LECTURER - American Politics

Gainesville FL
Sep 28, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Classification Title:


Job Description:

The Department of Political Science at the University of Florida, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track Lecturer position in American Politics to begin August 16, 2018. This position is funded by the UF Teacher/Scholar Initiative. The prospective hire is expected to enhance our broad training of undergraduate students. We especially welcome applications from candidates with a track record of excellence in teaching and student mentoring at the undergraduate level. Specialization within the field of American Politics is open. We seek applicants who have proven excellence in undergraduate teaching and who have broad training in political science research methods. Applicants should be as comfortable offering a large introductory American Federal Government course as they are teaching a small Research Methods course for our Honors Students, in addition to upper division undergrad courses in their own areas of interest. The normal teaching assignment is three courses per semester, but a reduction in teaching is possible with significant service to the department, such as coordinating the Department’s Political Internship Program or Study Abroad Programs. The successful candidate should possess a Ph.D. in Political Science or a related field at the time of appointment. Applicants are encouraged to visit the website (http://www.polisci.ufl.edu) to learn more about the Department of Political Science.

As articulated in the goals of the university, the college values faculty who embrace diversity and inclusion in research, teaching, and service. The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Minorities, women, and individuals from other under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. The selection process will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of Florida’s Government in the Sunshine and Public Records Laws. If an accommodation due to disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

Advertised Salary:

The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package.

Minimum Requirements:

The successful candidate should possess a Ph.D. in Political Science or a related field at the time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Proven excellence in undergraduate teaching with broad training in political science research methods.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/504705?lApplicationSubSourceID= and must include:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching interests/philosophy
  • Statement on a commitment to diversity in research, teaching, and mentoring
  • Statement of research interests/plans
  • Up to two reprints or pre-prints, and
  • The names and email address for three references must be provided on the application. An email will be sent automatically to your references, requesting them to upload their letters.
  • Review of applications will begin November 1, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records and reference checks. The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.

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