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Lecturer- Government, Political Science and Law

US Coast Guard Academy
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Apr 24, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Law & Legal Studies, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Political Science & International Relations
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
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Full Time
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Lecturer - Government, Political Science and Law

Full Time* New London, CT


The U.S. Coast Guard Academy is currently seeking a passionate Government, Political Science and Law educator who inspires students and is ready to be inspired by our Corps of Cadets.

The U.S. Coast Guard Academy is a highly selective federal military college that provides a rigorous undergraduate program and is committed to building a diverse faculty of teacher-scholars who collaborate to provide a multi-disciplinary and hands-on approach to learning and leadership development.  We believe that individuals from diverse backgrounds strengthen our programs and positively impact student success and, encourage qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply for consideration.  

The attractive riverside campus is home to a nationally and internationally representative student body of about 1,000 diverse Cadets.  The Academy provides the professional education and training required to prepare young women and men for careers as commissioned officers in the U. S. Coast Guard, one of our Nation’s five Armed Services.  The Academy offers B.S. degrees in nine academic majors:  Naval Architecture/Marine Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Cyber Systems, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Marine/Environmental Sciences, Operations Research/Computer Analysis, Management, and Government.  The Academy is located near the shoreline of southeastern Connecticut, midway between New York City and Boston, and is within commuting range of regional, as well as national, colleges and universities in the CT/RI/MA tri-state area.  

The U.S. Coast Guard Academy invites applications for Lecturer in Government, Political Science and Law.  The desired start date is July 18, 2022.

The successful candidate will teach 4 sections (12 credits) of government, political science, or law related courses in the Department of Government within the School of Science, Mathematics, and the Humanities as part of multi-section, multi-instructor courses, under the direction of one or more Course Coordinators each semester (Fall 2022 and Spring 2023). As appropriate, selectees will help develop course syllabi, assignments, readings, projects and assessments of student learning and course outcomes. Selectees will also participate in co-curricular aspects of the course as necessary.



    MA or ABD en route to PhD in any of the following: Political Science, Government, Public Policy, American Politics, or a closely related field; or a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from an American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law school within the jurisdiction of the U.S. Note: Candidates who are ABD en route to PhD who do not possess a Master’s Degree must include documentation in their application materials that demonstrates they are ABD en route to PhD. Ph.D. preferred. Ability to teach in more than one of the following areas is also preferred: Political Science, Government, American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Public Policy, International Law, Constitutional Law, or Research Methods. Experience with independent teaching at the college level (not as a teaching assistant) is preferred.


FOREIGN EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:  Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements.  You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in a conventional U.S. education program.  It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.  For further information please visit this web site:

DHS offers an attractive benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Salary offers may be made outside of the listed range ($84,764 - $91,005) for exceptional candidates. No relocation expenses are offered.

This position is open to U.S. Citizens and non-citizens. Hiring restrictions may apply to certain non-U.S. Citizens however.


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United States Coast Guard Academy

The U.S. Coast Guard Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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