Ridgley Hall as seen from Brookings hall archway

Department of Education is accepting applications for a non-tenure track lecturer appointment


The Department of Education at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a teaching track faculty appointment in Education at the rank of Lecturer to begin in the Fall semester of 2021. A Ph.D. in Education or a closely related social science field (e.g., sociology, psychology, political science, economics) is required at the time of appointment. This position is a full-time appointment which includes the equivalent of 9-12 credit hours of teaching per semester with the possibility of administrative duties associated with the Department of Education. 

The initial duration of the appointment is one year, but the Department of Education is hoping to find a lecturer who will become part of our community for an extended period. Teaching track faculty are central to the mission of the Department and they are an important part of our community. The Department and broader University have dedicated resources to support their professional development.

Apply for the position here.


Successful candidates will have well-defined teaching interests that align with our interdisciplinary undergraduate program in educational studies (https://education.wustl.edu/undergraduate#primary). In particular, we are looking for someone who can teach in two of three strands in the Educational Studies program: 1) core discipline-based courses (e.g., Politics of Education; Philosophies of Education; History of Education; Political Economy of Urban Education; and Sociology of Education) and 2) interdisciplinary courses that advance understanding of the social context of education (e.g. American School; Gender and Education; Education and Public Policy; Neighborhood, Schools, & Communities; History of Urban Schooling in the U.S.; and Science and Politics of Testing in the U.S.). Ideal candidates could also contribute to the third course strand focused on individual processes of education and have ideas for new courses that will enhance our Educational Studies curriculum across the three strands. Knowledge and experience with teaching courses relevant to teacher education would also be preferable, but it is secondary to experience with educational studies. Diversity and Inclusion are core values at Washington University, and the strong candidate will demonstrate the ability to create inclusive classrooms and environments in which a diverse array of students can learn and thrive. 

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and methodology, teaching evaluations from 1-2 courses previously taught, a list of references, and 1-2 sample syllabi. 

Review of applications will begin on February 26, 2021. Applications received before this date will receive full consideration. However, applications received after the deadline may be reviewed at the discretion of the search committee. For inquiries about the position, please contact the Chair of the Department, Dr. Andrew C. Butler (andrew.butler@wustl.edu).

Each year Washington University publishes a Safety and Security brochure that details what to do and whom to contact in an emergency. This report also publishes the federally required annual security and fire safety reports, containing campus crime and fire statistics as well as key university policies and procedures. You may access the Safety and Security brochure at https://police.wustl.edu/clery-reports-logs/.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those underrepresented in their academic fields. It is the University’s policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or genetic information.