Faculty Hiring

Current Openings

Political Science Full-Time Lecturer

The Department of Political Science at Georgia State University invites applications for two full-time Lecturer positions to begin Fall 2021, pending budgetary approval.

  • Lecturers at Georgia State University are full-time non-tenure track faculty with both teaching and service requirements. Lecturers have the opportunity for promotion to Senior Lecturer and Principal Senior Lecturer. Our lecturers serve as coordinators of our core-courses and as directors of undergraduate programs, lead study abroad trips, develop academic teams and experiential learning courses, and are full members of the department’s intellectual community.
  • Successful candidates will have experience in delivering high quality instruction to undergraduates and will demonstrate commitment to excellence in teaching undergraduates. Candidates will also have a demonstrated interest in pedagogical innovation. The ideal candidate will show an interest in advancing the scholarship of teaching and learning and developing and leading experiential learning opportunities for students. Successful candidates will have demonstrated interest in teaching and mentoring 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. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The College of Arts & Sciences supports professional success for all faculty through mentoring programs and representation of faculty from all ranks in college-level program development. GSU is an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity.
    • Position 1: Candidates for this position will teach Introduction to American Government, both online and in-person. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can teach courses in one or more subfields of political theory — for example, critical race theory, African American political thought, feminist theory, or theories of identity.
    • Position 2: Candidates for this position will teach courses in our pre-law concentration. Scholars of comparative courts are strongly encouraged to apply.
      Candidates must have a PhD in hand or must be able to show evidence that a PhD will be awarded by August 2021.
  • Applicants should send a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, student evaluations, a statement of teaching philosophy demonstrating a commitment to undergraduate education, sample syllabi, sample teaching materials, any additional evidence of teaching effectiveness, and original graduate transcripts. Applicants should submit a detailed statement addressing how their method of instruction facilitates a diverse and inclusive learning environment. We may request letters of recommendation later in the hiring process. Please submit all materials electronically to polssearch@gsu.edu. Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Application materials submitted by then, will be given full consideration.
  • Georgia State University is a highly diverse urban research university located in downtown Atlanta. Further information about the department can be found at politicalscience.gsu.edu. Georgia State University, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an equal opportunity institution and an EEO/AA employer. An offer of employment will be conditional on background verification.

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.