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University of Oregon
  • Position Number: 2378940
  • Location: Eugene, OR
  • Position Type: Liberal Arts - Political Science

Pro Tem Instructor (Political Science) - Open Pool

Job no: 527660
Work type: Faculty - Pro Tempore
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Instruction, Political Science

Department: Department of Political Science
Rank: Instructor
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Review of Applications Begins
Applications will be reviewed as needs arise.

Special Instructions to Applicants
In addition to an online application, please provide:
  • A CV
  • A letter of application
  • Names and contact information for at least two professional references

    This pool is intended for AY 21-22. Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis, and screening of applications will take place as positions become available and continue until positions are filled.

    Please note the limitations on concurrent faculty employment and student status in the same department:

    Department Summary
    The Department of Political Science offers a broad range of courses organized in six traditional subfields of political science, each with their own designated faculty: comparative politics, formal theory and methodology, international relations, public policy, political theory, and U.S. politics.

    Our faculty employ diverse theoretical and methodological approaches but share the pursuit of meaningful answers to big questions with real-world implications. As a Political Science major or minor, students gain an in-depth understanding of how power, politics, and people converge.

    Position Summary
    The Department of Political Science at the University of Oregon seeks qualified applicants for its open instructor pool. The pool is for part-time, temporary, limited duration teaching appointments not to exceed one year, but with the possibility of renewal for up to a total of three years.

    Instructional assignments will be primarily for large introductory courses and may also include online and upper division courses.

    Assignments may include the following:
    PS 106 Power, Politics, and Inequality
    PS 206 Ethics, Identity, and Power
    PS 275 Legal Process
    PS 297 Intro to Environmental Politics
    PS 351 Democratic Dilemmas
    PS 372 Music and Politics
    PS 497 US Presidency

    Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis. Screening of applications will take place as positions become available and continue until positions are filled.

    Minimum Requirements
    Master's in Political Science or related field

    Professional Competencies
    Successful candidates will have professional experience, demonstrated ability or potential for quality teaching, and a commitment to working effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.

    Preferred Qualifications
    PhD in Political Science or related field
    Teaching and supervisory experience

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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