Adjunct Instructor, Department of Culture, History & Politics (Continuous Recruitment)

William Peace University, Raleigh

William Peace University, Raleigh

People & HR
Raleigh, NC, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Positing Details

Position Information
Position Title: Adjunct Instructor, Department of Culture, History & Politics (Continuous Recruitment)
Posting Number: WPU0003017
University Information:

William Peace University is a nationally-ranked, award-winning institution located in one of the best cities in the United States in downtown Raleigh, NC. WPU provides a culture that values diversity, fosters an energized team environment, builds on our strengths, promotes creativity and innovation, and encourages inclusiveness, respect, and open communication by leading with our actions. Our mission is to prepare our students for careers in the organizations of tomorrow. The ideal candidate will have the ability to embrace the five core values, mission, and vision of William Peace University. Join our team and see why William Peace University was voted one of the Triangle’s Best Places to Work in 2017! Follow your passion and make an impact at WPU.

Department: Culture, History, and Politics
Purpose of Department:

The History, Culture, and Politics Department offers majors in:
• Anthropology (BA)
• Criminal Justice (BS and BA)
• History and American Studies (BA)
• Political Science (BA)
• Pre-Law (BA)
• Global Studies (BA)

The department also offers minors in Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Forensics, History and American Studies, Political Science, and Global Studies.

Anthropology Program Mission Statement:
In taking as its broad scope the totality of human qualities and experience, the anthropology major at William Peace University seeks to promote in students a better understanding of and appreciation for human diversity, to develop a global awareness and conscience, and, as a result of its inherently interdisciplinary nature, to help students integrate their knowledge in the natural and social sciences, and the humanities. Anthropology’s emphasis on experiential, field-based learning will provide rich opportunities for student engagement, discovery, and adventure, and, thus, not only challenge students to become lifelong learners and pursue meaningful careers, but also to lead and serve others.

Criminal Justice, Political Science, and Pre-Law Program Misson Statement:
Challenging students to an adventure of intellectual understanding in the areas of criminal justice and the law for the purpose of developing responsible leaders and ethical citizens. This major aims to develop within students the critical and analytical skills to study criminal justice and the law and to be able to articulate information regarding criminal justice and law.

Global Studies Program Misson Statement:
The Global Studies Program engages students in the interdisciplinary study of the world so that they can find meaningful careers in a global environment, and can become more ethical global citizens and leaders.

Summary of Position:

William Peace University is continuously seeking qualified scholars for adjunct faculty positions in the Department of Culture, History & Politics who have demonstrated commitment to the promotion of interdisciplinary work, teaching excellence, diversity, and possess a collaborative leadership style. The successful candidates should have knowledge of and experience in their selected teaching discipline, as well as experience with and the ability to use instructional technologies to support classroom activities.

Academic areas would include:
• Anthropology
• Criminal Justice
• History and American Studies
• Political Science
• Global Studies

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and are reviewed as vacancies arise within the department.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

Teaching assignments would include lecture and laboratory instruction in courses for the Department of Culture, History & Politics. Assignments may include classroom courses, online distance-education courses, or both. Depending on the department’s needs, selected candidates will be offered contracts to teach one or more course-sections for semester.

Minimum Qualifications:

• A Master’s degree in the teaching discipline, or a Master’s degree with a concentration in the teaching discipline (minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in discipline)
• A demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching
• Related work experiences in the field, professional licensure and certifications, honors and awards, continuous documented excellence in teaching, or other demonstrated competencies and achievements that contribute to effective teaching and student learning outcomes may be used to supplement academic credentials if warranted
• Established record of teaching excellence and demonstrated leadership experience.
• A minimum of two years of work experience required

Preferred Qualifications:

• Ph.D. in the teaching discipline
• 1-2 years teaching experience at the undergraduate level

Hours per week: Varies by course load
Job Posting Date: 01/30/2020
Priority Deadline: 12/18/2020
Priority Deadline Information:

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Please list the disciplines that you are interested in and qualified to teach at WPU. Discipline options would include: Anthropology, Criminal Justice, History and American Studies, Political Science, Pre-Law and Global Studies.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Teaching Evaluations