Instructor I, Political Science - Tenders Global

Instructor I, Political Science

Florida Gulf Coast University

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Job Summary

FGCU’s Department of Political Science and Public Administration is seeking candidates for an Instructor I position in Political Science. The successful candidate will teach courses in an undergraduate Political Science program, primarily in the American Politics subfield; be involved in course and/or curriculum development; pursue professional development opportunities; and participate on College and University committees and/or initiatives.
Florida Gulf Coast University is a comprehensive university dedicated to quality education, research, and service. All faculty are expected to: be excellent teachers, responsive to changing professional needs; be committed to innovative delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning; be committed to effective use of technology including distance learning, and provide service to the College, University and Community. Teaching assignments may be on the main campus or at off-campus sites within our region.
FGCU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity and Access Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, genetic predisposition, sexual orientation, gender identity/gender expression, veteran status, and any other protected class(es), as required by applicable state and federal law, as well as University regulations and policies.

Job Description

Typical duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Teaches 12 credit hours per semester of undergraduate courses in Political Science and related subjects.
  • Prepare syllabi and instructional materials, develop and deliver lectures, tests, and evaluate students.
  • Engages in reflective self-assessment of teaching styles and methods to ensure consistently effective instructional performance.
  • Actively serve on university committees and participate in institutional meetings
  • Collaborate with other faculty to develop/revised curriculum.
  • Continued professional development activity is expected at a level commensurate with rank and the mission of the University. Community, institutional and professional service in furtherance of FGCU’s mission is expected of all faculty.
  • Other duties may be assigned by the Chair.

Additional Job Description

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Political Science, or a closely-related area from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent accreditation with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in the discipline.
  • Demonstrated potential for, or a record of, achievement in teaching undergraduate courses.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Political Science (PhD preferred), or a closely-related area from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent accreditation.
  • Prior teaching experience in American Politics courses, evidenced either by having served as instructor of record or by having served as a teaching assistant.
  • Experience using distance-learning technology.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge and commitment to the use of instructional technology, a willingness to cultivate an interdisciplinary perspective; and a demonstrated commitment to professional development.
  • Knowledge or commitment to the use of technology in distance learning & university teaching. Interest in collaborating both within and outside the University in the development and delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning. Must value continued service to the school and university.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Appointment will be made on a 9-month multi-year appointment basis available August 2024.

Because applications and materials are subject to public review and retention under Florida’s Public Records Law, please DO NOT send examples of your project/scholarship unless requested to do so. Therefore all submitted materials including articles, disks, slides, books, etc., become the property of FGCU and CANNOT BE RETURNED. As applicable, finalists will be notified of the need to submit specific additional materials. Such materials will become the property of FGCU.

Under Florida’s Public Records law, applications will be available for public review upon request.

Required Application Materials:

  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Five (5) Professional References

The position is listed as “open until filled”, however applications received by January 8, 2024 will receive priority consideration.

Salary commensurate with education and experience.

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