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Instructor of Political Science

Albany State University
Albany State Rec. Location

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Job Title: Instructor of Political Science
Location: Albany State Rec. Location
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Job ID: 262545
About Us

Albany State University is a fully accredited senior unit of the University System of Georgia. Employees receive benefits provided by the University System of Georgia, including, but not limited to, medical and major medical insurance, group life insurance, participation in the Georgia Teachers' Retirement System, Optional Retirement Plan (Faculty and exempt employees only), Social Security and Tuition Assistance Program after six months of employment.


Our West Campus is located at 2400 Gillionville Road, Albany, GA 31707. Our East Campus is located at 504 College Drive, Albany, GA 31705. The Human Resources office for both campuses is located on the West Campus in Building K, Suite 111.

Job Summary

The Department of Social Sciences at Albany State University is seeking applicants to fill two non-tenure-track Instructor of Political Science positions. These positions will start in January 2024. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and advisement, service to the university, and scholarship. Responsibilities include teaching both introductory and advanced level courses, in face-to-face and online environments. All faculty will teach 30 credit hours on an annual ten-month contract with benefits, and will conduct academic research, perform other duties such as committee work and student mentoring.

    Faculty will perform responsibilities as outlined in the faculty job description and in accordance with Albany State University and the University System of Georgia requirements.Provide course instruction that aligns with Albany State¿s mission and strategic goals.Design and deliver instruction through the development of instructional plans to meet course outcomes, the development of activities that support lesson objectives, and for online courses, deliver the instruction as approved within each course shell.Use technology in and beyond the classroom to support students¿ learning and success.Engage in student mentoring; guiding students through academic program, as well as providing instrumental assistance with post graduate endeavors.Facilitate growth within the academic unitActively participate in student and program recruitmentActively participate in service to the department, academic program, college and university.Engage in scholarship and research, as customary for the program.Other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications

A master¿s degree in Political Science, Government, International Relations, or Public Administration is required. The ideal candidate will teach multiple sections of American Government, and Current World Problems.

A minimum of two years teaching experience is preferred, but consideration will be given to exceptional candidates just beginning their teaching careers and/or with fewer years experience.

Preferred Qualifications

A Ph.D. is desired, but not required. Candidates with a Ph.D. in Political Science, or Government are expected to teach a broad range of lower and upper division courses

Proposed Salary

Salary range is from $37,500 to $50,000.

Contact Information

For more information or questions about a job posting, please contact the Office of Human Recourses at (229) 500-2026, or by email at For technical support, please call OneUSG Connect Support at (877) 251.2644, or by email at

Equal Employment Opportunity

Albany State University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. It is the policy our institution to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnical 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, AREA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50). Albany State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy please contact the Albany State University Office of Human Resources at (229) 500-2026. Individuals requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact the Disability Resource Center at 229-500-3442.


Albany State University is a four-year institution in southwest Georgia offering undergraduate and graduate liberal arts and professional degree programs, and a wide range of outreach programs to the community. Albany State University is located in Albany, a progressive city of 100,000, on a 206-acre campus featuring impressive new buildings. The school has gained a reputation as the "Unsinkable Albany State" after surviving two major floods.albany_state_university1.jpg

Both traditional and non-traditional students make up the more than 4,000 students who attend Albany State. They come primarily from southwest and middle Georgia, Atlanta, other states in the U.S., and several foreign countries. The average student age is 24 and about 40 percent of the students live in on-campus housing.

Albany State offers more than 30 undergraduate degree programs, of which the most popular majors are biology, criminal justice, computer science, middle-grades education, business administration and nursing. The University offers six advanced degrees: the master of science in criminal justice, master of public administration, master of business administration, master of science in nursing, master of education in 11 majors, and an education specialist degree. The university also offers the Board of Regents' engineering transfer program and the dual degree program in engineering with Georgia Tech.


Students at Albany State stay busy after class by participating in 59 clubs and organizations including bands, choirs, religious groups, honor societies, several major Greek and honor sororities and fraternities, and ROTC. An NCAA Division II school, Albany State's intercollegiate sports include men's football, basketball, baseball, track and field, cross-country and women's basketball, volleyball, cross-country and track and field.

A historically black institution, Albany State was founded in 1903 as the Albany Bible and Manual Training Institute and supported by private religious organizations. It remained privately supported through 1917, when it began to receive state support and became the Georgia Normal and Agricultural College. It continued to grow and in 1932, when the Board of Regents was established, it became part of the University System of Georgia. The mission was expanded in 1943, and it became a four-year college and assumed the name Albany State College. In 1981 the college offered its first graduate program and in 1996 its name was changed to Albany State University.



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