Lecturer in Political Science
University of Maryland
United States

Posting Details

Posting Details


Position Number: 1P0000
Title: Lecturer
Functional Title: Lecturer
Category Status: 15-Fac.Non-Tenured,Continuing Con
Applicant Search Category: Faculty
University Authorized FTE: 1.0
Unit: BSOS-Government & Politics
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Campus/College Information:
Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.
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Position Summary/Purpose of Position:
The Applied Political Analytics Master of Science program (APAN) and the Department of Government & Politics (GVPT) at the University of Maryland in College Park are seeking a full-time instructor and advisor specializing in quantitative International Relations and/or Comparative Politics. Selected applicant will begin teaching and advising in Fall 2023.

Instructor will teach a graduate 1-1 course load in APAN, focused on specialized analytical software and modeling techniques as well as International Relations theory. They will also teach an undergraduate 2-2 course load in GVPT, focused on 300-400 level quantitative topics and IR/CP topics. The ideal candidate will also exercise an option to teach a 3-week Winter term graduate course for APAN, as part of these subfield instructional needs.

In addition to an overall 3-3 course load, selected applicant will serve as a formal graduate advisor in the APAN program, working with 3-5 students per cohort, across 2 cohorts at any given time.
Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree required.
  • Quantitative experience working in applied political settings, or an equivalent.
  • Substantive experience in quantitative IR and advanced modeling.
  • Experience and interest in coding programs (e.g., Python, SQL, GIS).
  • Experience with advanced modeling techniques beyond logistic regression (e.g., time-series or hierarchical modeling) and emerging data collection techniques (e.g., natural language processing).
  • Experience teaching at the graduate or collegiate level.
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Additional Information:
The salary range for this position is between $65,000 and $72,000.
Posting Date: 05/17/2023
Closing Date:  
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 06/30/2023
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Diversity Statement:
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Women, minorities, LGBTQ+, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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