Political Science Adjunct Instructor

Description of Position
The Political Science department at Contra Costa College is seeking adjunct faculty/part-time instructor(s) to teach introductory political science courses. The assignment will include teaching an American Politics course but may also include any of the political science classes listed in the Contra Costa 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 Catalog, as well as the Catalog Addendum.

We value diversity and are particularly interested in hiring instructors who have had experience teaching state politics and/or local politics at either a two or four-year college. This position may also include teaching early morning, evening, and/or intensive summer session hours.

Instructors duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Advancing student learning through dedicated, exemplary instruction in accordance with established course outlines
• Preparing lecture, assignments and exams
• Grading class assignments and exams and informing students of their academic progress
• Maintaining current knowledge in the subject matter area and effective teaching/learning strategies
• Adhering to appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics
• Submitting attendance and scholastic records punctually according to established deadlines
• Participating in department meetings, activities and program planning/department improvement initiatives

Position Title
Political Science Adjunct Instructor

Contra Costa College

Posting Number

Minimum Qualification-Education/Experience
Master's in political science, government, or international relations


Bachelor's in any of the above


Master's in economics, history, public administration,
social science, sociology, any ethnic studies, JD or

OR the equivalent. (If you do not possess the listed degrees, you must complete the equivalency form provided in the online application.)

Desirable Qualifications
• Community college or four-year college teaching experience in political science
• Experience and interest in teaching introductory politics classes, particularly American Politics (focus on state and local politics) AND preferably either International Relations or Comparative Politics (focus on Latin America; East Asia; or Africa)
• Experience and interest in working with a diverse student population
• Preferably flexible schedule and interest in teaching one or more early morning/late evening courses and/or intensive short courses for summer and/or winter session
• Preferably, experience and/or interest in working with students in student club(s) related to political advocacy, law, and/or community organizing
• Preferably, experience in public administration, elected office, and/or political advocacy

Special Instructions to Applicants
We are creating an applicant pool for future openings.

Open Until Filled

The Contra Costa Community College District does not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, or sexual orientation. This prohibition against unlawful discrimination extends to any person who is perceived to have any of the above characteristics or who is associated with someone who has, or who is perceived to have, any of those characteristics.


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