Political Science Instructor

  • Glendale, CA, USA
  • Nov 20, 2023
Full time Education

Job Description

Political Science Instructor


Glendale Community College


Salary: $65,951.00 - $91,306.00 Annually


Job Number: 00851-2023


Location: Glendale, CA


Department: Social Science Division


Closing: Continuous



Position is open until filled. First review date: December 4, 2023

Applications received after the first review date may or may not be advanced in the process for further consideration.


This is a full-time, tenure track, 10 month-per-year classroom teaching assignment in the Division of Social Sciences. The current teaching load is 15 instructional hours per week. Members of the full-time faculty will hold five office hours per week and are expected to devote as much time as necessary to perform the professional responsibilities of the position. Participation in professional activities, curriculum development, and campus committees is required. The teaching assignment may include courses offered in either onsite, online and hybrid format, evening and/or Saturday classes.


Start Date: Fall 2024


Examples of Duties

Teach courses in Political Science using various teaching methods including demonstrations, active learning strategies and lecture.


Maintain records of attendance, census, grades, etc.


Maintain regular posted office hours and be accessible to students.


Provide an environment conducive to effective learning.


Assist in the development and implementation of curriculum, policies, and procedures for the program.


Participate in campus governance and professional activities (e.g. committees, scheduling, leadership positions, faculty meetings, etc.)


Participate in staff development and continuing education activities that are designed to maintain and develop currency in the field, pedagogy (for traditional and online teaching and learning), and student support strategies, especially as they relate to student equity initiatives.


Work to achieve the college's Institutional, Program, and Student Learning Outcomes in support of Glendale Community College's Mission Statement.


Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with all employees and others encountered in the course of work.

Demonstrate a sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.


Performs other instructional-related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

Master's in political science, government, or international relations




Bachelor's in any of the above


AND Master's in economics, history, public administration, social science, sociology, any ethnic studies, Juris Doctorate (J.D.) or Legum Baccalaureus (LL.B.)


OR the equivalent.


Desirable Qualifications:


Experience teaching American and California government courses at the college or university level.


Experience teaching courses in comparative politics courses at the college or university level.


Experience teaching regional studies courses at the college or university level.


Experience coordinating co-curricular and extra-curricular activities (i.e., Model United Nations) related to political science at the college level.


Experience in curriculum development.


Knowledge about or experience working with students who are underrepresented in higher academia, with the goal of reducing equity gaps.


Teaching experience that reflects innovative pedagogy, including active learning and culturally responsive teaching practices.


Experience with the development and teaching of distance education classes.


Additional Information

Salary, Health and Welfare Benefits

Starting salary is from $65,951 to $91,306 per year depending upon education and experience. Step placement within the appropriate column is determined by Article VIII of the Glendale College Guild, Local 2276, Collective Bargaining Agreement. Additionally, information regarding health and welfare benefits may be found in Article XI.


Application Process

This position requires the following documents to be attached to your online application in order to be considered:


• Current resume

• Cover letter that addresses minimum and desirable qualifications

• Scanned copy of official transcripts with required degree(s) must be submitted. Foreign transcripts and degrees require official certification of equivalency to U.S. transcripts and degrees by a certified U.S. review service at the time of application and must identify graduate level coursework.


Your application and any required attachments must be submitted by December 4, 2023. Applications with incomplete information (i.e. statements such as "see resume") or missing documents will not be considered. Additional documents not requested in the announcement will not be reviewed.


If selected, First Round Interview dates are proposed for February 12 - 15, 2024.

If selected, Final Interview dates are proposed for February 21 - 28, 2024.


Travel Reimbursement


Contingent on funding and eligibility, successful candidates selected for a face-to-face interview may be eligible to request partial reimbursement of travel expenses. Please contact the office of Human Resources for more information.


Position Funding

This position is offered contingent upon funding. GCCD reserves the right to extend, withdraw, and/or reopen this position at any time. Additional openings, for the same position, which become available prior to the end of the hiring process may be filled by qualified applicants that applied to this job announcement.



GCCD does not sponsor visas.


Commitment to Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

GCCD is committed to employing administrators, faculty, and staff members who are dedicated to student success. GCCD recognizes that diversity in the academic environment fosters cultural awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for all students.


GCCD is committed to hiring processes that support equal opportunity, diversity, and provide equitable consideration for all candidates as required in federal and state law. To find out more about GCCD, please visit our website at glendale.edu


AccommodationsIf accommodations are needed for the application process in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, please inform Human Resources. Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities with Glendale Community College District.


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