Lecturer and Academic Administrator in Political Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Department of Political Science
United States

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

LECTURER AND ACADEMIC ADMINISTRATOR FOR THE UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM, Political Science, to oversee and administer the undergraduate program in political science (33%) and teach one undergraduate class and an internship independent-study class (67%).

Academic administration will include advising current and prospective students on academic issues including major, minor, and concentration requirements, class selection, thesis advisors, and research opportunities; leading and/or participating in department orientations and other gatherings; supervising a full-time assistant; maintaining databases and providing reports and statistics about admissions, student population, majors and minors, grades, etc.; keeping accurate and complete student records; and auditing files and informing students and advisors as to degree status and remaining requirements toward degrees.

Lecturer duties will include administering all aspects of the MIT Washington DC and other internship programs, and teaching one substantive undergraduate class per year in any subfield of political science.

Will advertise the MIT Washington DC Summer Internship Program to undergraduates, plan and attend three to four evening presentation sessions, send evaluations to interns to complete, organize the spring break trip, work with teaching assistant to explain program and responsibilities of TA, read applications and choose top twenty-five to interview, update DC databases, plan and run orientation session for new interns, meet with interns to discuss their interests and possible placement opportunities, organize and attend spring break trip with interns, and plan and attend two trips during the summer to visit interns and their supervisors. Will perform other administrative duties as needed.

Job Requirements


Ph.D. in political science or a related discipline and a minimum of three years of academic administration and teaching experience. Job #17453

This is a three-year appointment beginning July 1, 2019, with possibility of renewal based upon performance.

Application material should include a cover letter, CV, and teaching evaluations in a single pdf.


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