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Lecturer in Political Science

Employer
Texas A&M University-San Antonio
Location
San Antonio TAMUSA
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Job Details

Job location: San Antonio TAMUSA


Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-10-30
Req: R-043444
Job Title

Lecturer in Political Science

Agency

Texas A&M University - San Antonio

Department

Department Of Social Sciences

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

San Antonio, Texas

Job Type

Faculty

Job Description

The Department of Social Sciences includes programs in Criminology & Criminal Justice, Political Science, & Sociology and is housed in the College of Arts & Sciences. The Political Science program includes eight full-time faculty and serves approximately 80 undergraduate majors. The department has a strong commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and multicultural competence in an educational environment.

We invite applications for a Lecturer specializing in legal studies or public administration to begin in August 2022. The position is non-tenure track but offers the potential of reappointment and promotion to Senior Lecturer. This position is designed for instructors who prioritize good pedagogy and student mentoring. The normal teaching load is four courses per semester. The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to teach Federal and/or Texas government as well as courses in a specialization area. In addition to teaching, the position entails service responsibilities that may include service to the program, department, university or community.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Ph.D. in Political Science or a closely related field.

  • ABD’s near completion will also be considered.

  • One year teaching experience in a university setting is required.

  • Demonstrated specialization in Political Science or a related sub-field.

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • PhD in Political Science or closely related field.

  • Expertise in legal studies or public administration is preferred, along with a record of excellence in teaching.

  • A highly qualified candidate will demonstrate dedication to student-centered learning and principles of diversity, inclusion, and social justice. 

In a letter of interest which explains your teaching philosophy and experience, please also speak to the following topics:

  • Experience and/or interest in student success.

  • Experience with innovative modes of instruction.

  • Commitment to working with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff, and community members.

Application Process:

Applications are accepted only through the online job portal noted below and must include following documentation:

  • Application/Faculty Form

  • Upload the letter of interest

  • Curriculum vitae

If assistance is required, please contact an HR representative at 210-784-2058.

The priority date for applications is December 1, 2021. The position is open until filled.

Finalists must request at least three current letters of recommendation to be sent directly by the author to the Search Committee Chair, via USPS or email delivery. If selected, finalists must pass a pre-employment background investigation to be hired.

Official transcripts must be on file with the Office of the Provost, and sent directly from each degree-granting institution to Texas A&M University-San Antonio at the address listed below. We cannot accept transcripts issued directly to the candidate. If transcripts are from an international institution, it is the responsibility of the prospective faculty member to have the transcripts translated and evaluated by an approved credential evaluator (e.g., AACRAO; http://www.aacrao.org/credential/index.htm).

Texas A&M University-San Antonio

Department of Social Sciences

ATTN: Nettie Deluna

One University Way, Ste. 435

San Antonio, Texas 78224

Please direct any questions to Nettie Deluna, Administrative Assistant-Social Sciences, at Nettie.Deluna@tamusa.edu.

For detailed instructions on how to apply for any position on our website, please use the following link:

http://www.tamusa.edu/humanresources/job-opportunities/index.html

Summary of Employee Benefits

https://www.tamusa.edu/documents/hr/summary-of-employees-benefits-2020.pdf

Please ensure that all required documents are uploaded prior to submitting the application. Once application is submitted, no changes or revisions can be made.

In compliance with ADA, if accommodations are needed for the application process, please contact HR at (210) 784-2058.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Organization

TAMUSA pic1Texas A&M University-San Antonio (A&M-SA) is a contemporary university that reflects the diverse and heritage-rich community it serves. Founded as the first upper-division institution of higher education in South San Antonio in 2009, A&M-SA today is a comprehensive four-year university offering high-quality, affordable education.

From fall 2008 to fall 2017, enrollment has grown 340 percent. The University currently serves nearly 6,500 students and has graduated more than 8,000 alumni. The student body is 60 percent female and 72 percent Hispanic. Approximately 77 percent of students are the first in their family to attend college.

TAMUSA pic3Since becoming president of A&M-SA in 2015, Dr. Cynthia Teniente-Matson has forged an audacious strategic plan for the University to fulfill its mission and bring to life its core values while achieving several important goals, including becoming a national model for student and academic success.

Through the University’s 26 undergraduate degrees and 13 graduate degrees, students can pursue a wide variety of in-demand fields, such as education, business, information technology and cyber security, criminology and biology. A&M-SA equips students with the knowledge, marketable skills and high-impact educational experiences that prepare them for rewarding careers, responsible global citizenship and lifelong learning.

With unprecedented enrollment growth, small classes, flexible schedules and in-demand degrees, A&M-SA is making the dream of higher education a reality for students in the San Antonio community and beyond.TAMUSA pic2

Fast Facts:

  • A&M-SA offers the lowest undergraduate tuition among four-year universities in San Antonio: $8,216 average cost per year (tuition and fees for spring and fall semesters for 15 credit hours/semester)
  • A&M-SA is a Military EmbracingTM university; 1 in 6 of our students is military connected (veterans, active-duty, spouses or dependents)
  • The National Security Agency (NSA) designated A&M-SA as a National Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) through the year 2022. This prestigious designation puts the University among a select group of institutions nationwide meeting rigorous federal standards.
  • 20:1 student to teacher ratio

Accreditation

Texas A&M University-San Antonio (A&M-SA) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and master’s degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, call 404-679-4500 or visit http://www.sacscoc.org for questions about the accreditation of A&M-SA.

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