Job Details

University of Oregon
  • Position Number: 3098490
  • Location: Eugene, OR
  • Position Type: Liberal Arts - Political Science


Pro Tem Instructor (Political Science) - Open Pool


Job no: 529541
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 three professional references
    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.

    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 with expertise in American politics 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 275 Legal Process
    PS 302 States' Rights (and Wrongs)
    PS 349 Mass Media and American Politics
    PS 352 Political Parties and Elections
    PS 375 Race, Politics, and the Law
    PS 470 Constitutional Law
    PS 484 US Supreme Court
    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

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    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 http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

    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 uocareers@uoregon.edu or 541-346-5112.

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    To apply, visit https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/529541/pro-tem-instructor-political-science-open-pool






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