Teaching Instructor, Teaching Assistant Professor, Teaching Associate Professor, Teaching Professor

East Carolina University
Closing date
Oct 21, 2021

Job Details

Job Title:

Teaching Instructor, Teaching Assistant Professor, Teaching Associate Professor, Teaching Professor

Position Number :


Vacancy Open to :

All Candidates

Department :

AAH Political Science

Department Homepage :


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Division :

Academic Affairs

Classification Title :

Teaching Instructor, Teaching Assistant Professor, Teaching Associate Professor, Teaching Professor

Working Title :

Teaching Instructor, Teaching Assistant Professor, Teaching Associate Professor, Teaching Professor

Number of Vacancies :


Full Time Equivalent (FTE) :


Full Time or Part Time :

Part Time

Salary Range:

Commensurate with Qualifications

Position Location (City) :


Position Type:

Faculty (Teaching)

Job Category :

Faculty (Teaching)

Primary Function of Organizational Unit :

The Department of Political Science is one of sixteen departments in the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences at Each Carolina University. The Department is composed of 14 full-time faculty. It offers BS and BA degrees in political science and minors in public administration, comparative politics/international relations, leadership studies, and security studies at the undergraduate level. It is also home to the multidisciplinary studies majors in security studies and international studies. At the graduate level, it offers a NASPAA-accredited Master of Public Administration degree, a Master of Science in Security Studies and certificates in public management and security studies. It emphasizes excellent teaching, quality research, and a tradition of service to the community, the university, and the discipline. More information about the department can be found at its home page: https://politicalscience.ecu.edu/ and the public administration program at: https://publicadministration.ecu.edu/
East Carolina University is located in Greenville, North Carolina, a rapidly growing city of approximately 90,000. Greenville is located about 80 miles east of Raleigh and is within a short drive to the Outer Banks and other Atlantic Ocean beaches. In 2012, Greenville was ranked in the top ten of Forbes Magazine’s “Best Small Places for Business and Careers.” Greenville is known as the health, entertainment and educational hub of eastern North Carolina.

Job Duties :

The Department is seeking applications for part-time, fixed-term faculty positions (.90 FTE or less) as Teaching Instructor, Teaching Assistant Professor, Teaching Associate Professor, or Teaching Professor for one or more semesters during the upcoming 2021-2022 academic year. Classes for which instructors are needed are both face-to-face and distance education and at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The classes are in the fields of political science, international studies, public administration, comparative politics and security studies.

Contingent upon available funding.

Minimum Education/Experience :

Acceptable qualifications include a Master’s degree in the teaching discipline for undergraduate courses; terminal degree in the teaching discipline for graduate courses; or alternate professional competencies and achievements such as related graduate education, related professional certifications, related work experience, honors or awards. All education must be documented from an appropriately accredited institution or certified as equivalent to required accredited education.

License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation :


Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education :

Experience teaching Political Science, Public Administration, Security Studies, International Studies or Leadership Studies is preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicant :

Applicants must complete a candidate profile. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae/resume, a list of at least two references with contact information, and a cover letter as part of their online application. Official transcript(s) and two to three current original signed letters of reference are required prior to employment. Please be aware that if selected as a candidate of choice, an automatic e-mail will be sent to the individuals listed by the applicant in the References section within the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system. Letters of reference that are submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system will be verified and considered towards meeting this requirement. For letters of reference that are not submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system, original signed letters will be required prior to employment.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full time basis.

To apply, complete a candidate profile and submit a cover letter of interest and curriculum vitae online at www.jobs.ecu.edu. Questions can be addressed to Dr. Alethia Cook, Chair, Department of Political Science ([email protected]).

Additional Instructions to Applicant:

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

Job Open Date :


Open Until Filled:


Initial Screening Begins :


Rank Level:

Not Applicable

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East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department of Human Resources at (252) 737-1018 (Voice/TTY) or [email protected].

Eligibility for Employment :

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. If highest degree earned is from an institution outside of the U.S. and its territories, final candidates are required to have their degree validated as equivalent to the degree conferred by a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S.

Office of Human Resources Contact Information :

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (252) 328-9847 or toll free at 1-866-489-1740 or send an email to [email protected] Our office is available to provide assistance Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00 EST.


ECU offers a challenging academic environment and an energetic campus life. We are committed to excellence through a talented and diverse faculty and staff. One of the perks of working at ECU is that you can take up to 9 credit hours of classes per year at no cost to you. There is also a textbook loan program in place available to permanent ECU staff and faculty, or their eligible dependent children or spouse. ECU also offers excellent benefits, including health care and retirement plans, and generous leave time.

Scholarship. Discovery. Service. Leadership.

Here, those values are more than just buzzwords. They indicate the wealth of opportunity that ECU students experience while engaging in the rigorous pursuit of knowledge. They define the many ways in which students innovate and forge new paths. They encompass the life lessons our students learn while serving others and improving communities. They emphasize the encouragement our students receive to stand up and lead the way into a brighter tomorrow. http://www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/admissions/whyecu.cfm

To be a national model for student success, public service and regional transformation, East Carolina University:

  • Uses innovative learning strategies and delivery methods to maximize access;
  • Prepares students with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society;
  • Develops tomorrow's leaders to serve and inspire positive change;
  • Discovers new knowledge and innovations to support a thriving future for eastern North Carolina and beyond;
  • Transforms health care, promotes wellness, and reduces health disparities; and
  • Improves quality of life through cultural enrichment, academics, the arts, and athletics.


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