Visiting Lecturer Political Science & Native American Studies or American Indian Studies or Indigeno

UNC Pembroke
North Carolina, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jun 10, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Established in 1887 as a school for the education of American Indians, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke serves a distinctly diverse student body and encourages inclusion and appreciation of the values of all people. Located in the heart of Pembroke, N.C., UNCP boasts an enrollment of 8,200 in 41 undergraduate and 18 graduate programs and offers a personalized learning environment where faculty and staff are dedicated to engaged scholarship, high academic standards, creative activity and public service. Spread over 281 acres, the campus offers a sense of community and belonging-–a place where faculty and staff feel supported, take pride in the university’s mission, and are devoted to excellence in teaching, learning and research, and to developing leaders who make a difference in their communities.

The Department of Political Science and Public Administration at the University of North Carolina, Pembroke seeks a one-year, visiting lecturer in political science with a specialization in Native American Studies or American Indian Studies or Indigenous Studies with a concentration in the U.S.

This position will be responsible for undergraduate courses including the general education course in American National Government and Introduction to American Indian Studies. The ability to teach some configuration of upper division courses that intersect the areas of political science and Native American Studies/ American Indian studies, such as Tribal Governance, Federal American Indian Policy and Federal American Indian Law, will also be required of a successful candidate.

The selected candidate will be expected to teach both on-campus and online.

Successful candidates must show excellence in both online teaching as well as in the traditional classroom since this position will require the candidate to consistently teach in both learning platforms.
The teaching load for this position is a 4-4, typically teaching two to three undergraduate general education courses (see above) and one to two undergraduate upper division courses each term.

UNCP is a regional university serving rural North Carolina that emphasizes excellence in teaching. The Department of Political Science and Public Administration serves several programs including a B.A. program with four different concentrations, an active contributor to a B.I.S. program in Public and Non-profit Management, and a Master of Public Administration program with four different concentrations.

Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:  Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in political science with a specialization in Native American Studies or American Indian Studies, hold a Ph.D. in Native American Studies or American Indian Studies with a specialization in political science or governance, or be ABD in either field with a clear date of completion. Provide evidence of being able to teach both on campus and online.

Special Instructions to Applicants:  

To apply, applicants must complete the application for employment form found at where they will be instructed to submit a CV, a writing sample, and a teaching portfolio that demonstrates competence in online teaching and in person, as well as past course evaluations (if applicable). Candidates selected after the first round of consideration will be asked to submit three letters of recommendation for consideration. For questions, please contact the chair of the search committee, Dr. Mary Ann Jacobs (

This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable) and credit history check (if applicable).

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

New employees are paid only by direct deposit to the financial institution of their choice. Candidates claiming Veterans Preference must attach a copy of their DD-214 as a part of the online application process.

UNC Pembroke is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibits discrimination against all individuals based on their age, race, color, genetic information, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and national origin. UNC Pembroke is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for our openings.