Instructional Assistant Professor of Political Science

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Job Title

Instructional Assistant Professor of Political Science


Texas A&M University - San Antonio


Department of Criminology and Political Science

Proposed Minimum Salary


Job Location

Bryan, Texas

Job Type


Job Description

The Department of Criminology and Political Science seeks applications from qualified candidates for a full-time, nontenure track, instructional assistant professor position beginning in Fall 2024. Candidates with any specialization are welcome to apply; however, those with a specialization in legal studies are preferred. The person hired for this position will teach upper-division courses as well as advise and assist with recruiting students at Texas A&M RELLIS located in Bryan, TX. The base teaching load for this position at A&M-SA is 4/4. Summer teaching assignments may be available but are not guaranteed.

Required Education and Experience:

  • A Ph.D. by the time of appointment in Political Science or a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution.

  • A demonstrated specialization in Political Science.

  • University teaching experience.

In a letter of interest that 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.

  • Experience with student advising and recruitment

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

Texas A&M University–San Antonio: A&M-SA is a comprehensive university with over 7,000 students (Fall 2023) enrolled in undergraduate programs and graduate programs. The successful candidate will join this rapidly growing Hispanic-Serving Institution.

Part of the statewide Texas A&M University System, A&M-SA is located on 694 acres in south San Antonio. Self-reported demographic data indicate that 41% of students are the first generation in their family to attend college, 73% are Hispanic, and 63% are women. The faculty and staff are working to implement data-driven and high-impact practices in teaching and learning that lead to student persistence and college completion. It seeks faculty who are committed to this vision, is willing to innovate and experiment, and create a national model for student success.

Application Process:

Applications are accepted only through the online job portal at:

Applicants must complete online,

(1) the application/Faculty Form, and upload

(2) the letter of interest, and

(3) a curriculum vita.

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

Review of applications will begin February 15, 2024. 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;

Texas A&M University-San Antonio

Department of Social Sciences

One University Way, CAB 348

San Antonio, Texas 78224

Please direct any questions to Durant Frantzen, Chair of the Department of Criminology and Political Science.

The university is committed to inclusive excellence and invites applications from all qualified applicants. A&M-SA is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

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

Summary of Employee Benefits:

Texas A&M University-San Antonio values community engagement and encourages applicants who are committed to advancing the well-being and prosperity of our communities.

Please ensure that all required documents are uploaded prior to submitting the application. Once the application is submitted, no changes or revisions can be made. If you have issues with adding documents to your application, 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.


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


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 for questions about the accreditation of A&M-SA.

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