Political Science Adjunct Instructor

University of North Texas System
  • Location
    Dallas, Texas
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    May 19

Position description

Welcome to the University of North Texas System, or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education.
Over the past decade, combined UNTS enrollment has grown by more than 25 percent to nearly 44,000 students. UNT System institutions award more than 11,000 degrees each year - including the largest number of master's and doctoral degrees in the DFW region. As DFW's university system, UNT World offers a wide range of degree programs and academic initiatives across our campuses. With more than 300 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs, as well as convenient campus locations and teaching centers located throughout North Texas, our system provides a wide array of opportunities.

Posting Title

Political Science Adjunct Instructor

Department: DAL-Social Sciences-514180

Job Location: Dallas

Full Time/Part Time: Part-Time

Salary Information: Salary Commensurate with Experience

Department Summary

At the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences we serve the needs of all students, traditional and non-traditional. We are committed to the values of diversity, creativity, leadership, integrity and lifelong learning. These values are the foundation of the University's mission to empower students, transform lives, and strengthen communities.

Our faculty excel in teaching, research, and service. The faculty are recognized for their innovative pedagogy and expertise. They are committed to student-centered educational opportunities that provide career-ready skills and lifelong learning. Our curriculum builds foundational knowledge required for all academic degree programs at the University, emphasizing communication skills, analytical reasoning, leadership, and independent thought. The School of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to innovative programs that prepare our students to compete effectively in a rapidly changing job market or to pursue post-graduate education.

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.

Adjunct faculty plans classes and implements and evaluates teaching/learning objectives and student learning outcomes. Adjunct faculty undertake 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 within UNT Dallas's Political Science major, including the core sequence of PSCI 1040 and 1050. (These courses are designated Government 2301 and Government 2302 in the common course numbering system.)

The core sequence at UNT Dallas is taught in a comparative alignment, with PSCI 1040 comparing and contrasting the contexts, rationales, and institutional arrangements of Texas and United States constitutions and governments. PSCI 1050, the second course in the core sequence, examines electoral and policy processes in similar comparative form. Successful candidates will be required to teach in the comparative alignment used by UNT Dallas. Preparation assistance in the form of comparative course outlines and class presentations will be made available to successful candidates.

Position Summary

Adjunct faculty members will be required to use texts and meet certain content parameters set by the Department of History and Political Science. Adjunct instructors also will be required to include in their courses certain student assessment measures determined by the department, and to compile data on those assessment criteria. Additional information about course design, assessment criteria and texts can be obtained from Dr. Walt Borges at [email protected].

Minimum Qualifications

  • A Master's degree in Political Science with at least 18 graduate hours in Political Science 
  • A Master's degree in a related field such as Public Administration is acceptable if there is evidence of graduate hours in courses covering U.S. and Texas constitutions and government 
  • Experience teaching both United States and Texas government. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Political Science, with significant teaching experience in higher education. 
  • Experience in teaching core Government and Political Science courses and advanced political science courses. 
  • Excellent communication skills in multicultural settings. 


Driving University Vehicle: No

Security Sensitive: This is a security sensitive position.

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