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Lecturer Part-Time Temporary in International Relations and Comparative Politics

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School / Campus / College: University of Washington, Tacoma

Organization: School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences

Title: Lecturer Part-Time Temporary in International Relations and Comparative Politics

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 invites applications for a faculty position at the rank of “lecturer part-time temporary”, to teach undergraduate courses in International Relations and Comparative or Global Politics for the 2022-2023 academic year.  This is a non-tenure track position. The successful candidate will teach Introduction to International Relations and two additional courses in areas such as Comparative Social Policy, World Politics, The Politics of Globalization, and International Human Rights. Ability to teach courses with content on Islam is also welcome.

The successful candidate is expected to teach one course in each quarter during the 2022/2023 school year, with a contract start day of September 16, 2022. The teaching schedule will be determined collaboratively in consideration of the candidates’ expertise and Division needs and a fourth course assignment may be available in this curricular area. This is a non-tenure track position and contingent on funding.

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 or a closely related field. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or have visa status permitting employment in the United States.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to supporting diverse student populations through inclusive teaching practices and will integrate effective pedagogical techniques and technologies into teaching/learning.


To apply, please submit the following to Interfolio:

  • A cover letter describing teaching interests and experience. Applicants’ statements should detail how their teaching, service, and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic field; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UW Tacoma’s commitment to equity and inclusion.
  • Curriculum vitae, including a list of courses taught;
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as sample syllabi and/or evaluations);
  • Two letters of reference, including contact information.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Charles Williams at

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