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Full-Time Teaching Track Lecturer (Promotion Eligible) in American Politics – Log #25-034

Georgia State University
Atlanta, Georgia
Date posted
Oct 25, 2023

Full-Time Teaching Track Lecturer (Promotion Eligible) in American Politics – Log #25-034

The Department of Political Science at Georgia State invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position in American Politics to begin Fall 2024. Lecturers at Georgia State are full-time faculty who are eligible for promotion to Senior Lecturer and Principal Lecturer.

Lecturers at Georgia State have both teaching and service requirements and are full members of the department’s intellectual community and leadership team. In addition to helping the university achieve excellence in undergraduate and master’s level education, Lecturers meet a broad array of vital service needs, such as coordinating our core courses, directing undergraduate programs, leading study abroad trips, coaching academic teams, and developing innovative experiential learning courses. Georgia State is an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity, and the College of Arts & Sciences supports professional success for all faculty through mentoring programs and representation of faculty from all ranks (including Lecturers) in college-level program development.

GSU is an urban research university located in downtown Atlanta. Designated as a minority-serving institution, and the only comprehensive Predominantly Black Institution with a R1 Carnegie Research Classification in the nation, GSU has one of the most diverse study bodies in the country and is nationally recognized for its record in student success regardless of race, ethnicity, and income level. The Department of Political Science prides itself on serving this student body and advancing innovative teaching and research. More information about the department is available here:

Required Qualifications:

  • Ability to effectively teach Introduction to American Government, as well as other political science courses in the major of interest to the candidate, both online and in-person.
  • Ability to deliver effective, high-impact instruction across all modalities.
  • Interest in teaching and mentoring students from all backgrounds to promote excellence in undergraduate learning.
  • A Ph.D. in hand, or with evidence that a Ph.D. will be awarded by Summer 2024, in Political Science or related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An interest in online educational innovation.

Applicants should send a letter of application that details how the essential and (if applicable) preferred qualifications are met, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi and any additional evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants should also provide a list of at least three professional references (name, title, email address and telephone number) who are willing to provide letters of reference. Please submit all materials electronically to

Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled. Application materials submitted by this date will be given full consideration.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran. An offer of employment will be conditional on background verification.

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