Adjunct Instructor in Political Science

UNT Dallas
Dallas, TX
Jun 09, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Requisition Number FAC - 201000000201
Job Title Adjunct Instructor in Political Science
Job Description
The University of North Texas at Dallas invites applications for the position of Political Science Instructor
The number of vacancies is dependent on student enrollment, division needs, and dean approval. Your application cannot be considered until all required documents have been received.

Adjunct instructors plan classes and implement and evaluate teaching/leaming objectives and student learning outcomes. An adjunct instructor undertakes the divisional and professional responsibilities of a part-time faculty member, including office hours. The successful applicant will be expected to provide instruction in a full range of undergraduate Political Science courses within UNT Dallas's Political Sceince major, including the core sequence of PSCI 1040 and 1050. (These courses are designated Government 2301 and Government 2302 in the common course numbering system.) There is also an opportunity for teaching upper-level courses.

Adjunct faculty members will be required to use texts and meet certain content parameters set by the Department of Social Sciences. Adjunct instructors also will be required to include in their courses certain student assessment measures determined by the department, and to compile data on those assessment criteria. Additional information about course design, assessment criteria and texts can be obtained from Dr. Walt Borges at

For more information about the university, go to:
Founded in 2000, UNT Dallas has grown from 230 students to 2300 students and is projected to reach 16,000 by 2030. UNT Dallas currently offers a full range of courses leading to undergraduate degrees, and graduate courses leading to master's degrees. UNT Dallas, already among the most diverse universities in the nation, accepted its first freshman class in fall 2010. For more information about the university, go to:

Minimum Qualifications
• A Master's degree in Political Science, Government, Politics, Public Affairs or Public Administration with at least 18 graduate hours in Political Science or Government, and outstanding experience in teaching core Government and Political Science courses and lower level political science courses.

Preferred Qualifications
• PhD in Political Science, Government, Politics, Public Affairs or Public Administration with significant experience in higher education;
• Successful experience teaching adults in a post-secondary institution;
• Excellent communication skills in multicultural settings.

Physical requirements necessary to perform essential job functions
Work is primarily sedentary. Sits comfortably to do the work; however, there may be some walking, standing, bending, or lifting items weighing up to 15 pounds.

Driving University Vehicle? No
Work Schedule

As required to meet the academic schedule.

Substitution of Experience/Education No
Start Date
Ending Date (if temporary)
Special Instructions to Applicants
Special Instructions to Applicants: Submit a professional CV; letter of application outlining
the applicant's interest, qualifications and experience for the position; contact information for three
professional references; and unofficial graduate transcripts to For
additional information visit or contact Dr. Walt Borges at Statements of teaching interests and teaching philosophy may also be requested from applicants.

Posting Specific Questions

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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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  3. * How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
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  4. * Do you hold a masters or doctoral degree in political science, government, politics, public affairs or public administration?
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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. References
  4. Graduate transcript
Optional Documents
  1. Undergraduate Transcript
  2. Veteran Preference (DD-214)
  3. Post graduate transcript