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Adjunct Instructor - Political Science 

Open Date 7/3/2019  
Classification Adjunct  
Department Political Science  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
System Job Title Adjunct  

POSITION SUMMARY: For Fall 2019, we are hiring an adjunct instructor to teach an introductory course on American government.

Course catalog description: The American Political System. Operation of American political processes and governmental institutions. Political culture of American democracy, political philosophy of the Constitution, relationship between organization of the economy and political power, linkages between mass public and governing elites, and operation of institutions of national government.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: This is a liberal arts course and requires appropriate reading and writing assignments.

The deadline for applications is August 15, 2019

All positions are subject to budget availability.

QUALIFICATIONS: ABD or PhD in Political Science, specialization in American Government and Politics, with undergraduate teaching experience in introductory American government courses.

TO APPLY: Qualified candidates should attach a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript, one set of recent course evaluations (if available), and one intro to American government syllabus (if available) to their online application by clicking "Apply Now". Candidates should also arrange to send one (1) letter of recommendation to Please attach documents as a PDF file.

Review of the applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. (Moravian College will not sponsor applicants for this position for a U.S. work visa).


  • Occasionally required to remain seated in a normal position for long periods of time

  • Regularly required to walk about

  • Regularly required to maintain balance while walking, standing, crouching, or running

  • Routinely required to reach up and out with hands and arms

  • Regularly required to talk and hear; verbally express information or instructions

  • Regularly required to use hands to grasp objects, type, pick up objects, move objects, or hold objects

  • Routinely required to stoop, kneel, crouch, and/or crawl

  • Regularly required to climb stairs and/or ladders

  • Occasionally required to lift up to 25 pounds and carry a distance of 10 feet

  • Occasionally required to push and/or pull up to 25 pounds a distance of 10 feet

  • Routinely required to stand for long periods of time

  • Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less)

  • Depth perception and the ability to judge distances and spatial relationships

  • Adjustable focus

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of this job. The individual is routinely exposed to indoor conditions, minimum outdoor weather and temperature extremes, and moderate noise level.

The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.

About the Organization Moravian College is the nation's sixth-oldest college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania offering undergraduate and graduate degrees that blend liberal arts with professional programs. For more than 275 years, the Moravian College degree has been preparing students for reflective lives, fulfilling careers, and transformative leadership in a world of change. Moravian College is a member of The New American Colleges and Universities (NAC&U), a national consortium of selective, small to mid-size independent colleges and universities dedicated to the purposeful integration of liberal education, professional studies, and civic engagement. Visit to learn more about how the Moravian College focus on education for all prepares its students for life-long success.

Moravian College is committed to enhancing the diversity of our community, recognizing that to provide a diverse learning environment is to prepare students for personal and professional success in an increasingly multicultural and global society. The College community understands that it shares a responsibility for generating and preserving a learning environment where difference is valued, and inclusiveness and social justice are practiced.

EOE Statement Moravian College is an equal opportunity employer valuing diversity and encouraging individuals from under-represented populations to apply. EOE  
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