Adjunct in Political Science
College of Western Idaho, School of Sciences & Public Affairs
United States


The Department of History, Culture, and Politics at College of Western Idaho is looking for an adjunct faculty member to teach courses in Political Science. Successful candidates are required to use the Blackboard learning platform for grading, holding regular office hours, communicate with students outside of class, etc. The successful candidate may be asked to teach online, M-F during the day or evening, or Saturday at any of the College of Western Idaho's campus locations. To reach a broad range of students, the College of Western Idaho encourages instructors to explore alternative teaching styles and methods.


  • Teach contracted credit load of courses in accordance with the descriptions published in the CWI catalog
  • Utilize outcomes assessment measures
  • Participate in instructional evaluation processes
  • Meet all scheduled classes promptly with any deviations promptly and accurately communicated through the appropriate channels
  • Monitor and record student progress, maintain accurate records and adhere to the College of Western Idaho's deadlines for such procedures
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and disability backgrounds of community college students
  • Read, understand, agree and adhere to the Social Sciences and Public Affairs Letter of Teaching Appointment and Faculty Expectations
  • Must be able to provide own means of transportation to various locations throughout the day.
  • Conveys by words and action the values expected by CWI
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed and assigned.


  • Master of Arts degree in Political Science or closely related field
  • Ability to enact a variety of teaching methodologies including lectures, group activities, individual instruction, distance learning, and teaching with technology
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional growth and development
  • Proficiency in the use of internet, email, word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software
  • Successful experience teaching in higher education settings preferred
  • Successful experience teaching online preferred
  • Successful experience using Blackboard applications and/or other instructional technologies preferred

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