Adjunct Instructor/Political Science

Southern Oregon University
  • Location
    Ashland, Oregon
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jun 21

Position description

The Division of Social Sciences at Southern Oregon University (SOU) is seeking candidates for a .71 - .80 FTE (8 to 9 courses), nine month, one-year non-renewable, Adjunct Instructor in Political Science.

Teaching responsibilities include lower-division courses in U.S. government and politics, and upper-division courses in American institutions (Courts, Presidency, Congress), campaigns and elections, and research methods. The successful candidate will be able to offer additional courses in some combination of public opinion, interest groups/collective action, political theory/philosophy, and public policy. Teaching assignments may include online courses.

Other responsibilities include advising, curriculum development, research, professional affiliations as appropriate, and other responsibilities as assigned.

We offer excellent comprehensive health and retirement benefits. The start date is September 2022 and the position will be open until filled with priority deadline of May 15, 2022.

Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion as well as experience working with students from underrepresented minorities.

Southern Oregon University is a public liberal arts institution of approximately 4,000 undergraduate and 500 graduate students. The surrounding area is known for cultural offerings such as the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Ashland International Film Festival, and the Britt Music Festival. The Rogue Valley is also renowned for outdoor activities such as hiking, snowboarding, and fishing.

Minimum Qualifications:
Initial appointment at the rank of Instructor requires a Masters degree in the discipline taught.
Applicants should have at least one year of experience teaching in higher education,
Applicants should provide documented evidence of teaching excellence and scholarly activities.

Preferred Qualification
Ph.D. in Political Science from an accredited institution.
More than one year of teaching in higher education teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate and/or graduate students.
Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching and supervising students from diverse backgrounds.

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