes Posting NumberF180P Work LocationLas Vegas, NM Campus Quick Linkhttps://nmhu.peopleadmin.com/postings/5741 Assistant/Associate Professor of Political Science or LegalStudies. The Department of History & Political Science offers aB.A. in Political Science with a concentration in Prelaw/LegalStudies and Liberal Arts, and a M.A. graduate program with aconcentration in Political & Governmental Processes. TheDepartment invites applicants passionate about teaching, research,and service to fill a nine-month, tenure-track Assistant/AssociateProfessor position beginning in Spring 2021. Posting Details Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). A complete application will include: 1) Letter of interestdescribing teaching, research and service, 2) University employmentapplication, 3) Curriculum Vitae, 4) Official copies of advanceddegree transcript, 5) Three letters of recommendation, and 6)official teaching evaluations for the previous academic year. Formore information please contact Dr. Elaine Rodriquez, [email protected] For disabled access or services, call (505)454-3224. International applicants must be in legal status to workin the United States. NMHU is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Position Summary Job TitleAssistant/Associate Professor of Political Science or LegalStudies Preferred Qualifications A Ph.D. in Political Science or Legal Studies. Advanced ABD’swithin six months of completion of all Ph.D. requirements will beconsidered.
High streets have been hit hardest by March’s cold weather as footfall declined 7% in comparison to last year’s figure, it has been revealed. The British Retail Consortium (BRC) and Springboard’s Footfall Monitor highlighted a 5.2% drop in overall retail footfall last month, compared to March 2012, while out-of-town locations and shopping centres also saw a decline in figures of 4.2% and 2.4% respectively.Helen Dickinson, director general of the BRC, said: “The prolonged cold was the main culprit for deterring shoppers, especially compared against the far milder March of 2012. Although footfall did pick up around the Easter weekend, it couldn’t fully compensate for a weak showing across the month as a whole.“High streets were hit the hardest by the cold snap, as many of us favoured shopping under shelter rather than braving the elements. In February, high streets had been the stand-out performer, but March saw footfall growth slumping back to subzero territory – high streets’ worst result since July 2012.”Diane Wehrle, retail insights director at Springboard, said: “Despite high streets seeing a strong performance in February, predictably the bad weather, plus the Budget and media attention given to the reform to the benefit system have hit consumer confidence.“High street footfall dropped, with just one in five towns recording positive results. Moreover, the average increase among towns in which footfall did increase was just 6.9% compared with an average decline of 11.4% amongst those high streets whose footfall fell from March last year.”She added that the final week of the month yielded some positive results, as retail park footfall rose 7.9% against the previous week, attributing it to shoppers taking advantage of the long Easter Bank Holiday to visit DIY out-of-town outlets.
Unions and employee representatives are at loggerheads with Holland Casino, claiming the company wants to liquidate its pension scheme and transfer accrual to a general pension fund (APF) without consulting them.The parties will meet in court soon over the issue, and the unions have said they were considering industrial action.State-owned Holland Casino, which runs 14 casinos across the Netherlands, wants to transfer new pension accrual for its almost 3,000 staff to the general pension fund Stap, run by Aegon and its subsidiary TKP.The €1.5bn pension fund, for its turn, had also decided to transfer the existing pension rights of its 8,000 active participants, deferred members, and pensioners. A letter, seen by IPE’s sister publication Pensioen Pro, suggested that the contract had already been signed.Bob Bolte, trustee at the Dutch trade union confederation FNV, argued that the employer had failed its legal requirement to consult the union.This view was echoed by the company’s works council (OR), an employee representative body. The OR said it also had the right of approval for such a decision.Responding to questions from Pensioen Pro, Holland Casino said that the switch to a new provider would have no effect on pension arrangements.It explained that the pension plan would remain unchanged and that the participants would be placed in a dedicated ring-fenced compartment at the APF.Ed Roijers, director for human resources at Holland Casino and also a board member at the pension fund, claimed that the unions and OR only had a say about the pension plan itself.FNV’s Bolte contended that Holland Casino was in too much of a hurry to complete the switch and had insuffiently addressed questions.“We want to see a survey showing that an APF is the best solution relative to, for example, joining an industry-wide pension fund,” Bolte said. He added that other APFs should also have been asked for a tender.The FNV also wanted a fall-back option in case an APF turned out to be a disappointing solution.Huug Brinkers, trustee at union De Unie, said he wanted answers about the selection process, governance, and costs. He said irreversible steps had been taken, despite his explicit request against them.Brinkers said that De Unie had asked supervisor De Nederlandsche Bank to consider the case before it approved the value transfer.In a letter to the pension fund’s participants, the employer explained that it considered the scheme too small to continue independently, citing “ever more complex legislation, strict supervision, [and] strong expertise requirements, as well as increasing costs of pensions administration”.In its opinion, joining APF Stap offered the best perspective for a future-proof pension plan. The pension fund said that postponing its decision would not be beneficial.Willem Kooijman, the scheme’s chairman, declined to elaborate on the issue.The scheme’s funding stood at 105.5% at February-end.