Lecturer in Discipline - Comparative Politics, Policy-making and Political Development

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  • Posted on 3 March 2020
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Lecturer in Discipline

Comparative Politics, Policy-making and Political Development

Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track, renewable position of Lecturer in Discipline in the fields of political development and in comparative politics and policy-making, to begin July 1, 2020.

Candidates must have a demonstrated record of accomplishment in teaching and research or practice related to comparative politics and policy-making and political development. Research interests or practice should be policy-relevant. Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree required.

Applicants should be qualified to teach courses related to comparative politics, policy analysis, policy-making and political development in demanding Master’s degree programs in international and public affairs. There is a strong preference for candidates who have demonstrated success in teaching large lecture courses with a writing intensive focus. A major component of the lecturer’s instructional responsibilities will include teaching policy analysis and policy memo-writing to Master’s students as part of a required course on policy-making in comparative context.

Please visit our online application site at:


for further information about this position and to submit your application.

Committee will begin reviewing applications on a rolling basis on February 17. For further information, please contact Joe Chartier, Academic Department Administrator, School of International and Public Affairs, at jc3317@sipa.columbia.edu.

About the Organization

Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs brings together an interdisciplinary faculty to conduct research in policy-related fields and train students at the master's and doctoral level for careers in global public policy.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The search committee is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of SIPA's academic community. Applications from women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged.

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