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Lecturer Full Time Temporary Economics and Public Policy

University of Washington Tacoma
Tacoma, Washington State
Posted Date
Aug 31, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Economics
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Division of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs of the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington Tacoma is hiring a temporary lecturer or lecturers in Economics and Public Policy for the 2022–2023 academic year. This position or positions are negotiable ranging from part-time to full-time depending on candidate availability and qualifications in addition to divisional needs. We are seeking economists to teach Introduction to Macroeconomics as well as upper division classes contributing to a major in Economics and Policy Analysis.

These are non-renewable positions, beginning September 16, 2022, that require teaching between three and seven classes over three quarters (with no more than four course preparations) and are contingent on funding. The teaching schedule will be determined collaboratively in consideration of the candidates’ expertise and Division needs. These are non-tenure track positions.

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 ( ).

Candidates must have experience teaching university-level courses as well as have a PhD or be ABD from a program in Economics or a closely related field. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or have visa status permitting employment in the United States.

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.

To apply, please submit the following to Interfolio:

  • A cover letter describing teaching interests and experience. Applicants should detail how their teaching has supported the success of students underrepresented in higher education, particularly students of color and first-generation students.
  • Curriculum vitae, including a list of courses taught;
  • A 1-page statement of teaching philosophy;
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as sample syllabi and/or evaluations);
  • Contact information for three references who can provide letters of recommendation.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Charles Williams at

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 ( 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 (

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Disability Services

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements and Information

Under Washington State Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.1, University of Washington (UW) workers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof thereof, or receive a UW-approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement will be a condition of any offer associated with this recruitment. For more information, please visit

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