Olympic College is recruiting to fill one full-time tenure-track Political Science faculty position to teach American Government and other appropriate Political Science courses starting Spring Quarter of 2019.

Essential Functions

Essential Functions

  • Teach primarily American Government course(s) in accordance with college catalog, schedule of classes, course outlines, course syllabi, and any departmental guidelines, as well as other Political Science courses regularly offered;
  • Teach evening, distance, and branch campus courses when required;
  • Provide quality teaching including related preparation, grading, and record keeping;
  • Provide class syllabi to students enrolled in classes and to the division office as requested;
  • Provide academic advising and assessment for students;
  • Contribute to development of Political Science curriculum and student learning outcomes;
  • Maintain physical office hours for student consultation;
  • Attend faculty, department and division meetings and serve on college committees;
  • Perform other related duties as assigned and/or required.

QualificationsMinimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Political Science or closely related field from an accredited college or university.;
  • Significant graduate coursework in American Government (minimum of 15 qtr credit hours);
  • Teaching experience
  • Intermediate computer competency.
  • Experience using technology to assist in instruction and information literacy.

Successful candidates will be able to:

  • Teach American Government classes on a regular basis;
  • Teach (preferably) State and Local Government, and at least two of any of the following courses (Introduction to Political Science, International Relations, and Political Theory);
  • Impart excitement, and enthusiasm towards course content and the educational experience;
  • Utilize a variety of methods and modes of instruction to ensure student success;
  • Demonstrate a commitment to teaching diverse students with various education, age and language backgrounds;
  • Foster a climate of multi-cultural understanding and appreciation;
  • Demonstrate success working with individuals and groups representing a wide range of diverse cultural, socio-economic and political persuasion backgrounds as well as military veterans;
  • Demonstrate success incorporating accessibility and special needs accommodations via course materials and classroom activities;
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing in the classroom and with other professionals to maintain effective working relationships;
  • Collaborate successfully with colleagues, staff and students as part of an educational team;
  • Incorporate the use of technology in the delivery of course content and services, including use of a learning management system (ability to teach online and/or hybrid desired);
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to the Olympic College mission, diversity, and a learning-centered climate.

Conditions of Employment

  • Successful completion of a criminal history background check.
  • May require evening, weekend, and branch campus teaching assignments;

Additional InformationTerms of Employment:
This is a full-time, tenure track faculty position contracted on an annual basis. Placement on the faculty salary schedule will be commensurate with educational background and experience. The salary will be prorated to reflect the actual contract days remaining in the academic year.A collective bargaining agreement exists, and membership in the Olympic College Association for Higher Education(AHE)or payment of a service fee is required.Flexibility is required to meet the needs of the department. Evening, weekend,and off campus assignments may be a part of the instructional load. Degrees must be from accredited colleges or universities recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and verified by National Student Clearinghouse.

Application Process
To be considered, complete the following required application. materails

  • Olympic College Online Application
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy in a learning-centered, diverse environment (not to exceed 75O words)
  • Unofficial copies of college transcripts. Official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate.

For technical support, contact NEOGOV at 877-204-4442 between 6am and 6pm Pacific Time, Monday-Friday.All application materials become the property of Olympic College.
Corrected or extended notices for this recruitment will be posted on theCollege web site.

Olympic College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator