Assistant Professor, Government

Temple College
  • Location
    Temple, Texas
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jun 25

Position description

Under general supervision from the departmental chair, the incumbent teaches courses as scheduled, cultivates a healthy teacher-student relationship, and engages the students in active learning. The incumbent will make recommendations regarding curriculum changes, text selection, and content revision. The instructor will perform administrative aspects of instruction in a timely manner.



Qualifications (Required and Preferred)


Master's degree in discipline with a minimum of eighteen (18) graduate semester hours in Government or Master's/Doctoral degree in any discipline with eighteen (18) graduate semester hours in Government. 

Dual-credit teaching experience. Previous classroom utilization of the Desire2Learn (D2L) Learning Management software. Two (2) years directly related full-time instructional work experience. Eighteen (18) graduate semester hours in Economics in addition to Master's or Doctoral degree is highly preferred.


Job Duties and Responsibilities


The incumbent will:

  1. Cultivate healthy teacher-student relationships.
  2. Engage students in active learning.
  3. Develop clear and innovative syllabi and course material.
  4. Demonstrates professional written and oral skills in communications with students.
  5. Utilize advancements in technology to improve instructional methodology.
  6. Incorporates best practices.
  7. Maintain accessibility to students for advisement and consultation.
  8. Seek feedback to improve quality of teaching.
  9. Attend conferences, workshops, or programs to enhance professional growth.
  10. Participate in academic/professional organizations.
  11. Develop and implement innovative course content based on current pedagogy.
  12. Evidence a willingness to incorporate new concepts and theories to enhance professional growth.
  13. Integrate a diverse set of perspectives and ideas into course curriculum.
  14. Demonstrate innovative thinking to problem solve within the classroom, the department, and the institution.
  15. Demonstrate respect and professionalism with supervisors, colleagues, and students.
  16. Fosters collegiality within the department.
  17. Evidence timely completion of administrative aspects of instructional responsibilities.
  18. Participate in evaluation, recommendation, development, and/or revision of department instruction/curriculum.
  19. Contribute to growth of the college by active involvement on task forces or committees.
  20. Demonstrate participation in activities that contribute to the growth of the community.
  21. Teach at Temple College centers if required.
  22. Perform other job-related duties as assigned


  • Display empathy and positive regard for others in written, verbal and non-verbal communications.
  • Work with colleagues and students by practicing punctuality, respect for deadlines, collaborative problem solving, and honest communication.
  • Be friendly and collegial with co-workers, faculty, students, staff, and visitors to the campus.
  • Build trusting relationships by acting with integrity, courtesy, and responsibility, even in the face of stress or demanding workplace conditions.
  • Maintain proficiency as needed and approved by attending trainings, reading job-related materials, and meeting with others in area of responsibility.
  • Dress appropriately for a workplace with frequent customer service interaction and community outreach.
  • Meet all required standards of confidentiality. Keep work areas in a clean and orderly manner.


Knowledge Skills and Abilities & Physical Demands



  • Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design.
  • Knowledge of teaching and instruction for individuals and groups.
  • Knowledge of pedagogical practices relevant to discipline.
  • Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and departmental strategies.
  • Knowledge of the appropriate subject matter and the application of the subject matter for the respective discipline.


  • Possess effective communication skills.
  • Presentation skills.


  • Ability to provide effective teaching and instruction for individuals and groups.
  • Ability to engage students in the learning process.
  • Ability to enable positive student learning outcomes
  • Ability to work with a diverse population.
  • Ability to incorporate active learning strategies into classroom instruction. 


Primarily light physical activity is required with occasional lifting and manipulation of objects up to twenty-five (25) pounds. Keyboarding and computer use. Use of audio/visual devices.

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