The University of Massachusetts Amherst
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Adjunct Lecturer Foreign Policy

The Department of Political Science at UMass Amherst seeks an adjunct lecturer to teach courses in its undergraduate program during the Spring 2020 semester. The incumbent will teach a large section of American Foreign Policy as well as one additional class focusing on international relations or comparative politics.  Managing Teaching Assistants assigned to the classes and/or other service may be required.  Doctorate degree preferred; ABD will also be considered.  The candidate should have appropriate academic and professional qualifications, prior teaching experience (preferably in American foreign policy), and a research focus in international relations. Compensation will be based on experience and will be in line with UMass Amherst undergraduate course compensation levels. Please visit for more information about the Department of Political Science.

To apply, please send a CV, cover letter, and brief statement of teaching philosophy that includes a statement of diversity, to by Monday, September 16, 2019. 

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges Consortium (with partners Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University.  To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans.  It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.