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Temporary Full-Time Lecturer in U.S. Law and Policy

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School / Campus / College: University of Washington, Tacoma

Organization: School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences

Title: Temporary Full-Time Lecturer in U.S. Law and Policy

Position Details

Position Description

The Division of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs of the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington Tacoma is hiring a full-time lecturer for the 2022–2023 academic year in U.S. Law and Policy.

We are seeking a socio-legal studies scholar to teach Introduction to the American Legal System as well as any three of the following upper-division courses: Law in Society; Race, Ethnicity, and Law; Constitutional Law: Rights and Liberties; Constitutional Law: Institutional Power and Constraints; Environmental Law; and Law and Public Policy in the United States.

This is a nine-month non-renewable position, beginning September 16, 2022, that requires teaching seven courses over three quarters (with no more than four course preparations) and is contingent on funding. The teaching schedule will be determined collaboratively in consideration of the candidates’ expertise and Division needs. This is a non-tenure track position.

In the Division of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs it is our belief that our intellectual community depends on the critical but collegial collaboration of diverse individuals from multiple communities of origin, immigration status, socioeconomic backgrounds, religious traditions, disabilities, ethnic and racial backgrounds, gender and sexual identities, and experiences with incarceration. You can learn more about the Division, the two majors and six minors we host from our website ( ).


Candidates must have experience teaching university-level courses as well as have a PhD or be ABD from a program in Political Science, Socio-Legal Studies, Public Policy, Sociology, Anthropology, History, American Studies, or a closely related field. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or have visa status permitting employment in the United States.

Successful candidates are expected to engage with culturally diverse populations in higher education, integrate evidence-based and inclusive pedagogical techniques and technologies, and maintain high expectations for student learning.


To apply, please submit the following to Interfolio:

  • A cover letter describing teaching interests and experience. Applicants should detail how their teaching has supported the success of students underrepresented in higher education, particularly students of color and first-generation students.
  • Curriculum vitae, including a list of courses taught;
  • A 1-page statement of teaching philosophy;
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as sample syllabi and/or evaluations);
  • A list of three references, including contact information.

Applications received by February 15, 2022 will be given priority. Applications received after that date will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Emily Thuma at

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religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information,
gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

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