Assistant Professor -Political Science & International Relations (Tenure-Track)

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Bethune Cookman University
Daytona Beach, FL
Jan 24, 2023
Feb 02, 2023
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Bethune-Cookman University

Job Title: Assistant Professor -Political Science & International Relations (Tenure-Track)

Reporting Structure: Department Chair

Division: College of Arts and Humanities

  • Teach classes in political science and social science department sharing concepts, principles, and theories
  • Prepare course materials such as syllabi, lecture notes, homework assignments, exams, or other instructional materials
  • Conduct research and publishing findings in peer-reviewed journals or other scholarly outlets
  • Advise students on their coursework and on long-term goals such as careers and graduate school applications
  • Develop new courses and update existing course material to meet changing student needs
  • Participate in academic conferences or workshops to present research results or collaborate with other professors on research projects
  • Advise students on academic issues such as choosing courses that will fulfill degree requirements or identifying appropriate academic advisors
  • Prepare and administer examinations, grading papers and transcripts, and provide feedback to students on their performance
  • Conduct research on current topics in the discipline of political science
  • Be prepared to sit on university-level committees as well as serve as advisor for student organizations

Required Skills/Abilities:
  • Must be able to communicate complex political theories and ideas to students in a way that is easy to understand.
  • Must also be able to communicate with students in a way that is engaging and encourages active learning.
  • Be familiar with the research methods used in their field.
  • Understand the different types of research methods, conduct research and interpret research results. Instruct their students on how to conduct research.
  • Analyze information and form conclusions.
  • Use critical thinking to interpret data and research, develop lesson plans and evaluate current political events.
  • Public speaking

Education and Experience:
  • A minimum of a master's degree in political science or related field (instructor level)

Preferred Skills, Experience and Education:
  • Ph.D. or other doctoral degree in Political Science or closely related degree

Physical Requirements:
  • Work in academic settings, such as colleges and universities.
  • Work a standard 40-hour workweek, may spend additional time preparing lectures and course materials, meeting with students, and conducting research.
  • May be required to publish scholarly articles and books to maintain or improve their status within the academic community.

This should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Bethune-Cookman University's rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, retaliation, marital status, religion or disability, or any other applicable local, state or federal regulation. Inquiries regarding provisions for persons with disabilities, equal employment opportunity and Title IX matters should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at 386-481-2049.

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