Utah State University

Lecturer in Political Science

City Tooele Campus
Posted Date 3 months ago(12/7/2023 6:06 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 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. 


Minimum Qualifications:

  • 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 candidates with a master’s degree en route to a Ph.D. or who are ABD.
  • 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:

  • A Curriculum Vitae to be uploaded as the first file document in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  • Names and contact information of at least three references (requested in the online application and will be contacted to upload letters of references)

Documents to be uploaded under 'Other Documents 1-10'

  • A cover Letter introducing yourself and explaining your interest in the position
  • A statement explaining your teaching philosophy and classroom practices
  • Student evaluations, if available
  • Sample Syllabi

**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. 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. 

University Highlights

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.  


Utah State is committed to cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community where different perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Learn more about USU. 


The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 


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. 


*updated 7/2023

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 Cody Carmichael, 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

*updated 09/2023


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