The Utah State University (USU) Political Science Department invites applications for a full-time, renewable Lecturer position in U.S. Government and Politics, commencing August 1, 2024. This is a nine-month academic-year position based at our USU Tooele campus in the Salt Lake City metropolitan area. Promotion to Senior and Principal Lecturer is possible. We welcome candidates specializing in any subfield of U.S. Government and Politics. USU is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity within the ranks of its faculty.
The successful candidate will teach four classes each semester.
Specific course responsibilities will include Introductory U.S. Government and Research Methods, along with other, negotiable upper division courses such as the Presidency, Public Policy, and State and Local Government. Most classes will be taught face-to-face on the Tooele campus, with students from other USU campuses joining remotely through interactive broadcasts or online. The successful candidate will also advise undergraduates, and have professional service responsibilities within the department and the university.
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Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.
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. Although the person appointed to this position will teach on the Tooele campus, the appointee will be a regular member of the Logan campus faculty, serving on committees and participating in department governance.
Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant and space-grant university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion. USU serves approximately 27,500 students throughout the state at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for over 25 years, and USU Extension provides outreach and service to all counties in Utah.
As a land-grant university, USU engages communities and empowers people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. As an R1 research institution, USU provides a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price. Washington Monthly has consistently ranked USU in the top 10 among public universities for contribution to social mobility, research, and public service.
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About the Region
U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation.
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