Political Science Adjunct Instructor

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Welcome to the University of North Texas System, or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education.
Over the past decade, combined UNTS enrollment has grown by more than 25 percent to nearly 44,000 students. UNT System institutions award more than 11,000 degrees each year – including the largest number of master’s and doctoral degrees in the DFW region. As DFW’s university system, UNT World offers a wide range of degree programs and academic initiatives across our campuses. With more than 300 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs, as well as convenient campus locations and teaching centers located throughout North Texas, our system provides a wide array of opportunities.

Posting TitlePolitical Science Adjunct InstructorArea of SpecialtyDepartmentDAL-Social Sciences-514180Job LocationDallasFull Time/Part TimePart-TimeSalary InformationSalary Commensurate with ExperienceDepartment Summary

The University of North Texas at Dallas invites applications for the position of Political Science Adjunct Instructor for the Fall 2020 and/or Spring 2021 academic semesters.

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/learning 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.

Position Summary

Adjunct faculty members will be required to use texts and meet certain content parameters set by the Political Science Program. 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]

Minimum Qualifications
  • A Master’s degree in Political Science, with at least 18 graduate hours in Political Science.
  • Outstanding experience in teaching core Government and Political Science courses and lower-level political science courses (face-to-face and online).
Preferred Qualifications
  • Ph.D. 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.
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The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Physical RequirementsCarrying, Cleaning, Kneeling, Lifting up to 10 pounds, Pulling , Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Squatting, Stooping, Bending, Standing, Twisting, Walking, Writing, Grasp, Talk or HearPosting NumberA128PPosition End Date (if temporary)Special Instructions to Applicants

This posting solicits candidates for an adjunct pool for political science courses for the next academic year. Our current needs for the 2020 fall semester will give preference to candidates who can teach 80-minute common core cohort courses sections from a Canvas course shell. Preference will be given to adjunct instructor candidates who express a willingness to provide flexible formats of instruction and can commit to providing full presentation, video, and audio material via Canvas.

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.

Quicklink for Postinghttp://jobs.untsystem.edu/postings/37221Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Master's degree in Political Science, with at least 18 graduate hours in Political Science?
    • Yes
    • No
Documents Needed to ApplyRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts
  4. Curriculum Vitae
  5. List of Names and Contact Information for 3 references
Optional Documents




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    Posted: 5/22/2020
    Application Due: 11/22/2020
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