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Lecturer, American Politics

Bentley University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 5, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, American Studies
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Bentley University

Job Description Summary
The Global Studies Department at Bentley University-a private, business-oriented university with a strong commitment to the arts and sciences-invites applications for a full-time Lecturer in American Politics to begin July 2023. The successful candidate will teach introductory courses in American Government as well as upper-level courses corresponding to their area of expertise and current course offerings. While not required, we welcome applications from candidates whose teaching and research explore U.S. political institutions (e.g., Congress or the Presidency) and/or U.S. public policy (e.g., health policy, environmental policy, disability policy, and social welfare policy). This non-tenure track position carries a 4-4 teaching load at the undergraduate level during the contract year. The successful candidate will be asked to contribute to our two departmental majors, Public Policy and International Affairs. Faculty with Black, Indigenous and other underrepresented identities are especially encouraged to apply.

We seek a colleague with a strong commitment to excellence in teaching. The successful candidate will use innovative, experiential, and inclusive pedagogies to facilitate greater diversity and inclusion at Bentley University while amplifying the department's commitment to anti-racist work both inside and outside of the classroom.This position offers opportunities to be an active and engaged member of a collegial, multidisciplinary department while working in a dynamic campus environment in suburban Boston. We value collaboration with faculty in other departments and have a particularly strong record of engagement across disciplines though initiatives and centers like theJeanne & Dan Valente Center for Arts & Sciencesas well as theBentley Health Thought Leadership Network.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in Political Science, Public Policy, Public Administration, or a closely related field required. Requirements for doctoral degree must be confirmed prior to the start of the fall 2023 semester.

Candidates must demonstrate dedication to excellence in teaching, and we require that candidates have classroom experience.

Instructions to Applicants

Applicants submit all materials through Bentley's on-line employment site at: . Applicants should submit the following materials:
  • A letter of interest (addressed to Prof. Rob DeLeo, Search Committee Chair);
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A teaching statement
  • A sample syllabus
  • A one-page diversity statement detailing the candidate's skills, experience, and commitment to teaching students about diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • The names and contact information for three professional references. Bentley will contact these confidential references for those candidates moving forward in the process.

  • Questions about the position can be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Professor Rob A. DeLeo, .

    Position will remain open until filled. However, priority consideration will be given to applications received by January 30, 2023.

    Bentley University requires references checks and may conduct other pre-employment screening.


    Bentley University strives to create a campus community that welcomes the exchange of ideas, and fosters a culture that values differences and views them as a strength in our community.

    Bentley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, building strength through diversity. The University is committed to building a community of talented students, faculty and staff who reflect the diversity of global business. We strongly encourage applications from persons from underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities, covered veterans and those with diverse experiences and backgrounds.


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