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Lecturer of Political Science

Sam Houston State University
Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 9, 2022
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
Lecturer of Political Science



FLSA status

Hiring Salary

Salary commensurate with education and experience.

Position Category

Position Type
Full-Time Non-Tenure Track

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dept of Political Science

Open Date


Refer Applicants To

Contact Name
Dr. Jason Enia


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

Contact Phone

Contact Email

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 nine-month, renewable, full-time, non-tenure-track Lecturer position starting in Fall 2023. The successful candidate will teach four courses per semester (90%) and engage in department service (10%).

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.

Educational Requirements for the Position

A Doctoral degree in political science from an accredited institution of higher education.
ABD candidates will be considered but they must have a PhD by the start date (August 2023).

Experience Required for the Position

The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability and desire to teach face-to-face and online courses related to public policy with a specific emphasis on environmental policy and politics. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate additional abilities and desire to teach face-to-face and online courses in at least one of the following specializations: Texas politics, research methods, or quantitative methods.

Other Requirements for the Position

Please submit the following:
• Cover Letter that identifies their interests, qualifications, and experience for the position.
• Current CV that includes, if applicable, a summary of previous teaching experience and format of each course taught (i.e., face-to-face, online, hybrid).
Allgraduate transcripts – unofficial transcripts will be accepted during the application process. However, the successful candidate must submit official transcripts documenting all post-secondary degrees.
• 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. Those without teaching evaluations, will need to upload a placeholder document in lieu of evaluations.
• Teaching statement, including a discussion of online pedagogy.
• If available, sample syllabi for relevant courses.
• Diversity statement discussing how the applicant would engage Sam Houston State University’s diverse student population and meet the College of Humanities and Social Sciences’ core goals.

Special Instructions Summary

The search committee will start to review applications on January 18, 2023. The application process will remain open until the position is filled. Please direct questions to Dr. Jason Enia

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

EEO Statement

EEO Statement

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action 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, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. 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. * 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
    • Association for Women in Science
    • TWC - Work in Texas
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Higher Ed Jobs
    • HERC - Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
    • SHSU Website
    • SHSU Employee
    • SHSU Recruiter
    • Other
  2. 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

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