Full-Time Teaching Track Lecturer in the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) Concentration in Arts and Sciences degree program (Promotion Eligible)
The Department of Political Science at Georgia State University invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position providing instruction in an interdisciplinary studies degree program to begin Fall 2024. Lecturers at GSU are full-time faculty who are eligible for promotion to Senior Lecturer and Principal Lecturer.
The Department of Political Science hosts the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) with a concentration in Arts and Sciences. This new program enables nontraditional students as well as students who must transition out of their major of choice to continue making progress towards a degree and to build connections among related disciplines. Students pick three fields of study in the College of Arts and Sciences in the humanities, social sciences, and/or stem fields. The position will teach interdisciplinary research methods, a capstone seminar, and an internship course. While primary responsibility is to teach these three required courses, the candidate may have the opportunity to teach other courses of interest in Political Science.
Lecturers at GSU 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 teaching and serving on MA thesis committees, 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. GSU 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: https://politicalscience.gsu.edu.
· Ability to teach an undergraduate Research Methods course from an interdisciplinary perspective.
· Ability to teach a Capstone Seminar with a focus on career preparation.
· 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 evidence that a PhD will be awarded by Summer 2024, in a social sciences field.
· Demonstrated interest in pedagogical innovation.
· Ability to contribute to Political Science course offerings.
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 in the future. Please submit all materials electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org
Review of applications will begin on November 27, 2023, 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.