Instructor, One Year Appointment, Department of Political Science



The Department of Political Science at Butler University invites applications for a full-time non-tenure-track instructor for a one-year appointment with possibility of renewal for a second year. Applicants should have expertise in politics and/or public policy in the United States and a strong commitment to excellent, inclusive undergraduate teaching. The successful candidate will teach an introductory American politics survey course, research and analysis methods (basic research design/methods), US Parties and Politics, and other courses aligned with their expertise, and will help build an inclusive learning environment for our increasingly diverse student population. We are particularly interested in candidates who could teach an introductory international politics survey course. This lecturer will teach four courses per semester, with no more than six distinct course preparations per year anticipated.

Review of applications is ongoing and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit the following to plsearch@butler.edu : a cover letter that highlights the applicant’s qualifications for this position and commitment to inclusive, excellent teaching and a curriculum vitae. Additional evidence of evidence of inclusive teaching excellence is welcome but not required at this stage. Applicants should have advanced to candidate or earned a doctorate in political science or a related field at the time of appointment. The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts and to consent to a background check prior to a final offer of employment and will start August 2021.

The Butler Political Science Program, distinctively grounded in a firm commitment to social justice, democracy, and human rights, engages students in the study and practice of politics to promote the collective good at the local, national, and global level. The program defines politics broadly as the formal and informal ways societies govern themselves. The program offers an innovative curriculum that crosses traditional disciplinary boundaries to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue positive social change. Political science alumni have pursued careers in electoral politics, teaching, law, government, journalism, business, and non-profit organizations, and have earned graduate and professional degrees in several fields.

Butler University is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of age, gender, gender identity, sex, race, religion, color, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, individuals with a disability, or any other legally protected category.

No sponsorship is available for this position.

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