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Position Summary

The Department of International Affairs and the Department of Political Science at the University of Georgia invites applications for a Lecturer to begin in the fall of 2024. This is a nine-month academic-year appointment that is renewable on an annual basis. The Lecturer will teach eight courses a year, four in the fall semester and four in the spring semester. Typically, two or more sections of the same course are to be offered each semester and/or during the same academic year. The allocation of effort at appointment will be 100% teaching. The position will be split between the Department of International Affairs and the Department of Political Science, two departments within the UGA School of Public and International Affairs. The Lecturer will report to the department heads of both departments but be primarily housed within the Department of International Affairs.

The Lecturer will be expected to teach introductory courses on global issues, comparative politics, American government, and international relations, as well as upper-level undergraduate courses in areas such as international law, security, and human rights. Lecturers are also eligible to participate in professional development opportunities and receive funds for professional travel when they are available. The University of Georgia supports a culture of active learning in which students think about what they are learning while they are learning it and instructors utilize instructional practices that purposefully engage all students in the learning process.

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SPIA-International Affairs

About the University of Georgia

Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( ). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

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The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (

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Academic (9 mo.)

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Non-Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Political Science completed by August 1, 2024.

Additional Requirements

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification

The ideal candidate will have primary teaching and research interests in international relations or comparative politics as well as proficiency in teaching Introduction to American Government.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Candidates are expected to have a demonstrated ability to teach current political science and international affairs research.

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Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


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  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Teaching Portfolio/Philosophy
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