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Professorial Lecturer

American University
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 22, 2024

American University is a student-centered research institution located in Washington, DC, with highly-ranked schools and colleges, internationally-renowned faculty, and a reputation for creating meaningful change in the world. Learn more about American University


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Time Type:

Full time

Job Description:

Applicants should hold a PhD or other terminal degree. Highly qualified applicants with a master’s degree related to political science will be considered at the rank of instructor. The position will require the incumbent to teach three undergraduate or M.A. courses per semester in political science with a primary focus on American Politics and Public Policy. We are especially interested in applicants who can teach GOVT 443/643 (Applied Political Writing), GOVT 210 (Political Power and American Public Policy), and GOVT 620 (Applied Politics and American Public Policy). All faculty are expected to hold office hours and participate in School and University activities and service.

Salary is competitive. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled, subject to on-going budgetary approval. Include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional recommendations, recent teaching evaluations (when possible), and copies of recent published papers or working papers. Please contact Rachel Whelan, Faculty Coordinator, 202-885-6201 or if you have any questions.


AU offers a competitive benefits package including a 200% matching retirement plan, tuition benefits for full-time staff and their families, several leadership development certificates, and has been recognized by the American Heart Association as a fit-friendly worksite. Click here to learn about American University's unique benefit options .

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  • Please note this job announcement is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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