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The Department of Political Science at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA invites applications for a one-year, fixed term, non-tenure track faculty position in comparative politics and international relations for the 2024-2025 academic year. The teaching load is the equivalent of 24 credits per academic year (three unique course preparations/semester).  The successful candidate will teach a combination of introductory courses to comparative politics, international relations, an upper division course on democracy and authoritarianism, as well as one or more other upper division courses related to their research specialization. Upper division courses may be in the fields of either comparative politics or international relations and we are especially interested in candidates who can teach international law, security studies, or Asia/Pacific region politics. The ability to teach an upper division course in political theory is a plus factor.  We seek applicants whose teaching methods and materials intentionally foster the full participation and engagement of our students, with particular attention to students from diverse and marginalized backgrounds.

Required Qualifications:

·         Ph.D. in Political Science, International Relations, or international equivalent (ABD will be considered if the degree will be conferred by July 15, 2024).

·         Evidence of teaching effectiveness, including the ability to effectively respond to the academic needs of learners from diverse backgrounds.

·         Evidence of effective use of classroom strategies and pedagogies to advance equity and inclusion.


Job Duties: 

·         Teach an equivalent of 24 credits per academic year (three unique course preparations/semester), including separate introductory courses in both comparative politics and international relations, courses required for the POLS major and minor, and upper division courses in the candidate’s areas of expertise.

·         Support the department, university, and discipline through service and other forms of academic citizenship.


About Gonzaga University and Spokane, Washington

Founded in 1887, Gonzaga is a private, liberal arts institution located in Spokane, WA. Gonzaga’s mission reflects its Catholic, Jesuit, and humanistic identity. The Department of Political Science awards the BA degree and enjoys a growing enrollment of politically involved, social justice-minded students. The average class size of 23 enables our faculty to invest in engaged pedagogy and transformational teaching. Gonzaga is ranked in the top 20 for excellence in undergraduate teaching among National Universities by US News and World Report.

Gonzaga’s 152-acre campus sits along the Spokane River within walking distance of downtown Spokane, on the ancestral homelands of the Spokane Tribe of Indians. Spokane is the second largest city in Washington and pairs a lower cost of living with many urban advantages, including a conveniently located international airport, a vibrant art community, and a range of exciting restaurants. Located on the east side of Washington State, Spokane offers many options for outdoor enjoyment including hiking, boating and fishing on numerous local lakes, and several ski resorts within driving distance.

Application Process: 

To apply, please visit our website at www.gonzaga.edu/jobs. Applicants must complete an online application and electronically submit (1) a cover letter including a discussion of the courses you are qualified to teach, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a one-two page statement of teaching effectiveness that includes evidence of responsiveness to the needs of diverse learners and experience using equitable and inclusive classroom strategies and pedagogies, (4) unofficial copies of graduate school transcripts, and (5) the names and email addresses of three persons who will be writing letters of recommendation (letters will be requested when finalists are selected).  The position closes on April 30, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. U.S. PST.  For assistance with your online application, please contact Human Resources at (509) 313-5996. Direct other inquiries to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Joe Gardner, gardnerj@gonzaga.edu.

 Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution, and is therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive mission. Gonzaga University is an AA/EEO employer and diversity candidates are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their disability status and/or protected veteran status. Applicants with disabilities needing reasonable accommodations to complete the application or hiring process should contact Human Resources (509) 313-5996.

To apply for this job please visit www.gonzaga.edu.