The Department of Social Sciences seeks a full-time Instructor of Political Science. The position will be primarily responsible for the teaching and management of a redesign course model for sections ofGOVT2306 Texas Government. The position may be transitioned to 15 hours of undergraduate courses per semester inGOVT2306 or 2305 based on the instructional needs of the department. The position is based on the Stephenville campus and requires a Masters Degree in Political Science and redesign, hybrid and/or online teaching experience.
Responsibilities: -80% Teaching: Teach up to 5 courses per semester, implement and review effective teaching/learning processes, incorporating appropriate methodology, technology and other tools; Remain current in discipline and update course content when appropriate to reflect current levels of student knowledge in the discipline; Develop a system for ongoing evaluation of both teaching and learning, including expectations of student competency and student learning outcomes; Work in partnership with immediate supervisor through a formal system of evaluation of instruction to identify strengths and weaknesses and identify professional development activities to improve student learning.
-20% Service: Maintain appropriate schedule of office hours for student access and inquiry; Work in partnership with student success personnel on student advising and orientation. Participate in institutional service roles such as but not limited to, college committees, club sponsorship, advisory committees, student/faculty recruitment and mentoring of new and part-time faculty.
Education: -Masters Degree in Political Science
Experience: -Experience teaching redesign, hybrid and/or online courses; Experience teaching Texas or Federal Government
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: -Must be knowledgeable in the discipline. -Demonstrate the potential for effective instruction as evaluated by their peers, department head, and college dean.
Internal Number: R-000112
About Tarleton State University
With its main campus in Stephenville, an hour southwest of Fort Worth, Tarleton State University offers the value of a Texas A&M University System degree with its own brand of personal attention, individual opportunities, history, tradition and community. Tarleton is a vibrant learning community with nearly 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as a doctorate in education, within five colleges—Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Liberal and Fine Arts, and Science and Technology. Tarleton’s research centers include the renowned Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research and the Southwest Regional Dairy Center. Recent additions to the Stephenville campus consist of a state of the art Nursing Building, and a new $25 million living and learning residence hall for 500 students. Tarleton has extended the reach of state-supported, affordable education by expanding online undergraduate and graduate programs with classes in Waco, Midlothian and the Southwest Metroplex Center in Fort Worth. Tarleton offers a traditional, residential college experience with a lively campus atmosphere, intercollegiate athletics, dozens of student or...ganizations and cultural attractions. Students benefit from the personal attention, warmth and faculty interaction found at smaller, liberal arts institutions.
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