Visiting Lecturer, Research Methods, Department of Political Science

Texas, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Mar 29, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Political Science at TCU invites applications for a one-year lecturer position in Research Methods for the 2021-22 academic year. Preference will be given to candidates who will have completed the Ph.D. in Political Science and have demonstrated the capacity for excellence in the classroom and success as a teacher-scholar. The successful candidate will have a 4/4 teaching load, and the salary is competitive.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, transcript, a portfolio of teaching materials (including a teaching philosophy statement and a sample syllabus in an upper-level methods course), and a one-page diversity statement. All materials are to be submitted online at Three confidential letters of recommendation should be sent by recommenders or dossier service to finalists for the position will be asked either to submit a video of a teaching demonstration in front of students (approximately 45 minutes in length) or will be asked to give a teaching demonstration during an interview.

We will review applications on receipt and will continue until the position is filled. All questions regarding the application process may be directed to Human Resources at or 817-257-7790. Questions about the Department of Political Science may be directed to search committee chair, Dr. Grant Ferguson,

A selective teaching and research university with 10,000 students, TCU is a private, secular institution committed to academic freedom located in Fort Worth, Texas. Fort Worth, the 13th largest city in the United States and part of the nation’s fourth-largest metropolitan area, is a city of rich cultural endowments, including world-class museums and performing arts facilities, and has easy access to a major international airport. TCU has been recognized for nine consecutive years as one of the "Great Colleges to Work For" by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The TCU Political Science Department has sixteen full-time faculty with nearly 400 majors.  

TCU is dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status or any other basis protected by law.