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Adjunct Faculty, Politics and International Relations - Roger Williams University

Roger Williams University
Bristol, RI
Closing date
Jul 16, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty / Professor / Lecturer
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University

In the School of Social and Natural Sciences, the Department of Politics and International Relations is seeking part-time adjunct instructors to teach POLSC 350: Political Theory on Tuesday/Friday from 2:00-3:20. Other classes, including POLSC 100: Introduction to American Politics, might be available in future semesters.

Essential Duties
  • Prepare meaningful lectures and class activities for the full duration of the published class time for each class period according to academic calendar;
  • Create a syllabus that meets the Provost's Syllabus Checklist requirements;
  • Create assessment activities that support the stated learning outcomes for the course;
  • Address student questions in a timely and helpful manner;
  • Use Bridges (Sakai) Learning Management System and other technology to enhance student learning;
  • Support and follow University policies and procedures;
  • Submit grades and materials for assessment projects on or before stated deadlines;
  • Communicate student concerns with Department Chair in the program.

  • Master's degree in Political Science or related field
  • Experience teaching American government and politics

Preferred Qualifications
  • Ph.D. (ABD) or Ph.D.
  • Experience with active learning and other innovative pedagogical models

At the University's discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the University, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.

Additional Information:

Roger Williams University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workforce. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable state and federal law. For information on our Non-discrimination policy, visit here.

RWU prohibits all forms of discrimination on the basis of sex in its education programs and activities and is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) and its implementing regulations not to discriminate in such a manner. Complaints of Title IX sexual harassment should be reported to the Title IX Coordinator at the contact information listed below. Details regarding the formal complaint process can be found here: Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy and Procedures. All complaints of sexual harassment will be taken seriously and responded to promptly. TITLE IX COORDINATOR: Dr. Jen Stanley, 1 Old Ferry Road, Bristol, RI 02809 / Phone Number: (401) 254-3123 /Email Address:

Salaries for new hires at Roger Williams University usually fall between the minimum and midpoint salary ranges.

Application Instructions:

Please attach a resume, cover letter (including your area of expertise), and a list of three (3) professional references.


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