Lecturer- Political Science - Utah Valley University in Orem Utah

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Utah Valley University

Orem, Utah

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Under the supervision of the Department Chair, teaches large section classes (150+ students) lower division curriculum in Political Science American Government and American Heritage and possibly upper division courses in area of specialization within department. Produces scholarly work and collaborates professionally with other faculty and staff to promote the general academic goals of the department and the college. Seeks ways to fulfill the guiding concepts of the college and university as embodied in the philosophy, mission, values and vision of the university.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from a regionally accredited institution with a doctorate degree in a related field to the coursework being taught or master’s degree plus two years of experience in a related discipline. Demonstrated successful teaching at the college or university level is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Ph.D in Political Science must be completed by the date of appointment.
Candidates must have a minimum of 2 years experience teaching large sections of 150+ students in a college/university setting and show evidence of commitment to teaching.
Maintains currency in fields of expertise/research/instruction.


Knowledge and skill in current instructional theory, methods, strategies, and techniques.
Knowledge of student management, motivation, and evaluation techniques.


Evidence skill as a successful teacher and researcher and commitment to professional development.
Demonstrated research skills.
Effective communication skills.


Effective instructional strategies and techniques in large section courses (150+ students).
Ability to manage, motivate, and evaluate students in upper and lower division courses.

Pay Range


Special Instructions to Applicants

Utah Valley University will be hiring two candidates from this posting.

Please include your experience in teaching large section (150+ student) classes in your cover letter.

Please list a minimum of three references. References may be contacted at some point during the screening and selection process.

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Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Lecturer / Instructor / Adjunct
Type of Faculty:Visiting / Adjunct
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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