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Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science (Public Administration)

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Those interested should apply online at https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/. The search committee will begin reviewing materials immediately and continue until the position is filled. 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.

Posting Details

Position Information

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Position Title Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science (Public Administration)
Requisition 201800032F
Rank Visiting Assistant Professor
FLSA status Exempt
Hiring Salary

Salary commensurate with education and experience.

Position Category
Position Type Interim Full Time
College College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Department Dept of Political Science

Refer Applicants To

Contact Name Eric Svensen
Title

Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
1901 Avenue I
Box 2149
Huntsville, TX 77341-2149

Contact Phone (936)294-2577
Contact Email eps007@SHSU.EDU

Position Details

Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job

The Department of Political Science at Sam Houston State University invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track faculty member at the rank of visiting assistant professor beginning fall 2018. The successful candidate will teach an online graduate budgeting and finance seminar and online and face-to-face undergraduate upper division courses. Preference will be given to candidates who have online teaching experience and who can teach an upper division course in basic research design. 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.

Educational Requirements for the Position

Applicants must have a PhD in public administration, public policy, or public affairs from an accredited university or institution of higher-education. All applicants must demonstrate that they have completed graduate coursework in public budgeting and financing, as well as basic research methods.

Experience Required for the Position

Experience in and/or willingness to teach online courses in and public budgeting/financial management, as well as research methods and writing.

Other Requirements for the Position

• Cover Letter
• Current CV
• Graduate transcripts
• 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
• Recent student teaching evaluations covering the last two semesters of teaching, if available
• Teaching statement
• Sample syllabi for courses in public budgeting or financial management
• 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:
“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.”

Special Instructions Summary

Those interested should apply online at https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/. The search committee will begin reviewing materials immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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.

Open Until Filled Yes

EEO Statement

EEO Statement

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code 51.215.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have experience teaching online?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you learn about this position?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HBCU Connect - Historically Black Colleges and Universities
    • HACU - Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities
    • The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
    • TWC - Work in Texas
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Higher Ed Jobs
    • HERC - Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
    • SHSU Website
    • SHSU Employee
    • Other
  3. If your response to the question above was "Other" please indicate from what source.

    (Open Ended Question)

Candidate Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae (Faculty)
  3. Transcripts
  4. Teaching Evaluations
  5. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  6. Diversity & Inclusion Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2