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JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

The Department of Political Science invites applications for a non-tenure track position as Lecturer/Assistant Teaching Professor in Political Science to start Fall 2022, with flexibility. This is a one-year position, with possibility of renewal. We seek scholars of American politics who can offer in-residence and online introductory and advanced undergraduate courses on American legislative and executive branch politics and/or state and local politics and policymaking. Candidates who can offer upper-level courses that fuse substantive material and data analysis and/or a course on policy making and evaluation would be particularly welcomed.

The position requires teaching six courses a year. Ph.D. in hand at time of appointment preferred, although qualified applicants at the ABD level will also be considered.

Lecturers/Assistant Teaching Professors participate extensively in the intellectual life of the department, including opportunities to attend seminars and workshops, and present research. Salary is competitive and additional money is available for travel and research.

Additional Information: Applications must include a cover letter explaining research and teaching experience; a current CV; syllabi from previously taught courses; samples of scholarly writing; and teaching evaluations (with a key). Candidates should also request three confidential letters of reference to be sent directly to the search committee at: plscapplications@psu.edu. Reference letters should come from individuals who can address candidates’ teaching and commitment to enhancing diversity. In addition, successful candidates must either have demonstrated a commitment to building an inclusive, equitable, and diverse campus community, or describe one or more ways they would envision doing so, given the opportunity.

Candidates invited for virtual campus visits will be expected to give a teaching demonstration. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more information on Department of Political Science, see: https://polisci.la.psu.edu/.

 Penn State University and the Department of Political Science are committed to the values of equity, diversity and inclusion in all of its forms (see http://equity.psu.edu/diversity-statement and https://polisci.la.psu.edu/diversity) and we seek candidates with a demonstrated commitment to these goals. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.

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Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here.

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.

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To apply for this job email your details to plscapplications@psu.edu