Faculty Hiring

Current Openings

Political Science Full-Time Lecturer

The Department of Political Science at Georgia State University invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position to begin Fall 2019, pending budgetary approval.

  • Lecturers at Georgia State University are full-time non-tenure track faculty with both teaching and service requirements, as well as the opportunity for promotion. We welcome candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to delivering high quality instruction to undergraduates. Successful candidates will also have a demonstrated interest in helping develop innovative approaches to content delivery, and contributing to the scholarship on teaching and learning. They will also have experience and interest in working closely with students of varied backgrounds to promote excellence in undergraduate learning. Enrolling one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation, Georgia State University has been recognized for providing an outstanding education and exceptional support for students from all backgrounds. We encourage women, minorities, and individuals with a commitment to mentoring underrepresented groups to apply.
  • Candidates for this position will teach courses in our pre-law concentration, including Judicial Process, Civil Liberties and Rights, Introduction to American Law, and American Constitutional Law. Candidates should also be able to play an integral role in our nationally recognized mock trial team. Additional expertise and interest in teaching Introduction to American Government and providing pre-law advisement is preferred.
  • Candidates must have a Ph.D. in hand by August 2019. Review of applications will begin on October 26, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Georgia State University is a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. An offer of employment will be conditional on background verification
  • Applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, diversity statement, student evaluations, sample syllabi, sample teaching materials, and any additional evidence of teaching effectiveness, as well as original transcript(s). Please submit all materials electronically to polssearch@gsu.edu.

Part-time Instructors

The Political Science Department is recruiting a pool of qualified part-time candidates to teach courses in the Political Science program. Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis for the current academic year.

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Arts & Sciences PTI Appointment Criteria

  • The College of Arts & Sciences requires Part-time Instructors to have full-time employment elsewhere. As such, it is incumbent on departments to ascertain if the candidate meets this requirement. If he/she does not, the Department Chair must request written approval from the area Associate Dean prior to contracting with the PTI.
  • Either a Services Agreement between Institutions or a Joint Staffing Letter Agreement must be submitted for a candidate who works with another University System of Georgia institution or for a State of Georgia agency. The required approvals must be obtained prior to the start of the semester.
  • If the candidate works for another A&S department or College of the University, the hiring department must request written approval from the Chair/Dean of the current home department/college to hire.
  • Prior written approval from the Dean and the Provost is required if the pay per course fee exceeds $3,500.

Per the Part-time Instructor Handbook, the teaching load for PTIs is limited to two classes per semester. Exceptions to this must have the Dean’s written approval.

Applicants should send via email a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness and three letters of reference to Dr. Michael Herb, with Part-time Instructor Search in the subject line, at mherb@gsu.edu. Applications also may be sent by mail to Dr. Michael Herb, Part-time Instructor, Department of Political Science, Georgia State University, P.O. Box 3965, Atlanta, GA 30302.

Visiting Lecturer

The Department of Political Science at Georgia State University invites applications for one or more anticipated vacancies for non-tenure track Visiting Lecturer positions. Visiting Lecturers should be prepared to teach introductory courses in American Government and/or International Relations. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Political Science in hand before the start of the semester when teaching commences. Georgia State University is a unit of the University System of Georgia and is an equal opportunity institution and an EEO/AA employer.

An offer of employment will be conditional on funding and background verification. Applications from minority candidates and women candidates are strongly encouraged. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. Applicants should send via email a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness and three letters of reference to Dr. Michael Herb, with Visiting Lecturer Search in the subject line to mherb@gsu.edu. Applications also may be sent by mail to Dr. Michael Herb, Visiting Lecturer Search, Department of Political Science, Georgia State University, P.O. Box 3965, Atlanta, GA 30302.

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