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The University of Wisconsin – Madison:  Lecturer in Political Science


The Department of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin – Madison invites applications for a 9-month academic year, potentially renewable lecturer position beginning in Fall 2024. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a 2-course load in the Fall and a 3-course load in the Spring, including courses on modern political thought and politics and literature in the Fall of 2024. The University is especially interested in candidates who could contribute to the department’s curricular offerings in Constitutional Law, American Political Thought, and the First Amendment.

This is a 9-month academic year appointment with a 2-course teaching load in Fall 2024 and a 3-course teaching load in Spring 2025. This position can be extended or converted to an ongoing appointment based on need and/or funding


Facilitates classroom, online, and/or laboratory instruction and assists with instructional development and design for a single course or series of courses within an academic discipline to support the delivery of quality instruction. Provides for-credit instruction in formats such as classroom, online, and/or laboratory settings, including grading. Serves as an instructor of record.

  • 80% Facilitates classroom, online and/or laboratory instruction for one or more courses, including assessment of student performance
  • 10% Develops instructional design and curriculum relevant to a course of instruction
  • 10% Serves as an initial point of contact for students as it relates to specific course or series content and expectations


Applicants should hold a PhD in political science. Successful candidates must demonstrate a commitment to or experience teaching undergraduate courses in Political Theory.

Application Requirements

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until May 9, 2024. To apply for this position, please submit the following as one document:

  1. a letter of application;
  2. a curriculum vitae;
  3. a statement on teaching philosophy;
  4. two sample syllabi;
  5. most recent two years of official teaching evaluations;
  6. link to a 50-minute teaching demonstration video (Optional);
  7. and three letters of recommendation

Please contact Faye Lux at or 608-263-1780 with any questions.

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Review of applications begins on April 25, 2024. Application closes on May 9, 2024. 



About the program:

Majors in political science obtain a broader understanding of the world, but also develop important skills in critical thinking and analysis. Students who major in political science will emerge better prepared to make professional choices. These skills are indispensable in any career path you decide to pursue.

The Political Science major is concerned with exploring the exercise of power in its myriad forms and consequences. Students in the major are encouraged to explore such central issues as the ethical problems attendant to the exercise of power; the impact of historic, economic, and social forces on the operation of politics; the functioning and distinctive features of the US political system; the diversity of political systems found among nations of the world and the significance of these differences; the interaction among international actors and the causes of war and peace. When you study political science you gain practical knowledge, intellectual depth, and conceptual tools to pursue careers in law, business, journalism, public service, and education.

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About the school:

Since its founding in 1848, this campus has been a catalyst for the extraordinary. As a public land-grant university and major research institution, our students, staff, and faculty engage in a world-class education while solving real-world problems. With public service — or as we call it, the Wisconsin Idea — as our guiding principle, Badgers are creating a better future for everyone.

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