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School of Politics and Global Studies
Tempe, Arizona
Posted Date
Aug 12, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Political Science & International Relations
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The School of Politics and Global Studies (SPGS) is pleased to invite applications for a full-time position, benefits eligible, non-tenure track faculty member at the rank of Lecturer. The anticipated start date is January 1, 2023. This is an academic-year position within the SPGS faculty on the Tempe campus. Subsequent annual renewal is desired, contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of resources, and the needs of the university.

SPGS seeks an applicant with a commitment to undergraduate teaching excellence to join its dynamic faculty. The primary responsibilities of the Lecturer will be to develop and teach in-person and online undergraduate courses on topics such as global studies, comparative politics, and international relations. A typical course load will consist of 4 classes per semester. Additional responsibilities holding office hours, mentoring, serving on committees, and assisting in curriculum development and extracurricular efforts to engage our undergraduate students.


Minimum qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. in a relevant field (Anthropology, Global/International Studies, Political Science, Sociology, or similar fields) by the time of appointment

 Desired qualifications:

  • Prior experience designing and teaching both in person and online courses
  • Expertise sufficient to teach courses in comparative politics and global studies, with a preference for background in international relations as well
  • Global experience (i.e. studying or working abroad)
  • Experience mentoring students
  • Demonstrated success in and/or plans for meeting the needs of diverse student populations and/or reaching out to diverse communities.

Application Instructions

The College values cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community.  

 To apply, candidates must submit application materials online to Interfolio at by September 21, 2022; if not filled, complete applications will be reviewed every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed. This is a paperless search; only electronic materials will be accepted. Submit  the following: 1) a letter of application stating qualifications, experience, and courses they are able to teach as outlined below 2) a complete curriculum vita, 3) the names and contact information for three references, 4) if available, syllabi and course-related material (including evaluations) for no more than two courses you have taught; and 5) a statement addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence.

 As part of the application letter, applicants should indicate which of the following courses they would be able and willing to teach (with the understanding that not all of these courses would necessarily need to be covered by the person hired). Candidates optionally may also list other undergraduate Global Studies (SGS) or Political Science (POS) courses that they feel qualified to teach, consulting the ASU course catalog at .

  • POS 150 Comparative Government
  • POS 160 Global Politics
  • SGS 101 Thinking Globally (introductory course in global studies)
  • SGS 204 Professional Global Career Development
  • SGS 304 Foundations of Cross-Cultural Awareness
  • POS 301/SGS 305 Empirical Political Inquiry
  • POS/SGS 401 Political Statistics

 Questions about this position should be directed to Sarah Ericson, Academic Personnel Specialist at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.
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