Lecturer, Political Science



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Department Of Hist, Political Sci, & Phi

Proposed Minimum Salary

Job Location
Kingsville, Texas

Job Type

Job Description
The Department of History, Political Science and Philosophy seeks applicants for two full-time year-long faculty positions at the rank of Lecturer. Candidates should have at least a master’s degree in Political Science or a related field and should have the ability to teach survey courses in both US and Texas government and politics.

Responsibilities will include teaching five 3-credit hour undergraduate courses per semester, most likely a combination of US Government and Texas Government.  The successful candidate may be asked to teach sections in both face-to-face and online formats.  The successful candidate may be asked to teach a section or two at a dual-enrollment campus in the area.

Job Responsibilities

  • Teach 10 undergraduate courses per year (5 per semester), typically in US Government and Texas Government;
  • Participate in Departmental and University student recruitment and retention;
  • Participate in some committee work, both inside and outside the Department, as needed;

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution or university in Political Science or a closely related discipline, and demonstrable expertise within the field(s).

Preferred Qualifications
Demonstrated experience reflecting passion for teaching, particularly students at the undergraduate level.
Evidence of or potential for strong student engagement activities aimed at recruitment and retention.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:  TAMUK is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion or belief, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, marital or domestic partnership status, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity or expression, age, disability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

For more information contact:
Jeff Glick, PhD
Chair, Dept of History, Political Science and Philosophy
MSC 165, Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, TX 78363
Office: 361-593-3501
Email: [email protected]

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity. 

How to apply

Interested applicants should submit application materials containing:
1. A sample syllabus for a course in either US Government or Texas Government;
2. A single page statement of teaching philosophy, along with some evidence of teaching excellence;
3. Curriculum vitae (CV);
4. Copies of academic transcripts; and
6. Names and contact information of three professional references.

To ensure full consideration, all application materials should be submitted electronically via Workday  (https://www.tamuk.edu/employee-services/hr/employment/index.html). Review of applications will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. A background check is required prior to employment for this position. In addition, the selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript(s) from each degree-granting institution before an offer can be made. Degrees earned from institutions outside of the United States are required to be evaluated and certified for equivalency to a Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) degree, and other higher education degrees.

The anticipated employment start date is August, 2023.

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