Political Science Adjunct Instructor

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Requisition Number FAC - 201000000260
Job Title Political Science Adjunct Instructor
Job Description
The University of North Texas at Dallas invites applications for the position of Political Science Adjunct Instructor.

This posting solicits candidates for an adjunct pool for political science courses for the next academic year. Our current needs for the 2018 fall semester will give preference to several candidates who can teach 80-minute common core cohort courses sections beginning at 10 am, 11:30 am and 1 pm. During other semesters, cohort classes may be set at 8:30 am and 2:30 pm as well. Instructors in these core courses will also be required to attend two meetings per month to discuss student performance issues in the core cohorts.

We teach the core government courses (PSCI 1040 and 1050) in a configuration that allows students to compare and contrast Texas and United States constitutional context, constitutions and government. While we welcome applications from scholars and instructors who have taught only US government, we will favor candidates who have also taught Texas government. We will provide model course outlines and presentations to successful candidates to help them adapt to our formats.

Because UNT Dallas is rapidly expanding its enrollment and course offerings in political science, we invite and encourage adjunct teaching candidates to state in their cover letter professional or job-related experience in political science fields. We also invite adjunct candidates to designate upper level courses they could teach or develop.

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 Science 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 [email protected]

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.

The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Minimum Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess the following required qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications
The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:
  • PhD in Political Science or Government with significant experience in higher education.
  • Knowledge of both U.S. and Texas government.
  • 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. The instructor 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
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 http://unt-dallas.peopleadmin.com/.

For additional information visit http://unt-dallas.peopleadmin.com or contact Dr. Walt Borges at [email protected] Statements of teaching interests and teaching philosophy may also be requested from applicants.

Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the search is closed.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Texas Workforce Commission
    • HigherEd Jobs
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Linked In
    • Indeed
    • Professional Diversity Network
    • Company Website
    • Job Fair
    • Current Employee
    • Other (Specify Below)
  2. Please specify source from above
    (Open Ended Question)
  3. * Do you have a Master's degree or higher in Political Science with at least 18 graduate hours in Political Science, and outstanding experience in teaching core Government and Political Science courses and lower level political science courses?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. References
  4. Graduate transcript
Optional Documents
  1. Veteran Preference (DD-214)





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Posted: 1/6/2019
Application Due: 3/7/2019
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