All graduate transcripts, including master's degree transcript(s) if applicable. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted during the application process. However, the successful candidate must submit official transcripts documenting all post-secondary degrees and coursework before hiring.
Two letters of recommendation from supervisors who are familiar with the applicant's teaching abilities and who have worked with the applicant in the past two years
Teaching evaluations for the most recent semester of online and face to face courses
Diversity statement discussing how the applicant would engage a diverse student population such as Sam Houston State University that meets the College of Humanities and Social Sciences core goals.
Nature & Purpose of Position/Usual Duties:
The Department of Political Science at Sam Houston State University invites applications for a one-year renewable, full-time, non-tenure-track faculty position at the rank of lecturer beginning August, 2020. The successful candidate must have experience teaching face-to-face and online courses and must be credentialed to teach courses addressing legislative politics, voting behavior and elections, and quantitative methods. Preference will be given to candidates who also have experience involving students in community service learning projects, placing students in legislative internship positions, and working with local media. The teaching load for the position is four courses in both the fall and spring semesters. Summer courses are not included in the teaching load.
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Sam Houston State University is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the academic community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The college welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community.
Other Specifications/Instructions for the Position:
Please direct your questions regarding this position to Dr. Tamara Waggener.
Applications will not be accepted after February 21, 2020.
Please note: References provided in the References section of the application will receive an automated email reference request at the time the application is submitted.
Internal Number: 23608
About Sam Houston State University
For more than 130 years, Sam Houston State University has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The Measure of a Life is its Service", echoes across SHSU's six colleges and beyond its Texas campus through student research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more. Named for Sam Houston, Texas' greatest hero, SHSU continually strives to honor its historical roots through academic excellence that includes exceptional teaching from faculty members who care as much about their students' success as they do about furthering the knowledge of their fields. While embracing its legacy, SHSU also strives to meet the needs of contemporary students, both traditional and online. With over 20 bachelor's and graduate degrees available entirely online, and more in development each semester, SHSU Online is quickly becoming one of the best online universities in Texas.
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