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Adjunct Faculty, Government
Austin Community College District in Austin, Texas
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Date Posted January 17, 2020
Faculty-Liberal Arts-Political Science
Employment Type Part Time
Application Deadline Open until filled

General Statement of Job


To instruct students in Government courses in accordance with College policies and procedures.


Description of Duties and Tasks

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


  1. Instructs students in courses in the Government discipline. Provides learning activities that stimulate student involvement and encourage critical thinking.

  2. Serves on college-wide and departmental committees as needed.

  3. Maintains regular office hours to assist students; responds to students' emails and voice mails in a timely fashion; performs accurate assessment of student performance.

  4. Maintains professional competencies in the subject area and currency in instructional methodologies through professional associations and professional development.

  5. Meets departmental and College expectation in the evaluation and professional development process.

  6. May perform other related tasks as assigned by the Department Chair, Dean, and/or Executive Vice President.



Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.


  • Extensive knowledge of subject matter and relevant topics and issues in the teaching discipline.

  • Knowledge of effective instructional techniques and innovative modes of course delivery adaptable to a variety of learning styles.

  • Must be knowledgeable about and capable of using current technologies in the classroom and to convey online course content.

  • Understanding the comprehensive mission and philosophy of community colleges.

  • Sensitive issues relating to a diverse student body.

  • Principles and practices associated with Servant-Leadership.

  • Working cooperatively with colleagues.



Must possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.


  • Must demonstrate creativity and innovation in the field, service in the profession, and/or the community.

  • Effective planning, organizing, communication, and interpersonal skills including use of tact and discretion and the ability to meet deadlines.

  • Effectively assisting and assessing student learning.

  • Interacting with students of diverse backgrounds.

  • Being punctual for classes and office hours.

  • Maintaining an established schedule, including evenings and weekends, including possible multiple campus locations that may vary by semester.

  • Maintaining confidentiality of student information.


Technology Skills


  • Demonstrated proficiency using computer applications, online resources, and other technologies for the classroom and online learning as well as to develop and build course content and perform administrative duties (posting office hours, syllabi, grades, etc.).


Required Work Experience


  • None.


Preferred Work Experience


  •  Community college teaching experience.


Required Education


  • Educational requirements in accordance with SACSCOC accreditation standards: Master's degree in Government or Political Science, or a Master's degree plus 18 graduate semester hours in Government or Political Science. Jurisprudence Law is not eligible. SACSCOC requirements may differ depending on the courses taught within the discipline. For specific requirements by course, please see the current year Faculty Qualifications Table located at www.austincc.edu/facstaff/faculty-credentials.


Preferred Education


  •  PhD in Government or Political Science 


Special Requirements

Licenses/Certifications; Other


  •  Reliable transportation may be required for teaching in multiple campus locations


Physical Requirements


  • Work is routinely performed in a classroom or office setting.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with students and colleagues.




  • Work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.

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