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Lecturer of Political Science and International Studies

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Akin, GA
Closing date
Apr 28, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty / Professor / Lecturer
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University
About Us

Join Our Team at Georgia Southern!

Georgia Southern is a dynamic university with three vibrant campuses in Hinesville, Savannah and Statesboro serving the communities in Southeast Georgia. As a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution, our world-class scholars instruct about 26,000 students in associates, bachelors, masters and doctoral level degree programs. Whether you are seeking the charm of a small town, the traditions of a historical/urban destination near the beach or supporting our military service members and their families, Georgia Southern offers its faculty and staff the best of all worlds!

Beyond an ideal location, there is a place for you to work in an exciting environment abounding with opportunities for personal and professional growth. We are steeped in tradition and devoted to academic distinction in teaching, scholarship and service. In 2018 Forbes Magazine listed Georgia Southern, along with 10 other Georgia companies or institutions, as one of America's Best Midsize Employers. Georgia Southern University is passionate about serving our region while preparing our students to be lifelong scholars, leaders, and responsible stewards of their communities and the world.


Statesboro Campus - Statesboro, GA

Department Information

Department of Political Science and International Studies

Dr. Jamie Scalera-Elliott, Department Chair

Telephone: 912-478-4204


Job Summary

The Department of Political Science and International Studies' mission is to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to be productive, politically literate, and engaged citizens in their communities, their nation, and the world. Integrating diverse and high-quality faculty research with excellence in the classroom, our programs promote intellectual, personal, and professional student development and cultivate research, communication, and analytical skills that are in high professional demand. Students are encouraged to bring fresh perspectives and critical thinking to the classroom that will help them become politically active. Our faculty are engaged in impactful service within the University, the profession, and the community. The Department values diversity in all its forms, recognizing that democratic virtues such as engagement, tolerance, and empathy are enhanced by the inclusion of multiple voices. This position will contribute significantly to the Department's commitment to American Government, which is a core curriculum course and a gateway to student success at Georgia Southern.

Reporting to the Chair of the Department of Political Science and International Studies, the lecturer position requires a commitment to undergraduate education (a 5-4 teaching load) and to service at the department, college, university, and/or professional levels. The position is an academic (10 month), non-tenure track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications

Earned MA in Political Science, or a closely related field with at least 18 graduate semester hours in American Politics, by August 1, 2024.

Evidence of college/university teaching excellence in American Government courses in a variety of modalities, including online and large-section face to face courses.

Effective communication skills.

Willingness to engage with institutional student success initiatives.

Commitment to engaging with best practice initiatives in instruction and pedagogy, mentoring, and curriculum design and development.

Preferred Qualifications

Earned PhD in Political Science, or closely related field with at least 18 graduate semester hours in American Politics.

Experience using Desire 2 Learn online platform.

Evidence of teaching techniques designed to reach a diverse student population.

Experience teaching courses such as: Introduction to Political Science, Research Methods, and/or Introduction to International Studies.

Proposed Salary

Commensurate with experience.

This is an exempt position paid on a monthly basis.

Required Documents to Attach

A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities


Consistently exhibit engaging customer service

Ability to support various constituencies served by the University

Proven proficiency with computers including Microsoft Office, Google, and/or applications as required for specific position


Adhere to University policies and procedures to meet Institutional goals and support University's mission for student success


Effective communication (verbal and written), organizational and human relations skills

Apply Before Date

Open Until Filled

Screening of applications begins March 15, 2024 and continues until the position is filled. Preferred start date is August 1, 2024.

Conditions of Employment

All work (with limited exceptions such as research and study abroad outside activities such as grading and email correspondence) for Georgia Southern University must be completed while the employee is physically present in the state of Georgia, unless specifically authorized by the university for a specific purpose and limited period of time within current policy.

Faculty are expected to contribute to the vibrant university community by engaging students, participating in events, and performing other responsibilities on-campus.

Faculty may be required to teach, conduct research, or perform service duties on any of the three campuses. Georgia Southern provides accessible transportation options between campuses.

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Georgia Southern University, as determined by Georgia Southern University in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Legally authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the University.

Georgia Southern University is a Tobacco and Smoke-Free Community.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Southern University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals in need of reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources: (912) 478-6947.

Other Information

This is not a supervisory position.

This position will not be required to drive.

This role is not considered a position of trust.

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