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American University

American University:  Professorial Lecturer in Political Theory


The Department of Government in the School of Public Affairs at American University invites applications for one term faculty member in political theory for the 2023-24 academic year. The appointment is at the rank of Professorial Lecturer and will commence on August 28, 2023 through May 31, 2024.


Applicants should hold a PhD or other terminal degree in a relevant field. Highly qualified applicants with a master’s degree related to political science will be considered at the rank of instructor. The position will require the incumbent to teach three undergraduate or M.A. courses per semester in political science, primarily in political theory. All faculty are expected to hold office hours and participate in School and University activities and service.

Application Requirements

Salary is competitive. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled, subject to on-going budgetary approval. Please submit thew following application documents via:

  1. a letter of application;
  2. a curriculum vitae;
  3. recent teaching evaluations (when possible);
  4. three letters of recommendation;
  5. and copies of recently published articles or working papers.

Please contact Rachel Whelan, Faculty Coordinator at or 202-885-6201 with any questions.

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Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. 



About the program:

Established in 1934, the School of Public Affairs offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the Departments of Government; Justice, Law, and Criminology; and Public Administration & Policy. The School is home to twelve research centers and institutes and has over 100 full-time faculty.

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About the school:

American University is a student-centered research institution located in Washington, DC, with highly-ranked schools and colleges, internationally-renowned faculty, and a reputation for creating meaningful change in the world. Students distinguish themselves for their service, leadership, and ability to rethink global and domestic challenges and opportunities.

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