Florida Atlantic University: Visiting Instructor of Political Science
The Department of Political Science at Florida Atlantic University invites applications for a one-year Visiting Instructor position beginning in August 2022.
The department is especially interested in passionate and energetic educators who are committed to student retention on the Davie campus, and have experience teaching in Comparative Politics and International Relations. The Visiting Instructor will have a teaching load of 4/4 and will provide instruction in a variety of modalities, most often in blended/hybrid and/or in-person; and online as the need arises.
The essential job functions, duties, and responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to:
- Preparing, instructing, and grading of all Political Science class coursework and assigning course grades;
- Maintaining regularly scheduled office hours to meet with students;
- Engaging in recruitment and support activities that assist students in their learning, retention, and degree completion on the Davie campus;
- Establishing relationships with the community and other academic institutions in Broward County;
- Assisting in course planning and development, as requested;
- Developing and maintaining course management through the college’s Learning Management system.
- The Visiting Instructor hired should be able to teach a variety of advanced upper-division courses in the Department of Political Science on the Davie campus. Candidates who can teach Global Environmental Politics/Policy, International Organizations, special issues in World Politics, and special issues in Comparative Politics are preferable. Experience teaching in American Politics is also desirable.
- Master’s degree from an accredited institution in Political Science and proven knowledge of and experience in teaching Political Science at the upper division undergraduate level.
- Excellent communication skills can work with and teach diverse populations along with the skills to integrate and apply innovative, as well as traditional technologies in the classroom.
- Should be prepared to develop and/or implement strategies to support students’ retention, persistence, and program completion on the Davie campus.
- Should demonstrate an ability to teach in a variety of modalities, most often in blended/hybrid and/or in-person; and online.
- Preference will be given to candidates with the ability to work a flexible schedule that may include evenings to meet the needs of the Davie campus.
- Must meet the appropriate credentialing requirement for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
- Preferred candidates have a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds, and can demonstrate skill in the understanding of cultural differences.
- Preference will be given to candidates with the ability to perform community outreach and build bridges to other educational institutions in Broward and potentially Miami-Dade counties.
When completing the online application, please upload:
- a cover letter;
- a curriculum vitae;
- and syllabi from previous classes taught.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. This position is open until filled and may close without prior notice.
About the campus:
More than 5,000 students take classes at FAU’s second-largest campus in Davie. Conveniently located (central Broward County) with Broward College as part of the South Florida Education Center, FAU Davie offers coursework in 30 degree programs through the colleges of Arts and Letters, Business, Social Work and Criminal Justice, Education, Nursing, and Science.
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