Job Description:

  • The College of Southern Nevada (CSN) is currently seeking one (1) full-time tenure track political science instructor beginning Fall semester 2018.
  • Primary teaching assignment involves teaching a core course (Introduction to American Politics) but also Introduction to Comparative Politics, Introduction to International Relations, Survey of Political Theory and other courses as determined by department need.
  • Teach a minimum of 15 credit hours per semester and hold five office hours per week.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to participate in department and division (school) meetings, participate in college and department committees, and engage in participatory governance activities and other service activities.
  • The successful candidate is expected to assume leadership roles both within the assigned department and in the institution as a whole. In addition, the successful candidate is expected to engage in ongoing professional development.
  • Teaching assignments may be multi-campus with the possibility of day, evening, weekend, or online classes in accord with department needs.
  • Note: This position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin on 02/02/2018. For full consideration, all application materials should be received no later than 02/01/2018. In addition to submitting a complete application, applicants should submit, at a minimum, a cover letter addressing each aspect of the required and preferred qualifications, college transcripts, current curriculum vitae, a minimum of three (3) letters of recommendation and a sample syllabus for an introductory (survey) introductory American government course.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in political science from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Have a minimum of one year (two semesters) experience teaching college level introductory political science courses within the last three (3) years.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Possess an earned Ph.D. in political science from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Documented background and experience teaching college-level urban politics/urban studies courses.
  • Evidence of research in political science within the last three (3) years, which includes conference paper presentations or publications.
  • Evidence of an understanding and appreciation of the community college mission, and ability to design curriculum and learning activities that address diverse learning levels.
  • Background and experience in web-based and computer-aided instruction.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a culturally and educationally diverse student population.

Required Documents:
Required documents (Cover Letter, Resume, and Transcripts) must be attached directly to the ONLINE application. If you are unable to attach the required documents to your ONLINE application, you may send them to Human Resources via email hr.recruitment@csn.edu or fax to 702.651.5778.

SPECIAL NOTE: Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications. The search committee will use this information during the initial review of application materials.


  • Initial salary placement is based on educational level and total years of full-time equivalent teaching experience. A maximum of 10 years of experience will be considered for initial salary placement purposes.

For more details on this position, please visit our website at http://jobs.csn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=54141

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