Senior Lecturer - Political Science

  • University of Texas Permian Basin
  • Odessa, TX, USA
  • Mar 29, 2024
Full time Political Science & International Relations

Job Description


Senior Lecturer - Political Science

Hiring Department

The University of Texas Permian Basin's College of Arts & Sciences welcomes applications for the position of Senior Lecturer for Political Science


Salary Range


$57,000.00 depending on qualifications


Essential Functions

The person hired will be one of 11 full-time faculty in the Department. The teaching load is normally a 5:5 for a Senior Lecturer. Summer teaching may be possible and would result in additional pay beyond the base salary listed above for the Fall and Spring semesters combined.

They will teach a mix of online and face to face courses. Should be able to teach a wide variety of political science courses. Must be able to teach American National Politics, and State and Local Politics. Should be able to teach some of the following courses:Judicial Politics, Congressional Politics, Research Methods, Presidential Politics, International Conflict, Administrative Law, Campaigns and Elections, Misinformation and Conspiracy Theories in American Politics, and a Policy & Politics course focused on an area such as Energy, Homeland Security, State and Local Economic Development, Education, Criminal Justice, Global Migration and Refugees. Other courses of interest to the new faculty member will be considered.

  • Provide academic advising to students
  • Provide support to students in need of academic improvement
  • Engage in some Service to the university, college, and department
  • Actively participate in the department's expansion
  • Perform other reasonable assignments as needed for the advancement of the undergraduate political science program.

Required Qualifications

1.Masters Degree or Doctorate in Political Science or closely related field

2.Significant teaching experience

Preferred Qualifications

1.Doctorate in Political Science

2.Experience in online course development.

3.Experience in teaching online and face to face courses.

4.Willingness to relocate to the Permian Basin area

Additional Information

Required Application Materials


1. Cover Letter
2. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
3. List of References
4. Teaching Philosophy Statement
5. Transcripts (Preferred)
6. Letters of Recommendation (Preferred)


Conditions of Employment


1. The job description is not a complete list of all responsibilities and duties performed by employees. Employees may perform other related duties as assigned by their immediate supervisor.
2. Employment is subject to an introductory period to monitor employee performance.
3. Once hired, the prospective employee must present documentation within three (3) days of the hire date to establish their identity and employment eligibility as required by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Applicants must be able to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States by time of hire. UTPB participates in e-Verify.
4. Employees must be able and willing to travel and perform duties away from campus as necessary and must be able to operate a licensed motor vehicle, have access to a dependable motor vehicle, and possess a valid state driver's license. Must have and maintain a satisfactory driver's record.
5. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.
6. UT Permian Basin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.




Generally, the normal work hours for the university are Monday through Thursday, 7:30 - 5:30 pm; Friday, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm with a one-hour lunch. The individual holding this position may need to be available early morning, evening, and on weekends to meet the needs of the department. Faculty hours may differ based on class schedule and department need.


Standard Working Conditions


1. Able to lift various materials up to 25 pounds on an occasional basis.
2. Able to bend, crouch, and reach continuously.
3. Physically able remain seated, frequently to continuously.
4. Able to remain standing up to 15% of the time.
5. Possesses dexterity abilities required to perform job duties including extensive keyboard work, operating office equipment, performing filing, and other job-related responsibilities that include extensive wrist and hand movement.
6. Standard working conditions may differ depending on department and occupation.


University Benefits


1. UT Permian Basin offers an excellent compensation package including heath, retirement, & fringe benefits for eligible employees.
2. Coverage includes medical, prescriptions, life insurance, AD&D, and matching retirement provided by UTPB.
3. You may also be eligible to add dental, vision, family coverage, & flex-spending accounts, additional retirement, and a few other coverages as options too.
4. Fringe benefits include tuition reimbursement (after one year of service), wellness breaks, employee assistant program (EAP), and meal deals, among other perks and discounts!
5. Our benefits package, along with an ample leave policy, make for a great total compensation package.


About the University


The University of Texas Permian Basin is located in Odessa, Texas. It was authorized by the Texas Legislature in 1969 and founded in 1973. The Permian Basin is one of the fastest-growing, culturally vibrant, economically invigorated regions of the country - full of industry, culture, and wide-open spaces. At the academic heart of this area sits The University of Texas Permian Basin - which every year, delivers smart, savvy leaders across the U.S.


As a regional, comprehensive institution, The University of Texas Permian Basin serves a diverse community of students from the region, the state, and beyond. Through excellence in student-centered teaching, learning, research, and public service, the University cultivates engaged citizens and impacts lives while advancing the technology and public interests of West Texas.


Our vision is that the University of Texas Permian Basin will be an innovative, responsive university that thinks large and lives local. We will lead in advancing education, research, economic competitiveness, and cultural enrichment.
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