College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences

Political Science Department Open Position

Faculty Position Announcement: Part-Time/Temporary Lecturers

College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences

The Political Science Department at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) invites lecturers to become members of our part-time temporary lecturers pool. Specializations in American Government, Politics, Political Sociology, but periodically courses in Comparative Politics, International Relations, Political Philosophy, Public Administration, Public Law, and Research Methods are especially welcomed.

Minimum Qualifications

For political science courses, ABD in Political Science or subfield thereof required by date of application; for the course in political sociology, ABD in Political Science, Sociology, or a subfield of either required by date of application; for positions teaching public law courses, a J.D. and appropriate experience may be considered; for public administration area, ABD in a doctoral program with a PA emphasis and/or MPA (by date of application) or other master’s level degree directly related to the subject being taught and experience in government or nonprofit organizations required. For all courses, teaching experience with evidence (from letter of recommendation, teaching evaluations, etc.) of teaching excellence preferred.


Part-time, temporary lecturer appointments are usually made for one academic quarter (approximately 11 weeks) at fractions usually ranging from 4/15 to 12/15 of full-time; multiple quarter appointments are possible. Incumbents may be reappointed to subsequent quarters contingent upon funding and favorable performance evaluations.

Application Procedure

Candidates must submit originals of:

  • a completed academic application
  • a curriculum vitae
  • three recent (dated within the past two years and at least one written within 12 months of the application) letters of reference;
  • an official transcript (“Issued to Student” is not considered an official transcript) from an accredited educational institution showing highest degree earned.

Please address all inquiries, requests for application forms, and application materials to:

Dr. Jill Hargis, Chair, Political Science Department
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Pomona, CA 91768

Phone: 909.869.3882
Fax: 909.869.6995
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