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Baylor University seeks a Lecturer to start August 1, 2023.

Position Description
The Department of Political Science at Baylor University invites applications for the position of Regular Lecturer in American Politics. This full-time position emphasizes teaching, although scholarly productivity is appreciated and the ability to generate external grants is recognized. The department is interested in applicants from all fields of American Politics. An ability to teach an introduction to American National Government is essential. In addition, the applicant should be able to teach a broad range of courses on American politics, such as Public Policy, Public Administration, Congress, Political Behavior, State/Local Government, or Race/Ethnicity. Candidates may apply beginning August 3, 2022. To ensure full consideration, completed applications must be submitted by September 18, 2022.

About Baylor University: Located in Waco, Texas, Baylor University is the oldest college in Texas. With a population of 21,000 students, Baylor is one of the top universities in the nation, having just been named an R1 institution by the Carnegie Classification in 2022. Baylor is also on the honor roll of the “Great Colleges to Work For” from The Chronicle of Higher Education; Baylor offers competitive salaries and benefits while giving faculty and staff the chance to live in one of the fastest-growing parts of the state. Our strategic plan, Illuminate, guides the University as we continue to live up to Baylor’s mission of educating men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community.

Candidates should possess an earned doctorate in Political Science or a related field by time of employment. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Application Instructions
A complete application consists of (1) a cover letter, (2) a current curriculum vitae, (3) copies of official transcripts showing the highest degree conferred (if a Ph.D. is in progress, a transcript showing hours completed toward the Ph.D. is also required), (4) three letters of recommendation, (5) a statement of participation in a faith community in the Judeo-Christian tradition, (6) a statement of teaching philosophy, (7) evidence of teaching effectiveness including course evaluations, and (8) one writing sample. Finalists will be invited for interview with the department and university administration.

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.

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