Part-Time Lecturer in Comparative Politics/International Relations

Whitworth University
  • Location
    Spokane, Washington
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Apr 12

Position description

Founded in 1890, Whitworth has been consistently ranked among the top regional colleges and universities in the West. Whitworth combines a strong liberal arts perspective, the Christian heritage of the University, its commitment to academic rigor, and its long-standing orientation toward human service. A community of Christian scholars carries out the university’s mission “to provide its diverse student body an education of the mind and heart” to enable students “to honor God, follow Christ, and serve humanity.”


The Political Science Department at Whitworth University invites applications for a part-time Lecturer in Comparative Politics / International Relations. This is part-time position replacing a colleague on sabbatical. The Whitworth Political Science Department strives to embody the university’s education of mind-and-heart mission through excellent teaching, open and robust debate, active scholarship and personal mentoring. Our goal is to prepare students for careers in government and politics, law, humanitarian work, teaching, research and peacemaking, as well as for work in related fields, such as business and missions. The department is committed to providing students with the political knowledge and skills that will enable them to assume responsibility from the local level to the global community. All of our courses are informed by a commitment to justice and reconciliation as articulated by the great political thinkers throughout history, and, especially, as defined by the principles of the Christian faith.


The course load will likely consist of fifteen credits (five courses) to be distributed over the fall semester, Jan Term, and spring semester. Courses to be taught will be determined by departmental needs. The Political Science department at Whitworth University values diversity of background and experience. We seek scholars who enjoy collaborating with undergraduate students on applied research projects and who seek the challenge of inspiring students to reach their full potential. We believe that teachers with diverse backgrounds and experiences make our program stronger and provide better outcomes for our students.


  •   PhD or ABD in Political Science or International Relations preferred, PhD or ABD in area studies will be considered.

  •   A commitment to the Christian faith and to the integration of faith and learning.

  •   Demonstrated effectiveness or potential for effectiveness in college-level undergraduate teaching.

  •   Ability to work effectively as a colleague with university administration, faculty, staff, and students.

  •   Demonstrated awareness and commitment to effectively establishing relationships and positive

    communications across multiple dimensions of diversity including, but not limited to race, gender, physical

    limitations, class or religious perspectives.

  •   Commitment to providing an equitable, just, and inclusive learning environment for all students.

  •   Must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States by the time the appointment is scheduled

    to begin and continue to work legally for the proposed term of employment.

  •   A commitment to equal opportunity; and a commitment to the educational mission of Whitworth

    University as a Christian liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church.

  •   Employment offer is contingent on a successful background check, including education verification. 

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