Lecturer of Political Science
Requisition Number: 201800033F
Department: Dept of Political Science
Experience Requirement: One year of part-time or full-time teaching experience at the community college or university level; experience and/or willingness to teach online courses.
Usual Duties: The Department of Political Science at Sam Houston State University invites applications for a one-year renewable, full-time, non-tenure-track faculty member at the rank of lecturer beginning fall 2018. The successful candidate will teach online and face-to-face courses in Texas Government and American Government. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience teaching online and who can also teach an upper-level course in their field of specialization. The Department also welcomes political science scholars from any field of specialization to apply. The teaching load for the position is four courses in both the fall and spring semesters. Summer courses are not included in the teaching load.
Degree Requirements: Applicants must have a M.A. or PhD in political science in-hand at time of hire from an accredited university or institution of higher-education. Preference will be given to applicants with a PhD. Applicants must also demonstrate that they have completed graduate coursework in their area of specialization.
Other Requirements for the Position: * Cover Letter * Current CV * Graduate transcripts * Two letters of recommendation from supervisors who are familiar with the applicant's teaching abilities and who have worked with the applicant in the past two years * Recent student teaching evaluations covering the last two semesters of teaching, if available * Teaching statement * Sample syllabus for an introductory American or Texas government course * Diversity statement discussing how the applicant would engage a diverse student population such as Sam Houston State University that meets the College of Humanities and Social Sciences core goals: "The College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Sam Houston State University is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the academic community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The college welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community."