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Professional Faculty - Political Science Instructor

Washtenaw Community College
Job Location:
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Political Science
Anticipated date of appointment is August 2022. Initial annual salary range approximately $61,018 – $79,613 depending on education and work-related experience; base load of 32 weeks/160 days/450 student contact/clock hours per academic year. See Total Rewards Faculty Brochure for complete list of benefits offered.

Position Summary: The Political Science Instructor position is a full-time faculty position that includes instruction, office hours and contributions to the college community to create an innovative and engaging learning environment.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities: Using the master syllabus for each course, perform effective instruction in on-campus, virtual class, and online modalities.

Lead faculty for the following courses:
  • PLS 112: Introduction to American Government
  • PLS 220: Politics and the Media
  • PLS 250: Campaigns and Elections
In addition to the lead faculty role, the Political Science Instructor will:
  • Be committed to online teaching and learning which includes following pedagogical standards for quality course development/instruction.
  • Participate actively in curriculum planning and development and develop course materials
  • Work with other faculty and administrators in the promotion and marketing of division programs and/or collaborative programs.
  • Participate actively in department, division, and general faculty meetings, applicable College committee activities, and in other areas of College service.
  • Participate in learning outcomes assessment at the course and general education levels
  • Schedule, supervise, debrief, and evaluate students in internship, field experience, and similar settings as appropriate for the course or program
  • Be available to students via email, phone, online, or in-person.
  • Meet all classes and other scheduled responsibilities such as office hours and meetings at designated times.
  • Manage relationships with key transfer institutions and recommend strategies to maintain articulation and activities/initiatives that encourage student completion.
  • Mentor part-time faculty teaching courses within the Department.
  • Maintain an active program of professional development related to institutional objectives

Hours vary based on class schedules. All professional instructors have a year-round professional responsibility to the College. The professional instructor’s base load responsibilities shall consist of (1) teaching/teaching preparation; (2) development and review (including curriculum, teaching methods, learning technologies); (3) department and institutional work (such as student outcomes assessment, curricular improvement), (4) student recruitment and student guidance, and (5) professional development.

Minimum Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Earned Master’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution in Political Science or related area with minimum of 18 graduate credits in Political Science required. JD with significant professional experience in government may be considered in lieu of above degrees.
  • Successful college-level teaching experience.
Additional Preferred Qualifications:
  • Successful community college-level teaching experience.
  • Evidence of successful course development and outcomes assessment experience.
  • Two or more years of successfully college teaching.
  • Ability to teach successfully in multiple modalities: in-person, online, and virtual class.
  • Certification or training in online teaching.
  • Evidence of professional contributions/service to a college or to related learned societies.
  • Experience of effective teaching with diverse students; successful collegial experience with a diverse faculty and staff.
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