Political Science Adjunct Instructor

University of North Texas at Dallas

Position Details
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Posting Title Political Science Adjunct Instructor
Area of Specialty
Department DAL-Social Sciences-514180
Job Location Dallas
Full Time/Part Time Part-Time
Salary Information Salary commensurate with experience
Department Summary The University of North Texas at Dallas invites applications for several Adjunct Instructor openings for the academic year 2023-24. The successful candidate will be expected to achieve excellence in teaching and to assist in further development of the Department of History and Political Science. UNT Dallas offers faculty the unique opportunity to help shape the character of a 21st century, learner-focused, urban comprehensive university.
Position Summary The number of vacancies is dependent on student enrollment, division needs, and dean approval. Your application cannot be considered until all required documents have been received. Please note that adjunct faculty are limited to teaching two courses per semester.
Adjunct faculty plans classes and implements and evaluates teaching/learning objectives and student learning outcomes. Adjunct faculty undertakes the divisional and professional responsibilities of a part-time faculty member, including office hours.
The successful applicant will be expected to provide instruction in a full range of undergraduate political science courses, including the core government sequence consisting of PSCI 1040 and PSCI 1050. UNT Dallas instructors teach PSCI 1040 comparatively, examining both US and Texas constitutions and institutions to compare and contrast the different motives and contexts behind the state and federal charters. This requires a working knowledge of Texas government and how it differs from the national government.
We also seek instructors who can teach upper level undergraduate courses in urban politics, international relations theory, international human rights, comparative courts, and Texas and federal legislative process. Please indicate in your cover letter which upper level courses you may be qualified to teach.

Additional Posting Details


  • A Master’s degree in Political Science, Public Administration or a related field with outstanding teaching experience in teaching undergraduate politics courses.
Preferred Qualifications PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ph.D. in Political Science with significant experience college teaching.
  • Successful experience teaching adults in a post-secondary institution.
  • Excellent communication skills in multicultural settings.
Required License / Registration / Certification
Work Schedule According to academic schedule.
Driving University Vehicle No
Security Sensitive This is a security sensitive position.
EEO Statement The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.
Physical Requirements Carrying, Lifting up to 25 pounds, Sitting, Squatting, Stooping, Bending, Standing, Twisting, Walking, Writing, Talk or Hear, Ability to communicate

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number A854P
Position End Date (if temporary)
Special Instructions to Applicants Submit a professional CV; letter of application outlining applicant’s interest, qualifications and experience for the position; contact information for three professional references; and unofficial graduate transcripts. For additional information contact Dr. Walt Borges at [email protected] . Statements of teaching interests and teaching philosophy may also be requested.
Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the search is closed.
The position will remain open until filled.
Quicklink for Posting https://jobs.untsystem.edu/postings/73924

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