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Pro Tem Instructor (Political Science) - Open Pool

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Work type: Faculty - Pro Tempore
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Instruction, Political Science, Social Science

Department: Political Science
Rank: Instructor
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Review of Applications Begins
Applications will be reviewed as need arises

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please apply online with a CV, cover letter describing teaching experience, academic transcripts, sample syllabi, teaching evaluations (if available), and three 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.

Position Summary
The Department of Political Science at the University of Oregon seeks qualified applicants 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.

Potential areas of expertise include politics of law and political theory. Courses assignments might include the following:
PS 206 Ethics, Identity, and Resistance
PS 275 Legal Process
PS 302 States' Rights
PS 310 Roots of Democracy
PS 312 Shadows of Modernity
PS 350 Politics & Film
PS 375 Race, Politics, and the Law
PS 470 Constitutional Law
PS 484 US Supreme Court

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
A J.D. or Ph.D. in Political Science or related field is required.

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.

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

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

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.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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