Broward College invites applicants for a full-time tenure track teaching position in Political Science.
Broward College is committed to fostering a learning-centered community that celebrates diversity and fosters inclusion by empowering and engaging students, faculty, and staff.
The ideal candidate will share Broward College’s commitment to educating its diverse population of approximately 51,000 students. Broward College is a minority-majority institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the College has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of our racially and socioeconomically diverse student population and the surrounding community. Indeed, 37% of Broward College’s students are Latinx, 30% are Black/African American, 16% are White, 4% are Asian-American, and 7% are multiracial.Responsibilities:
Responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to teaching, student consultation, course preparation, review of course outlines, grade processing within deadlines, preparation of course syllabi, committee participation (e.g., College-wide Standing or Ad-Hoc committees and discipline area committees), and attending college-wide and discipline area faculty meetings. The faculty member will also participate in curriculum development, the review and assessment of student learning outcomes, campus governance, faculty organizations, and departmental program review.
The successful candidate will employ teaching methods to accommodate various levels of academic preparation and have a willingness to examine and adapt one’s instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support students from diverse backgrounds reflective of Broward College’s student population. The successful candidate will also demonstrate experience and skill with addressing issues of equity in the classroom. This will include incorporating appropriate and engaging technology across different modalities of instruction.
Providing prompt and supportive feedback to students, participating in service to the college and its community, and engaging in continued professional development, such as attending educational and disciplinary conferences, are all integral components of faculty duties and responsibilities. Candidates should be passionate educators who can facilitate the needs of diverse learners. The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable about culturally responsive pedagogical techniques and effective practices for engaging students from diverse backgrounds in traditional Political Science classrooms.
Candidates should demonstrate (1) a mastery of their specific discipline; (2) a deep commitment to the college mission of fostering student success, academic equity, achievement, and persistence; (3) technological competence; (4) the ability to use skills and strategies that engage students in ways that facilitate learning and prepare students for productive lives; and (5) success in teaching students from diverse backgrounds reflective of Broward College’s student population.
1. Cover Letter – Letter of formal application that addresses how experience and education qualifies the candidate to perform the assigned responsibilities
2. Resume – Detailed curriculum vitae of all educational and professional experience, which includes a list of courses taught
3. Transcript – Unofficial conferred transcript that includes degree received and conferral date. International transcripts must include a foreign transcript evaluation. For a list of approved credential evaluation services visit: https://www.naces.org/members. (Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for the application process; official transcripts will be required prior to hire.)
4. A statement of teaching philosophy
5. Evidence of teaching effectiveness, which may include
- Course evaluations
- Sample course syllabi
- Evidence of recent experience working with minority students in the classroom, and an understanding of the history of higher education in the United States and specifically patterns of exclusion of racial minority students
If a candidate does not have any teaching experience, an overview of professional work experience as it relates to the essential functions of this position will also be accepted. As part of the application package, candidates should also indicate their strengths and experiences with innovative and inclusive pedagogies. Please read more about “Your Broward College Story Starts Here” at https://www.broward.edu/about/index.html.
6. A list of three current professional references with name, relationship to candidate, address, email address, and telephone number
This position is a yearly two-semester (163-day) contract.
Minimum Qualifications & Experience:
- Master’s degree in Political Science or a Master’s degree with 18 graduate semester hours in Political Science. PhD preferred.
- A high level of digital literacy and a commitment to teaching.
- Evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the racial, socioeconomic, academic, and cultural diversity within the community college student population, including students with different ability statuses (e.g., physical and/or learning) as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practice within the classroom.
Diversity and Inclusion
Works effectively with all individuals and contributes to a positive environment by working with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff and external constituents. Contributes to an inclusive, respectful, and empowering working environment that welcomes diverse perspectives
Respect for Others
Demonstrates respect for team members and constituents by valuing their contributions toward the goals of the work unit and the College. Maintains professionalism and contributes to a cohesive work environment
Cooperates and collaborates with individuals & groups that supports the mission and values of the College
Flexibility & Adaptability
Adapts approaches as situations in the work environment changes. Supports change based on the environmental needs, emerging technologies, and system upgrades
Effectively applies concepts, theories, methods, tools, techniques, and expertise in area of discipline (i.e. HR, Finance, Student Affairs, etc.)
Continuous Improvement & Learning
Actively develops one’s own skills and explores opportunities for personal learning and continuous development within the job’s functionality and in support of the goals and mission of department, division and the College
Assistant Professor, Political SciencePosition Number
Full time RegularDepartment
South Academics History, Behavior, Political ScienceLocation
South CampusPay Grade
Faculty – Full TimeSalary
$37,900 – $56,092 – Salary commensurate with education and experience.Work Shift
Monday – Friday/Weekends/VariesHours Per Week
Posting End Date
Open Until Filled
How to apply
To be considered for this position, a completed online employment application form along with a teaching portfolio, cover letter, resume and unofficial transcript are required.Designated Essential Personnel
FacultySpecial Instructions to Applicant:
For positions requiring a degree, the official transcripts are required upon hire. An unofficial copy of the degree/transcript is acceptable during the application process and must be attached to the online application. If unable to attach the documentation, please email document to [email protected] or fax to 954-201-7612, stating clearly the position name(s) and position number(s) the transcript is to be attached to.
Foreign Transcript: Transcripts issued outside of the United States require a equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the application deadline. All required documentation must be received on or before the job posting end date.
**Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the “Resume/CV/Transcript/License/Certification” section of the application**
Please refer to link with the instructions on how to submit an application with multiple documents. https://www.broward.edu/jobs/_docs/tutorial_external_applicant_broward_college.pdf.
Employment is contingent upon successful completion of the required background screening process.
Broward College uses E-Verify to check employee eligibility to work in the United States. You will be required to complete an I-9 Form and provide documentation of your identity for employment purposes.
Diversity and Inclusion are a priority at Broward College
Broward College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from eligible veterans and spouses of veterans, underrepresented groups, including minorities, women, and persons with disabilities. The College does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or any other legally protected classification.
For inquiries regarding Title IX and the college’s non-discrimination policies, contact the Vice President for Talent and Culture at 954-201-7288, Broward College, 6400 NW 6th Way, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309.
Applicants needing a reasonable accommodation with the application process, please contact the Talent and Culture Department at [email protected].
The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted of describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related education/experience beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Broward College reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.
Broward College is a community in which diversity is valued and is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer. The College strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups, including minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.