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Position Number: 00103693
Primary Function of Organization Unit: The Department of Political Science is housed in the School of Public and International Affairs in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at North Carolina State University. It has over 500 majors and offers Bachelor of Arts and Sciences degrees. Majors may also graduate with concentrations in American Politics, International Politics, Law and Justice, and Public Policy (for more information, see http://spia.ncsu.edu/ps ). The School of Public and International Affairs also houses the Department of Public Administration, the Public Safety Leadership Initiative and the Leadership in the Public Sector degree completion program. In addition to the Bachelor's degrees, the School offers a Master's degree in International Studies and Master's and Ph.D degrees in Public Administration (for more information, see http://spia.ncsu.edu ). The College of Humanities and Social Sciences (http://chass.ncsu.edu ), with over 5200 students and 600 faculty members, is one of the largest colleges at North Carolina State University. The class entering Fall 2013 (approximately 400 students) had a mean 4.37 high school GPA and an average 1210 SAT score. The College has ten departments, divisions or schools (Communication, English, Foreign Language and Literatures, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Philosophy and Religious Studies, Psychology, Public and International Affairs, Social Work, Sociology and Anthropology).
Essential Job Duties: The Department of Political Science is accepting applications for a non-tenure track full-time faculty position to teach undergraduate and, possibly, graduate courses in Political Science as well as to serve as the primary instructor of a college-wide orientation course for first year students, beginning in July of 2014. There will be teaching opportunities in the undergraduate Political Science program and possibly in the Masters of International Studies Program during every spring semester. Although the teaching assignment will be equivalent to 12 credit hours, teaching duties may be offset with complementary responsibilities (undergraduate advising, supervision of graduate student research, program development, etc.). Candidates from all subfields in political science are encouraged to apply. This position is shared with the Academic Affairs unit in the College of Humanities and Social Science, and the successful candidate will serve as the primary instructor of a team taught first-year student orientation course during every fall semester. The 2-credit hour college-wide orientation course seeks to provide an inquiry-guided introduction to the intellectual life of the college and its disciplines. The additional duties of the primary instructor involve overseeing graduate teaching assistants assigned to the course and working collaboratively within the Academic Affairs unit to develop instructional materials and assessment measures for the course. The teaching assistant professor position is a renewable three-year, non-tenure-track appointment.
Minimum Education/Experience: Applicant must have a doctorate in political science, public policy or related field at the time of appointment, demonstrate evidence of teaching excellence and indicate an interest in research.
Department Required Skills : n/a
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: Teaching experience at the university level; experience working with students from diverse backgrounds as well as first-year students; a commitment to improving access to higher education for students from underrepresented groups; familiarity with online instruction
Necessary Licenses and Certifications: n/a
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