Position Information

General Information

Position Number 003790
Working Title Lecturer
Classification Title 9-Mo Non-Tenure Track Faculty
College Col Liberal Arts & Science (Col)
Department Political Science and Public Administration
Position Designation Faculty
Employment Type Permanent - Full-time
Months per year 9
Primary Purpose of Department

The Department of Political Science & Public Administration at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte engages in the interdisciplinary study of politics and governance in the United States and around the globe. Its mission is to provide education and training for undergraduate and graduate students; to conduct scholarly and applied research to advance the discipline; to facilitate a robust intellectual environment that values diversity, collegiality, and creativity; and to promote the service and community engagement missions of the university. Through this mission, we seek to send students into the community who can think analytically, contribute to an informed civil society, and employ their skills in the workplace.

Vacancy Open to All Candidates
Description of Work

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte recognizes the differentiation of mission, goals, and objectives inherent in the diversity of disciplines represented by its colleges and departments. Thus, the Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Non-Tenure Track Faculty should be interpreted in the context of the related departmental and collegiate teaching goals.

Teaching – Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to teaching may include but are not limited to: subject matter competence, course design, course presentation, and grading student work.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte Department of Political Science and Public Administration invites applications for an open-field permanent Lecturer position in Political Science. The nine-month non-tenure track position begins Fall 2018.

Required qualifications include: Ph.D. in Political Science or a related field; excellent teaching ability; and a commitment to teaching in a diverse environment.

The 4-4 course load will include teaching two sections per year of LBST 2301 Critical Thinking and Communication, a new general education requirement, in addition to courses in the major. The Critical Thinking course topic is at the discretion of the instructor, though the small classes will emphasize communicating in the political science discipline.

Minimum Experience/Education

UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned masters and/or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience

Candidates with prior teaching experience and the ability to teach a broad array of introductory classes are preferred, as is the ability to teach undergraduate research methods.

Necessary Licenses/Certifications
Special Notes to Applicants

Review of applications will begin January 17, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically to https://jobs.uncc.edu.

Please attach the following documents with your electronic application:

(1) letter of application outlining your teaching philosophy, including teaching experience, related to the qualifications outlined above
(2) curriculum vitae
(3) a copy of graduate transcript
(4) evidence of teaching effectiveness
(5) complete contact information for references

In addition, three letters of recommendation should be sent either electronically in PDF format or by regular mail. All letters must be addressed to John Szmer, Lecturer Search Committee Chair, UNC Charlotte, 9201 University City Blvd, Fretwell 435F, Charlotte, NC 28223 or jjszmer@uncc.edu. Any questions should be directed to Dr. Szmer.

Finalists will be asked during their screening interview to discuss how the topics of diversity and inclusion are incorporated into their teaching.

As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups.

The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree.

The candidate chosen for this position will be subject to a criminal background check.

Job Open Date 12/18/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled No
Date Review of Applications will Begin 01/17/2018
Proposed Hire Date 08/15/2018
If time-limited, please indicate appointment end date
Contact Information

John Szmer
Political Science & Public Administration Lecturer Search Committee Chair
UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28223
Any questions should be directed to Dr. Szmer.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
  2. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
  5. Contact Information for References
Optional Documents