Website The Pennsylvania State University

The Department of Political Science invites applications for a non-tenure track position as Lecturer/Assistant Teaching Professor in Political Science to start Fall 2021. This is a one-year position, with possibility of renewal. We seek candidates in any subfield who are able to teach a broad range of in-residence and online upper-level undergraduate methodology classes, as well as courses on substantive topics that incorporate research and statistical analysis.  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.

The position requires teaching six courses a year. Candidates should have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. by the appointment date, 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.

Apply online at:

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: Reference letters should come from individuals who can address candidates’ teaching and commitment to enhancing diversity.

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:

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 and 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.

To review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters and policies, please go to, which will also explain how to request a paper copy of the Annual Security Report.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.