UW-Green Bay

Career Opportunities


Lecturer-Political Science/Legal Studies (One-Year Appointment)

Posting Date

7/5/2018 12:00:00 AM

Position Information

Title: Lecturer

Essential Job Functions

The Department of Democracy and Justice Studies seeks a political scientist for a one-year, full-time Lecturer position. The successful candidate will have the capacity to teach courses in the Democracy and Justice Studies (DJS) and Political Science (PS) programs to suit the instructor’s expertise and preferences as well as departmental needs. Successful applicants must be able to teach Democracy and Justice Studies 420: Constitutional Law and Democracy and Justice Studies 325: Law and Society and serve as the pre-law advisor. They will also have opportunities to teach courses such as American Government, other Public Law courses and, if appropriate, courses in Women’s and Gender Studies. Candidates who are able to offer a unique course in legal research, specialized areas of law (such as public defense, civil liberties, or immigration), or otherwise expand our reach in this area are especially encouraged to apply.

This position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Teach up to 27 credits of courses as identified above, including the preparation of syllabi, lesson plans, and teaching materials as well as preparing, administering, and grading classroom assignments and/or exams.
  • Hold regular office hours.
  • Serve as Pre-Law Advisor, which counts as 3 credits towards your teaching load.



  • Master's Degree in Political Science, Legal Studies, or related field from an accredited institution at time of application


  • PhD or ABD in Political Science, Legal Studies, or related field
  • Higher education teaching experience
The successful candidate will be expected to have potential for excellence in teaching and commitment to undergraduate education. Additionally, they should possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with a diverse array of students and colleagues.

Conditions of Appointment

This position is a full-time, temporary, one-year appointment.  Official transcripts of the highest degree achieved will be required of finalist(s). A criminal conviction investigation will be conducted on the finalist(s). In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record. The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources.


Salary range of $40,000-$44,000
This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

The UW System provides an excellent benefits package, including participation in the Wisconsin State Retirement System.

To Apply

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)
Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: From "Job Search" screen,

  • Click in "Keywords" box.
  • Enter Job Opening ID "14493"
  • Click "Search."
  • Select "Lecturer-Political Science/Legal Studies (One-Year Appointment)"
  • Click "Apply."
    • You must login before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login."
    • If you have not yet registered, click "Register Now" to begin the registration process.

STEP 3: Submit application materials:

Please be sure to complete all required fields, and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter that specifically addresses qualifications for the essential job functions
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Names and contact information for three references
  • Unofficial transcripts of highest degree achieved

You must select "Submit Application." Selecting "Save as Draft " or "Exit" will not forward your application materials to the search committee.

If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, call or email:

Lori Kornowski
Phone: (920) 465-2355
Email: kornowsl@uwgb.edu

Application Deadline

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Wednesday, July 18,2018.

Note: The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining a community which welcomes and values a climate supporting equal opportunity and difference among its members. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, genetic information, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran status), age, or disability.