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Part Time Instructor - Department of Political Science

Middle Georgia State University
Middle GA State University

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Job Title: Part Time Instructor - Department of Political Science
Location: Middle GA State University
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Job ID: 240725
About Us

Middle Georgia State University (MGA), a multi-campus, baccalaureate and graduate degree granting public institution, is the most affordable public state university in Georgia. MGA has five campuses-Macon, Cochran, Dublin, Eastman, and Warner Robins, all located in central Georgia-and global outreach through its fully-online campus. Its enrollment of 8,000 students is largely comprised of students from most of Georgia's 159 counties. The University has six academic schools, including Georgia's flagship aviation university, that support its mission to educate and graduate inspired, lifelong learners whose scholarship and careers enhance the state.

Department Information

The Department of Political Science is one of three departments housed in the School of Education and Behavioral Sciences. We offer a recently-established bachelor’s degree in political science, as well as minors and certificates in areas such as African & African Diaspora Studies, environmental policy studies, European Union Studies, global studies, political science, and pre-law. The department also supports the general education program of the university by offering the required course in American government and other social science electives.

Job Summary

The School of Education and Behavioral Sciences at Middle Georgia State University is seeking candidates for part-time instructors of political science, to teach online or in person at one (or more) of the Cochran, Dublin, Macon, and/or Warner Robins campuses.


Teach lower and upper-level coursework with in general education and the political science bachelor’s program, including primarily sections of the introductory American government course (POLS 1101). Teaching responsibilities may include online, hybrid, and/or face-to-face day and/or evening classes.

Required Qualifications

Minimum of a master’s degree in political science or related field and at least 18 graduate semester hours in political science or a subfield thereof.

Required Documents to Attach
  1. Letter of interest including teaching philosophy
  2. A statement of availability discussing which campus(es) you are available to teach on and when
  3. Curriculum vitae
  4. Unofficial Academic Transcripts (undergraduate and graduate)
  5. Names and contact information for at least two references.
USG Core Values

The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning as well as the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy and can be found on-line at

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found on-line at

Equal Employment Opportunity

Middle Georgia State University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity. It is the policy of the Middle Georgia State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, ADEA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50).

For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy, please contact the Middle Georgia State University Office of Human Resources at 478.471.2010. Individuals requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact Human Resources.

Other Information

For more information, contact Dr. Christopher Lawrence, Chair, Department of Political Science at

Middle Georgia State University is committed to four core values in what we do and represent: CORE VALUES: Stewardship - Engagement - Adaptability - Learning

Background Check

Employment offer is contingent upon completing a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your employment eligibility with MGA, as determined by MGA in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application material and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check.


One of 31 institutions in the University System of Georgia, Middle Georgia State was created in 2013 by the con­solidation of Macon State College and Middle Georgia College.

Middle Georgia State College strives to offer bachelor’s degrees that enhance the educational, economic, and cultural lives of Middle Georgians. Additionally, the college offers a wide array of associate’s degrees that meet the educational interests of traditional and non-traditional students in the region. With low tuition, robust financial aid, a commitment to the success of each student and a vibrant residence life program on three of our five campuses, Middle Georgia State promises an affordable, challenging, and rewarding college experience leading to degrees of proven quality. Our success is measured best by the accomplishments of our graduates in their chosen professions, as well as by the contributions they make to their communities.


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