Instructor, Political Science

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Golden West College


Instructor, Political Science

Job# 13-G-20

Salary: $52,394.00 - $124,911.00 Annually

Deadline: 02/01/19


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Golden West College is currently seeking a full-time tenure track Political Science Instructor commencing with the 2019 fall semester.  The primary teaching assignment involves Political Science.  This assignment also includes curriculum and program development, participation in department, division, college committees, and participatory governance activities assuming leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole; collaboration across disciplines and the leveraging of student support resources; and participation in ongoing professional development.


The assignment may be day, evening, weekend, online or off campus and is subject to change as needed.  The ideal candidate for this position embraces the overall mission of the Coast Community College District, with a clear, focused commitment to supporting teaching and academic excellence, and student learning and success through the work of Political Science.


Examples of Duties: Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. Provide instruction in Political Science in accordance with established course outlines.

2. Provide leadership in the development and revision of Political Science curriculum.

3. Participate in curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation; participate in and develop programs to measure student performance.

4. Maintain current knowledge in the subject matter areas.

5. Maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics.

6. Fulfill the professional responsibilities of a full-time faculty member including, but not limited to the following: teach all scheduled classes unless excused under provisions of Board Policy; follow the department course outlines; keep accurate records of student enrollment, attendance, and progress; submit student grades according to established deadlines; post and maintain scheduled office hours; participate in departmental meetings and college and/or district-wide activities and committees as assigned.

7. Assignment may include day, evening, weekend, and online sections.


Qualifications and Physical Demands



1. Must meet one of the following qualifications under (a) through (d): 

• Possess the California Community College Teaching Credential for this subject area. 

• Possess a Master's degree from an accredited institution in political science, government, or international relations.

• Possess a Bachelor's in any of the above AND Master's economics, history, public administration, social science, sociology, any ethnic studies, JD or LL.B.

• OR, possess a combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent to the above.  Candidates making an application on the basis of equivalency must submit an Application for Equivalency in addition to all other required materials. 

2. Demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

3. Ability to contribute to campus and district-wide professional responsibilities and activities.

4. Ability to complement existing staff, student and community demographics in terms of professional and personal skills.

Desirable Qualifications:

Educational and/or instructional preparation in Political Science.

• A minimum of 2 years of recent experience teaching Political Science at the post-secondary level.

• Evidence of student success in teaching the introductory American Government course and at least two additional lower division Political Science courses.

• Desire and demonstrated ability to teach large lecture and online courses.

• Desire and demonstrated ability to develop and/or revise course and program curriculum.

• Evidence of promoting student engagement through participation in political and/or social movements, campus clubs, etc.

• Evidence of an ability to adapt teaching pedagogy to the knowledge level (developmental through transfer) and diverse background and experiences of each individual and class.

• Evidence of an ability to evaluate and respond to an assessment of student learning.

• Desire and demonstrated ability to participate actively in department, division, and college committees and in the shared governance of Coast Community College District.

• Evidence of an ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

• Ability to work with computers, and use the Internet and interactive technologies to engage students in on-campus and online courses (where academically appropriate); and intrinsic motivation and ability to develop and teach online courses.






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Posted: 12/14/2018
Application Due: 2/1/2019
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Salary: $52,394.00 - $124,911.00 Annually