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Political Science Instructor

Job Vacancy Notice: 6/13/2014
Application Deadline: by 4:00pm CST

JOB SUMMARY: This is a full-time position teaching in the political science discipline. The primary instructional assignments include, but are not limited to: American Federal Government, International Relations, and Comparative Government and Politics. US History courses may be assigned if the proper credentials are held. Other responsibilities include active participation as a department member with a focus on student learning, facilitating discipline-related activities, regular assessment of student learning, student academic advising and department committee assignments. Teaching assignments may include days and evenings, and various sites and formats (face-to-face, on-line, ICN). A full-time teaching load of 15 credit hours per term is typical. Major responsibilities include developing, planning, and facilitating the learning process. This individual will be expected to demonstrate exemplary teamwork skills and communication skills with students, Dean, program faculty, college committees, other divisions of the College, and the community. Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: A Master’s Degree in Political Science or closely related field required. Demonstrated strong interpersonal communication and presentation skills, both oral and written are required. Must have the ability to effectively communicate with students, colleagues, staff, and the public. Must have the ability to apply teaching skills, motivate and engage students, and be personable and professional. Must also demonstrate or document the ability to learn and apply new concepts and ideas to develop and deliver curriculum. An understanding of various learning styles and instructional modalities is a must. Ability to work with a culturally diverse student population, faculty, staff, and the general public. Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment. Preferences include postsecondary teaching experience and twelve or more graduate credit hours in US History.

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Nine-month contractual position beginning in August of 2014. Salary will be commensurate with the applicant’s education and experience and will include a comprehensive benefits program including health, dental, life, and LTD insurance; a Section 125 plan for medical and dependent care expense; personal and sick leave; and a choice of retirement programs--IPERS (defined benefit) or TIAA-CREF (defined contribution).

Application Procedure

  1. Complete an online employment application.

  2. Submit all required application materials by the application deadline. Application materials are required to complete your application.

Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

If you are in need of any special accommodation in completing the application process, please notify Human Resource Services.

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