Apply Now: Lecturer in American Politics at Baylor University

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Apply Now: Lecturer in American Politics, Baylor University


The Department of Political Science at Baylor University invites applications for the position of Regular Lecturer in American politics. This full-time position emphasizes teaching, although scholarly productivity is also appreciated and ability to generate external grants is recognized. The department is interested in applicants from all fields of American Politics or Public Law. An ability to teach an introductory course on the United States Constitution is necessary; an additional teaching competency in Public Policy/Administration, Comparative Constitutionalism, or State and Local Government is desirable. Applicants may also contribute to the flourishing MA and PhD programs. Review of complete applications will begin September 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Candidates should possess an earned doctorate in Political Science or a related field by time of employment. Please submit a letter of application, a current CV, a teaching statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness, one writing sample, official graduate school transcripts, three letters of recommendation (sent separately), and a statement of participation in a faith community in the Judeo-Christian tradition. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.


Candidates should possess an earned doctorate in Political Science or a related field by time of employment and evidence of teaching effectiveness.

Application Instructions:

A complete application consists of:

  1. A cover letter;
  2. a current curriculum vita;
  3. copies of official graduate transcripts of all degrees completed (if a Ph.D. – or other advanced degree – is in progress, a transcript showing hours completed toward the Ph.D. is also required);
  4. three letters of recommendation;
  5. a faith statement;
  6. a statement of teaching philosophy;
  7. and one writing sample.

Applicants should submit their application through Interfolio. Finalists will be invited for interview with the department and university administration.

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Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.



From the university

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Integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment, Baylor University’s mission is to educate men and women for worldwide leadership and service.

At Baylor, students discover how to think critically, analyze to reach informed conclusions and contribute to their academic disciplines. Students find a college experience that prepares them for a path of excellence, discovery and achievement in their professional careers. In 2020, 73% of students found a job or started graduate school within 90 days of graduation.”

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