Instructor – Political Science & Public Affairs

Western Carolina University


Position description

The primary location of this position is on the main Cullowhee, NC campus.

The Department of Political Science and Public Affairs at Western Carolina University is searching for a 9-month fixed-term instructor in Political Science, International Studies, or related field. The successful candidate will contribute to the department by teaching eight courses per academic year, including introductory classes and upper-level courses within the candidate’s area of specialization. A preference will be given to a candidate who can teach our undergraduate fundamentals of research methods two-course sequence. Competitive candidates will hold a doctorate in Political Science or a PhD in a related field from an accredited institution. Exceptional ABD candidates with a minimum of 18 credit hours in the academic field will also be considered. The position begins August 2022 and the salary is competitive. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Western Carolina University is a 12,000-student campus in the University of North Carolina system that offers more than 120 areas of study for undergraduates and more than 50 graduate-level programs. WCU is committed to the Boyer model of scholarship, the stewardship of place, integrated learning, and engagement. The campus is located in a beautiful mountain setting between the Great Smoky and Blue Ridge mountains, 50 miles west of Asheville, North Carolina, and only minutes from Cherokee, NC and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Minimum Qualifications: 
Doctorate in Political Science or a PhD in a related field from an accredited institution. Exceptional ABD candidates with a minimum of 18 credit hours in the academic field will also be considered.

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