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The Department of Political Science invites applications for a three-year, non-tenure track position as Lecturer/Assistant Teaching Professor in Political Science to start Fall 2020. We seek candidates who are able to teach a broad range of in residence and online introductory and upper-level political theory and American politics classes. The position requires teaching six courses a year. Candidates should have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. by the appointment date, though qualified applicants at the ABD level will also be considered. 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. 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. Applications must include a cover letter explaining teaching and research experience; a current CV; syllabi from previously taught courses; teaching evaluations (with a key); and samples of scholarly writing. Candidates should also request three confidential letters of reference to be sent directly to the search committee at: Candidates invited to visit campus will be expected to give a teaching demonstration. Review of applications will begin January 13 and continue until the position is filled.  Apply online at Penn State is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. 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. Apply online at

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