Lecturer in American Politics & Gov.
Job Description
The Department of Political Science at Sam Houston State University invites applications for a one-year renewable, full-time, non-tenure-track faculty position at the rank of lecturer beginning August, 2020. The successful candidate must have experience teaching face-to-face and online courses and must be credentialed to teach courses addressing legislative politics, voting behavior and elections, and quantitative methods. Preference will be given to candidates who also have experience involving students in community service learning projects, placing students in legislative internship positions, and working with local media. The teaching load for the position is four courses in both the fall and spring semesters. Summer courses are not included in the teaching load.
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.

Degree Requirements
Applicants must have a PhD in political science from an accredited university or institution of higher learning and have their degrees in hand at the time of hire.

Application Requirements
•Cover Letter
•Current CV
•All graduate transcripts, including master’s degree transcript(s) if applicable. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted during the application process. However, the successful candidate must submit official transcripts documenting all post-secondary degrees and coursework before hiring.
•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
•Teaching evaluations for the most recent semester of online and face to face courses
•Diversity statement discussing how the applicant would engage a diverse student population such as Sam Houston State University that meets the College of Humanities and Social Sciences core goals.

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EEO Statement
Sam Houston State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan 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, or gender identity. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code 51.215.

Please direct your questions regarding this position to Dr. Tamara Waggener.
Applications will not be accepted after February 21, 2020.

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Contact Information
Tamara Waggener
Sam Houston State University Political Science
1901 Avenue I, CHSS 490 SHSU Box 2149
Huntsville , 77341