Instructor, Assistant Professor, or Associate Professor of Political Science


Website Hardin-Simmons University

The Cynthia Ann Parker College of Liberal Arts at Hardin-Simmons University (Abilene, Texas) is seeking an Instructor, Assistant Professor, or Associate Professor of Political Science.

The candidate’s primary academic field should be political science. A strong commitment to excellence in teaching and service is expected, and an ability to conduct scholarly work is desirable. This will be a 9-month, part-time faculty position on annual contract with enhanced compensation. The expected teaching load will be 2, 3-credit classes during the Fall and Spring semesters, in addition to the supervision of internship students.

A PhD in Political Science is preferred. Teaching experience is preferred. A master’s degree and at least 18 completed graduate credit hours in Political Science is required.

A successful applicant must also be able to:

– Teach courses in Political Science, including courses focusing on (1) American Government and (2) State and Local Government.

– Teach in a variety of formats, including face-to-face, hybrid, and online classes.

– Collaborate with other academic areas within the university, such as Criminal Justice, History, Philosophy, Psychology, and Social Work.

– Provide academic advising and mentoring of students, including students minoring in Political Science.

– Profess a Christian faith, maintain membership in a local congregation, and respect the values and distinctives central to the historically Baptist values of HSU.

Initial review of applications will begin in February 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start date is August 2023.

Candidates for this position should submit the following application materials via HSU’s Cornerstone Applicant Management System ( (1) Cover letter describing how the candidate fits the duties, responsibilities, and qualifications described for this position, (2) Current curriculum vitae (CV), (3) Evidence of teaching proficiency, (4) Statement of Christian faith, and (5) at least three letters of reference providing information as to how the candidate can fulfill the duties, responsibilities, and qualifications described for this position.

An application for this position consists of an HSU Application, a resume, curriculum vitae, statement of faith, references and transcripts.

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POSITION: Instructor, Assistant or Associate Professor of Political Science (Exempt; Part-Time/No Benefits)

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