Lecturer in Political Science

Washington, United States
Competitive Salary
Feb 23, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Political Science Department at Gonzaga University in Spokane WA, invites applications for a one-year, fixed term, non-tenure-track faculty position for the academic year 2021-2022 in the field of American politics. Candidates should be committed to pursuing excellence in teaching and promoting an inclusive learning environment.  The teaching load is 4 courses per semester and the successful candidate will teach 2-3 sections per semester of Introduction to American Politics as well as 1-2 upper divisions courses related to their research specialization.  We are especially interested in candidates who explore issues relevant to traditionally marginalized communities such as immigrants, refugees, or racial and sexual minorities in their teaching. The ability to teach courses on the Presidency and/or Congress is a plus. The Political Science Department at Gonzaga University is committed to building an intellectually vibrant and culturally inclusive community for our students, faculty, and staff.

 Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Political Science. ABDs considered, with the expectation that degree is in hand by August 1, 2021.
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness, including the ability to effectively respond to the academic needs of learners from diverse backgrounds.
  • Experience using classroom strategies and pedagogies to advance equity and inclusion.

Job Duties:

  • Teach four courses per semester, including Introduction to American Politics (POLS 101), courses required for the POLS major and minor, and electives in the candidate’s areas of expertise.
  • Support the department, university, and discipline through service and other forms of academic citizenship.

Application Process:

To apply, please visit our website at www.gonzaga.edu/jobs. Applicants must complete an online application and electronically submit (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a one-page teaching philosophy that includes evidence of teaching effectiveness and responsiveness to the needs of diverse learners, and experience using equitable and inclusive classroom strategies and pedagogies, (4) unofficial copies of graduate school transcripts, and (5) the names and email addresses for three persons who will be writing letters of recommendation (letters will be requested when finalists are selected).  The position closes on March 24, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. PST.  For assistance with your online application, please contact Human Resources at (509) 313-5996. Direct other inquiries to Dr. Stacy Taninchev, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science, taninchev@gonzaga.edu.

 Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution, and is therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive mission: Gonzaga University is a committed EEO/AA employer and diversity candidates are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their disability status and/or protected veteran status.   

For information on our mission, please visit:  https://www.gonzaga.edu/about/our-mission-jesuit-values/mission-statement.

Gonzaga University is located in Spokane, Washington, on the ancestral homelands of the Spokane Tribe of Indians. The second largest city in Washington state, Spokane boasts a vibrant art community and a range of exciting restaurants, with several ski resorts and other outdoor recreational areas within driving distance. Gonzaga University is ranked in the top 100 National Universities by U.S. News and World Report.