Casper College is a community college that places an emphasis on teaching. This faculty position announcement is for a Political Science/International Studies Instructor with an emphasis on American politics. This position primarily is instruction of introductory U.S. government courses (including information on Wyoming and state politics) as well as opportunities to teach additional courses in Political Science such as political theory, comparative politics, international relations, and others. This position will require the individual hired to engage in departmental duties, maintain office hours, student advising, attend faculty meetings, and serve on college committees as assigned.
As a Casper College faculty member, this position requires:
- Teaching college courses using a variety of teaching methods in both face to face and digital formats; incorporating a variety of appropriate teaching methods;
- Meeting all scheduled classes and be prepared to instruct;
- Preparing syllabi for all courses of study; preparing materials to adequately evaluate student progress; reporting grades in a timely manner;
- Maintaining accurate and adequate records; and establishing regular office hours for student consultation; and
- Working closely with faculty, staff, and administrators while maintaining professionalism, civility, and respect.
Our faculty members perform other related duties as assigned, which include but are not necessarily limited to advising students on academic curricula; serving on committees; participating in faculty meetings; providing recommendations for preparation of departmental or school budgets; participating in the development of school curricula; and adhering to all institutional policies.
The faculty member is expected to remain current in their field by reading current literature, communicating with colleagues, and participating in professional organizations and conferences.
- Teach several sections of American and Wyoming Government each semester in multiple formats including conventional face-to-face and digital learning courses. Other possible courses in Political Science and/or International Studies that meet department needs and match candidate specialty may also be included in the teaching load. We are seeking someone with an American and/or state and local politics background.
- Engage in various department, school, and college administrative duties (e.g., student advising, assessment, curriculum development, student recruitment, student orientations, keeping accurate records, learning communities, FIGs [cohort classes taught in the residence halls], service-learning, international education, and honors program)
- Maintain required office hours, attend faculty and school meetings, participate in faculty development, and serve on college committees as assigned
- Keep accurate and current records
- Evaluate student performance
- Contribute to course, program-specific, and college-wide outcomes assessment with the Assessment Office
- Participate in on-going curriculum development
- Advise students
- Participate in faculty development and student recruitment
- Perform other duties as requested or required by the administration/dean/department
The typical work environment is a classroom and office setting requiring normal safety precautions. A typical teaching load is five courses per semester with Summer teaching options available in addition to the contracted Fall and Spring semesters. Work on campus is usually performed during the normal workday, however, occasional early morning, late evening and weekend work may be required. Short periods of time will be spent outdoors travelling between campus buildings in various weather conditions.
Employee must be able to stand for long periods of time, speak, hear, use hands and fingers to handle materials and use computer, feel, and reach with hands and arms. Occasional lifting of up to 10 pounds may be required.
- Master’s or Doctoral degree in Political Science, Government, International Relations, Public Administration, or similar degree;
- A commitment to teaching excellence and a demonstrated record of teaching effectiveness;
- A commitment to student learning, success and completion;
- A commitment to distance education and internet course delivery;
- A commitment to civility and positivity in the workplace.
- Experience and commitment to the mission of a comprehensive community college.
- Demonstrated excellence in teaching United States Government or similar courses.
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