Lecturer of Political Science (Public Administration & Policy)

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This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Position Title Lecturer of Political Science (Public Administration & Policy) Requisition 201900041F Rank Lecturer FLSA status Exempt Hiring Salary<br /><br /><a href=

Salary commensurate with education and experience.

Position Category Position Type Interim Full Time College College of Humanities and Social Sciences Department Dept of Political Science Quicklink http://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/21849 Refer Applicants To

Contact Name Fatih Demiroz Title

Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
1901 Avenue I
Box 2149
Huntsville, TX 77341-2149

Contact Phone 936-294-4571 Contact Email [email protected] Position Details

Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job

The Department of Political Science at Sam Houston State University invites applications for a one-year renewable, full-time, non-tenure-track faculty position at the rank of lecturer beginning August 2019. The successful candidate will teach online and face-to-face courses in the Political Science Department’s newly established Public Administration/Public Policy minor. The position requires teaching Introduction to Public Policy and one or more of the following policy courses: Environmental Policy, Social Policy and Economic Policy. Applicants who are willing to develop and offer courses in other policy areas are encouraged 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.

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.

Educational Requirements for the Position

Applicants must have a master’s degree in Public Policy or Public Administration or a PhD in public policy, public administration, public affairs, or political science. Preference will be given to candidates who have a PhD. Candidates are expected to have degrees from an accredited university or institution of higher learning and have their degrees in at hand at the time of hire.

Experience Required for the Position Other Requirements for the Position

•Cover Letter
•Current CV
•All 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, including a discussion of online pedagogy
•If available, sample syllabi for relevant courses
•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.

Special Instructions Summary

Please direct your questions regarding this position to Dr. Fatih Demiroz ([email protected]).

Please note: References provided in the References section of the application will receive an automated email reference request at the time the application is submitted.

Open Until Filled Yes EEO Statement

EEO Statement

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code 51.215.

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Candidate Documents Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae (Faculty)
  3. Transcripts
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  5. Diversity & Inclusion Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Teaching Evaluations
  2. Teaching Portfolio




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Posted: 5/15/2019
Application Due: 5/29/2019
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