Utah State University

Lecturer in U.S. Government & Politics, USU Tooele Campus

City Tooele Campus
Posted Date 2 months ago(1/26/2023 4:24 PM)
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Benefited Full-Time
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College of Humanities & Social Sci
Political Science
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


The Department of Political Science at Utah State University (USU) invites applications for a full- time, renewable Lecturer position in U.S. Government and Politics, starting August 1, 2023.  This is a nine-month academic-year position is based at our USU Tooele campus in the Salt Lake City metropolitan area.  Although this is not a tenure-track position, promotion to Senior Lecturer and Principal Lecturer is possible.  We welcome candidates specializing in any subfield of U.S. Government and Politics, with the ability to teach the U.S. Presidency, U.S. Public Policy, and Political Theory being desirable.  USU is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity within the ranks of its faculty. Review of applications will begin on February 23, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.


The successful candidate will teach four courses each semester, including Introductory U.S. Government, Political Science Research Methods at least once annually, and other, negotiable upper division courses.  Most classes will be taught in a format that includes face-to-face students at the Tooele campus as well as students joining remotely from other USU campuses by interactive broadcast or online.  The successful candidate will also advise undergraduates, and have professional service responsibilities within the department and the university. 


  • A PhD in Political Science, with U.S. Government and Politics as a major field of study completed by August 2023. We will also consider ABD candidates who can demonstrate the likely completion of the PhD by August 2024.
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness, or the promise of teaching effectiveness, and a commitment to undergraduate education.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. A Curriculum Vitae (to be uploaded as the first file document in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”)
  2. Names and contact information of at least three references (requested in the online application and will be contacted to upload letters of references)
  3. A statement explaining your teaching philosophy and classroom practices to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-10”
  4. Student evaluations, if available to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-10”
  5. A cover Letter introducing yourself and explaining your interest in the position (to be copied and pasted into a fillable field in the application)

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  

College/Department Highlights

The Tooele campus is in a city of 37,000 at the base of the Oquirrh Mountains 34 miles west of Salt Lake City.  Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the entire region.  Lecturers are recognized as an essential part of the department, serve on key committees, and participate in department governance. 

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employs 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah, a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.


USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Matthew Pinner, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, Ut 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


*updated 11/2022


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