PT Faculty Instructor in Political Science
Shaw University, Department of Political Science
United States


Do you love working in an academic environment? Do you love teaching and mentoring students, helping to shape the future? If so, we have the job for you! Shaw University is looking for Part-Time (Adjunct) Faculty, Political Science. 

Reporting to the Division Head, the Adjunct Faculty of Political Science teaches traditional and/or non-traditional college-level students, at on-campus and/or off-campus sites on weekdays and/or weeknights and Saturdays. In addition to the utilization of a variety of teaching strategies, part-time teaching faculty must provide student assistance and advice in their subject area, and may be required to participate in student orientation sessions.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Demonstrates acceptance and support of the mission and goals of the University.
  • Effectively teach knowledge-relevant college-level Political Science courses, with a commitment to providing excellence in education.
  • Present course teachings in such a way that students are encouraged to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills, to increase motivation, to develop a positive self-image, and to clarify their values.
  • Actively engages in planning, developing and improving curriculum offerings.
  • On the first day of class, provides each student with a copy of a course syllabus that conforms to University-approved requirements.
  • Teaches the course in accordance with the course syllabus.
  • Informs students of the course objectives and requirements, explains the grading system and attendance policy, and provides a bibliography of suggested readings.
  • Participates in orientation sessions conducted each semester by the Division Head. 
  • Ensures that undergraduate students are aware of tutorial and support services of the Academic Support Center, which includes advising, tutorials and first-year programs, and all other departmental workshops associated with student learning.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

 Education and/or Experience

  • Masters degree in Political Science from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in Political Science.
  • Ability to effectively teach college-level courses, with a commitment to providing excellence in education, including the ability to present course teachings in such a way that students are encouraged to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills, to increase motivation, to develop a positive self-image, and to clarify their values.
  • Computer skill proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel software.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse population and adapt to change.
  • Knowledge and experience in using instructional technology.

Other Competencies

  • Must have a philosophy that is consistent with the Mission, Vision and Core Values of the organization.
  • Vision, commitment, and experience in achieving goals and pursuing excellence are critical.
  • Strong oral and written presentation skills.
  • Ability to work well independently and as a member of a team.
  • Excellence in organization, decision-making, problem-solving, and creating a collaborative environment.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Must be able to read, write and speak fluently in English.

For faculty employment consideration, a candidate who meets job opening qualifications must COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING STEPS for EACH job opening to which the qualified candidate applies.

  • A current, fully complete resume or curriculum vitae
  • An unofficial Graduate transcript
  • An application cover letter with statements of teaching philosophy and research interests
  • Three current letters of reference.

A resume or curriculum vitae without an accompanying Shaw University Application Form cannot be accepted.

Following the Human Resources office's receipt of a candidate's fully completed application package for a current job opening, then an applicant can be considered for employment, with their application information submitted to the recruiting manager/selection committee for review. 

Any potential hire is contingent upon the FINALIST candidate's ordering OFFICIAL transcripts of the highest graduate-level degree(s) awarded to be sent DIRECTLY FROM the awarding institution(s) DIRECTLY TO the Shaw University Human Resources Department at 118 E. South Street, Raleigh, NC 27601. Hand-delivered sealed transcripts will not be considered as official - they must be received directly from the awarding institution(s).

Candidates are personally responsible for any potential travel and/or relocation expenses incurred.

We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

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