Lecturer in Law
University of Washington
United States

Lecturer in Law

Position Overview

School / Campus / College: University of Washington, Bothell

Organization: Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences

Title: Lecturer Full-Time Temporary in Law, Economics, and Public Policy

Position Details

Position Description

The School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (IAS) at the University of Washington Bothell (UW Bothell) seeks a dynamic educator in Law, Economics, and Public Policy for a visiting Full-Time Lecturer position. This person will have expertise in interdisciplinary pedagogy and portfolio-based teaching. The successful candidate must have a demonstrated commitment to innovative and effective pedagogy; ability to address questions of diversity, equity and inclusion in courses; and expertise in working with diverse student populations. The candidate will be responsible for teaching an eight course load over three quarters in one or more of the following areas, depending on expertise: public policy, law and/or economics.  The candidate must be able to teach BIS 312 Approaches to Social Research as part of their course load. Other courses may include individual specialty areas, including courses listed below under the core courses. For information on all of the courses taught in the Law, Economics and Public Policy major, please see their webpage.

We are seeking a candidate to join our faculty on a Full Time Temporary (100%) basis for a 9-month service period. Positions in this title are non-tenure track and not promotion eligible. Reappointments are contingent upon instructional needs, performance and funding, and limited to 3 consecutive annual appointments. The start date is September 16, 2024. We encourage applicants whose interests align with our commitment to fostering diversity and inclusivity to apply.

IAS houses seventeen undergraduate and graduate programs, is located in the Seattle metropolitan area, and provides faculty members with access to the research and funding resources of the entire UW system.  Part of an institution with one of the most diverse student populations in Washington State, IAS stresses connections among fields and methods of inquiry.  Our school-wide Mission, Values, and Goals commit us to engaged scholarship, experiential learning and transformative pedagogy relevant to the diverse student populations and communities we serve.  We recognize, reflect on, and challenge unequal relations of power and privilege in our curriculum, scholarship and community partnerships. As part of a public university, we seek to build an inclusive and just community of students, faculty, and staff. For more information about IAS, go to http://www.uwb.edu/IAS/.

The priority deadline for review of applications is Monday, March 4, 2024.

The University of Washington Bothell is known for providing a leading-edge participatory student experience, grounded in hands-on learning, close relationships with faculty members as teachers and mentors, and staff dedicated to student success. The academic work of the campus focuses on cross-disciplinary research and creative practice, connected learning, and community engagement.  UW Bothell is proud to be the most diverse campus in the state of Washington. With a current enrollment of approximately 6,000 students In 2022. More than 60% are from underrepresented groups, with 42% of incoming first-year students and 40% of new incoming transfers the first in their immediate families to earn a four-year degree.  Located in the Seattle metropolitan region, UW Bothell builds vibrant regional partnerships, creates and disseminates new knowledge, and prepares students for leadership in the state of Washington and beyond.

Diversity is a core value of University of WA Bothell.  We believe the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions.

The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

The base salary range for this position will be $68.000 - $76.000 per year (nine months), commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.



Minimum requirements for the position include:

  • Ph.D. or equivalent professional experience required by time of appointment. This search is also open to PhD students in the advanced stages of their program
  • Demonstrated commitment to innovative and effective pedagogy
  • Demonstrated ability to teach courses in public policy, law and/or economics
  • Demonstrated ability to address questions of diversity, equity and inclusion in courses and scholarship Expertise in working with diverse student populations


Core Courses

Lecturers hired into this role can expect to teach a selection of the following courses, depending on expertise and need:

·          BIS 175 Introduction to American Government

·          BIS 203 Economics of Gender

·          BIS 280 U.S. Political Processes

·          BIS 312 Approaches to Social Research

·          BIS 320 Comparative Political Economies

·          BIS 327 History of U.S. Labor Institutions

·          BIS 338 Political Institutions and Processes

·          BISLEP 397 Topics in Law, Economics, and Public Policy

·          BIS 415 Public Policy and Law

·          BIS 416 US Constitutional Law

·          BIS 448 Social Policy

·          BISLEP 497 Advanced Topics in Law, Economics, and Public Policy




The University of Washington is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

Applicants should include a brief letter addressing their qualifications for the position; CV; diversity statement; and one syllabus for a course they have taught.

Candidates for Full Time Temporary Lecturer will need to submit one confidential letter of recommendation if they advance in the search process.

Questions about this search may be directed to IAS Associate Dean Alice Pedersen (alicelp@uw.edu). 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Benefits Information

A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at https://hr.uw.edu/benefits/benefits-orientation/benefit-summary-pdfs/. Appointees solely employed and paid directly by a non-UW entity are not UW employees and are not eligible for UW or Washington State employee benefits.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint (http://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/). Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (https://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/FCG/FCCH24.html#2432).

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Review the University of Washington Privacy Notice for Demographic Data of Job Applicants and University Personnel to learn how your demographic data are protected, when the data may be used, and your rights.

Disability Services

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or dso@uw.edu.

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