Visiting Instructor -Political Science
Fort Lewis College invites applications for two Visiting Instructors of Political Science specializing in U.S. political institutions, public law, and/or environmental politics to serve for the 2021-2022 academic year. The successful candidates will teach four courses per semester for two semesters.
- J.D. or Masters, A.B.D., or Ph.D. in Political Science or related discipline.
- Ability to teach courses on U.S. politics.
- A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.
- Ph.D. in Political Science or related field by August 2021.
- Experience teaching underrepresented populations.
- Record of excellent college-level teaching.
- Proven engagement with best teaching practices and innovative instructional design/technologies.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Teach four undergraduate courses per semester of some subset of the following classes: U.S. National Government, U.S. Public Policy, Introduction to Environmental Politics, Congress vs. Presidency, Introduction to Criminal Justice, and Constitutional Law, as well as an upper-level course in the successful candidates’ areas of expertise.
- Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.
- Demonstrate a commitment to student success in the classroom, during office hours, through mentoring political science students, and by supervising undergraduate research projects.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that an employee can expect while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Moderate noise (i.e. business office with computers, phone, and printers, light traffic).
- Ability to sit at a computer terminal for an extended period of time.
Salary is $40,000 plus a comprehensive benefits package.
A complete application packet includes:
- Cover letter addressing interest and qualifications for position
- Include details regarding how your course design and personal and professional experiences allow you to encourage a learning environment grounded in equity and inclusion. “How do you envision contributing to Fort Lewis College’s commitment to equity and inclusion?”
- Curriculum vitae
- Names and contact information for three current, professional references
Submit materials as one PDF file via email to:
Application materials received by July 25, 2021, will receive full consideration.
Position will remain open until filled.
The successful candidate will be required to submit original, official college transcripts,
and pass a background check.
The College and the Community
Fort Lewis College, a public institution located in Durango, Colorado, offers degree programs in arts, business, education, health fields, humanities, social and natural sciences, and teacher education. Our inspiring mountain campus is located atop a scenic mesa overlooking historic Durango and situated between the San Juan Mountains and the desert Southwest. We are committed to accessible and high-quality baccalaureate education, and our hallmarks are remarkably close relationships between students and faculty, the freedom of intellectual exploration, and the challenge of experiential learning. Our 3,400 students come from 48 states, 17 countries, with 36% Native American and Alaska Native backgrounds, and 11% Hispanic backgrounds. Durango is a thriving multicultural community of 18,500 set along the beautiful Animas River Valley. Averaging 300 sunny days per year, the community is known for its outdoor lifestyle and friendly, festive atmosphere. Durango is also the cultural and economic hub of the Four Corners region, rich in dining, shopping, and entertainment, and linked with airline service to hubs in Denver, Phoenix, and Dallas.
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