Lecturer/Assistant Teaching Professor – American Politics

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
College of the Liberal Arts
Department of Political Science


The Department of Political Science invites applications for a three-year, non-tenure track position as Lecturer/Assistant Teaching Professor in Political Science to start Fall 2019. We seek candidates who are able to teach a broad range of in residence and online upper-level American politics classes. Preference will be given to candidates who are also able to teach upper-level undergraduate American politics courses that incorporate research and statistical analysis; undergraduate courses covering research design and basic statistics; as well as introductory courses in American politics. The position requires teaching six courses a year. Candidates should have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. by the appointment date, though qualified applicants at the ABD level will also be considered. Lecturers/Assistant Teaching Professors participate extensively in the intellectual life of the department, including opportunities to attend seminars and workshops, and present research. Salary is competitive and additional money is available for travel and research. Applications must include a cover letter explaining research and teaching experience; a current CV; syllabi from previously taught courses; samples of scholarly writing; and teaching evaluations (with a key). Candidates should also request three confidential letters of reference to be sent directly to the search committee at: plscapplications@psu.edu. Candidates invited to visit campus will be expected to give a teaching demonstration. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088