The Department of Political Science invites applications for a one-year Visiting Lecturer position beginning August 2017 to teach courses on public administration and policy. The Visiting Lecturer will teach our core introductory course on public administration and policy, supervise students and teach the corresponding Spring 2018 course for our internship program, plus teach other courses to be determined in consultation with the applicant.
Candidates must have a minimum of a MA degree. Preference will be given to candidates with a Ph.D. in Political Science, Public Policy, or Public Administration, or a nearly completed dissertation in one of these fields. Candidates must also provide evidence of quality undergraduate teaching experience.
This is a full-time, nine-month position that includes health insurance benefits, and full access to the research facilities at UMBC.
The department has over 250 undergraduate majors, and 15 full-time faculty members with a wide range of research and teaching interests. Department faculty also support the MPP and PhD programs in Public Policy, the undergraduate program in Global Studies, and the Sondheim Public Affairs Scholars Program.
UMBC is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a research university--high research activity. The university has a diverse student population of 13,640 graduate and undergraduate students and is located in the dynamic Baltimore-Washington corridor. UMBC is especially proud of the diversity of its student body and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. We have a strong commitment to increasing faculty diversity.
Applicants should submit the following to UMBC via Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/41884): a) curriculum vitae; b) two example syllabi; c) letter describing teaching experience and interests in this position; and d) the names and institutional addresses of three references whom we can contact. Applications received by June 1, 2017 will receive the fullest consideration, but applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.
For questions regarding the position, contact Professor Roy Meyers, Recruitment Committee Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org. UMBC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
UMBC is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research and service to benefit the citizens of Maryland. As an Honors University, the campus offers academically talented students a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership. UMBC emphasizes science, engineeri...ng, information technology, human services and public policy at the graduate level. UMBC contributes to the economic development of the State and the region through entrepreneurial initiatives, workforce training, K-16 partnerships, and technology commercialization in collaboration with public agencies and the corporate community. UMBC is dedicated to cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility and lifelong learning.