Political Science Lecturer

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Open Until Filled: No

Job Summary: The Department of Political Science at the University of Georgia invites applications for full time lecturer position to begin in the fall semester of 2018. This is a nine-month academic year appointment that is renewable for six years. The successful candidate is expected to have expertise and interest in teaching political science courses in data analytics. The candidate will become part of a team offering undergraduate courses in research methods in such areas as big data analysis, computational statistics, research design, data visualization, statistics, measurement, and comparable subfields in data analytics. The candidate for this position will also likely have a substantive area of expertise in political science, such as electoral politics, identity politics, public opinion, interest groups, or political psychology. However, apart from the data science requirement, the substantive field of expertise will remain open for this position. The regular teaching load is eight courses per year. Athens is well known for its quality of life including both outdoor and urban activities (www.georgia.gov). UGA (www.uga.edu) is a land/sea grant institution located 70 miles northeast of Atlanta. The Department of Political Science is committed to enhancing the diversity of the department and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to these goals are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths and experiences in this area, in their cover letter. 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 ([email protected]). Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.

Minimum Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Political Science is required. If ABD, the Ph.D. requirement will have to be completed by June 30, 2018.

Preferred Qualifications: Candidates should be able to teach introductory courses in American Politics as well as offer upper division courses that are specific to their expertise. A minimum of two years of teaching experience is preferred.


Faculty Rank: Lecturer

Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track

Employee Percentage: 100

Location of Vacancy: Athens Area




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Posted: 3/9/2018
Application Due: 12/27/2018
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