Lecturer Full-Time Temporary International Law and Human Rights Deadline June 13, 2021

UW Tacoma School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Washington, United States
Competitive Salary
May 20, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Division of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs of the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (SIAS) at the University of Washington Tacoma is hiring a temporary full-time lecturer in International Law and Human Rights for the 2021-2022 academic year. Areas of specialization are open; however, the Division has specific needs for faculty capable of teaching undergraduate courses in international organizations, international law, international human rights and humanitarian law, comparative law and politics, and international relations. This is a nine-month non-renewable position, beginning September 16, 2021, that requires teaching seven courses over three quarters and is contingent on funding. This is a non-tenure track position.

In the Division of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs it is our belief that our intellectual community depends on the critical but collegial collaboration of diverse individuals from multiple communities of origin, immigration status, socioeconomic backgrounds, religious traditions, disabilities, ethnic and racial backgrounds, gender and sexual identities, and experiences with incarceration. You can learn more about the Division, the two majors and six minors we host from our website ( https://www.tacoma.uw.edu/politics-philosophy-public-affairs/pppa-home ).

UW Tacoma’s commitment to diversity is central to maintaining an atmosphere wherein students, staff, faculty and residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.


The successful candidate will teach courses that may include Introduction to International Relations or to Comparative Politics, Introduction to International Organizations, Politics and Law of International Human Rights, International Law, International Humanitarian Law, Comparative Law and Courts. The teaching schedule will be determined collaboratively in consideration of the candidates’ expertise and Division needs.

Candidates must demonstrate competence in teaching and have, at minimum, a Master’s degree or foreign equivalent in Political Science, International Studies, or closely related field. The candidate must be a U.S. citizen or have visa status permitting employment in the U.S.

Successful candidates are expected to engage with culturally diverse populations in higher education, integrate evidence-based and inclusive pedagogical techniques and technologies, and maintain high expectations for student learning.

Compensation is competitive with comparable positions and includes health insurance and retirement benefits.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit the following to Interfolio:

  1. A cover letter describing teaching interests and experience. Applicants should detail how their teaching, service, and/or creative work has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic fields; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UW Tacoma’s commitment to equity and inclusion;
  2. Curriculum vitae, including a list of courses taught;
  3. A statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as sample syllabi and/or evaluations); 
  4. Three letters of reference; 
  5. Candidates may be asked to submit additional materials such as recording of a teaching demonstration.

Applications received by  June 13, 2021 will be given priority.  Applications received after that date will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Michael Forman at forman@uw.edu

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint (http://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/). Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (https://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/FCG/FCCH24.html#2432).