Assistant Professor (Political Science)

  • Prairie View A&M University
  • Prairie View, TX, USA
  • Mar 25, 2020
Full time   Political Science & International Relations

Job Description


Prairie View A&M University

Assistant Professor (Political Science)

Job Title
Assistant Professor (Political Science)

Prairie View A&M University

Dept Of Social & Political Science

Proposed Minimum Salary

Job Location
Prairie View, Texas

Job Type

Job Description

Primary duties include, but are not limited to, teaching general and advanced courses in the candidate's area of expertise; conducting funded research and producing scholarly work; providing service to the department and the university; seeking and receiving external funding to promote department activities and research; providing mentoring and advertisement to students; providing committee services for the department and university.

  • Teaches undergraduate level Political Science courses, submit attendance reporting, mid-term grades, and final grades among other teaching related duties.
  • Conducts research and produces scholarly work. Seeks sand receives external funding to promote department activities and research.
  • Provides mentoring to students, committee service for the department and university and perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:
  • Ph.D. in Political Science
  • Two (2) years of teaching or related experience

Job Posting Close Date:
  • Open Until Filled

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.
  • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Specialization in Comparative Politics, broadly defined, and expertise in all applicable theories
  • Two (2) years of teaching experience at the college level.
  • Ability to teach other subject areas.

Required Attachments:

Please attach all required documents listed below in the attachment box labeled as either “Resume/CV or Resume/Cover Letter” on the application. Multiple attachments may be included in the “Resume/CV” or Resume/Cover Letter” attachment box. Any additional attachments provided outside of the required documents listed below are considered optional.

Cover Letter

Resume or Curriculum Vitae

Application Submission Guidelines:

All applicants are required to apply via our Career Site on or before the closing date indicated on the job posting. Applicant inquiries received via email and websites such as Indeed, HigherEdJobs, etc. will not be considered unless the individual has applied to the available position via the PVAMU Career site.

The required documents listed in the above Required Attachments section must be attached to the application prior to the job closing date indicated to ensure full consideration for the application submitted. Please contact the Office of Human Resource on or before the closing date indicated above at 936-261-1730 or should you need assistance with the online application process.

Background Check Requirements:

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

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About Us
For more than 140 years, Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) has been igniting passion in its students. With an established reputation for producing engineers, nurses and educators, PVAMU offers baccalaureate degrees, master’s degrees and doctoral degree programs through nine colleges and schools. The University has an enrollment of more than 8,500 students. Designated an institution of “the first class” in the Texas Constitution, PVAMU is the second-oldest public institution of higher education in the state and a member of The Texas A&M University System. The University is dedicated to fulfilling its land-grant mission of achieving excellence in teaching, research and service.

PVAMU is conveniently located near the rapidly growing residential and commercial area known as the Northwest Houston Corridor. The developing Northwest Houston Corridor offers newly developed suburban communities, a variety of shopping and dining near the Houston Premium Outlets and is a short, 35-minute commute into downtown Houston. For more information, visit Your career opportunities with a “University of the first class” begins here!

Prairie View A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

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