Posted: Jun 23, 2022


Salary: Annually
Application Deadline: Jul 8, 2022


The Lecturer will be involved in teaching at the La Follette School of Public Affairs for the 2022-23 academic year. There is a possibility that the position would be extended in the future.

The position involves teaching undergraduate students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the La Follette School's programming and holding regular office hours. More specifically, the duties include teaching three courses per semester (six courses total). The three courses in Fall 2022 will likely be repeated in Spring 2023. No more than four course preps will be required across the academic year. One course each semester will include the PA 327 Administrative Internship class, which does not meet on a weekly basis but instead encourages students to engage in active reflection on their applied internship experiences. The other courses will include courses such as PA 200 Contemporary Public Policy Issues, PA 201 Introduction to Health Policy in the United States, PA 240 Evidence-Based Policy Making, PA 270 The Private and Public Sectors in Policymaking, PA 278 Public Leadership, PA 281 Discovering What Works in Health Policy, PA 285 Strategic Public Management, PA 366 U.S. Environmental Politics and Policy, PA 380 Analytic Tools for Public Policy, and PA 520 Inequality, Race, and Public Policy. Graduate level courses may also be considered.

The specific courses will be negotiated depending on a candidate's experience, training, and interests.


Facilitates classroom, online, and/or laboratory instruction and assists with instructional development and design for a single course or series of courses within an academic discipline to support the delivery of quality instruction. Provides for-credit instruction in formats such as classroom, online and/or laboratory settings, including grading. Serves as an instructor of record.

  • 80% Facilitates classroom, online and/or laboratory instruction for one or more courses, including assessment of student performance
  • 10% Develops instructional design and curriculum relevant to a course of instruction
  • 10% Serves as an initial point of contact for students as it relates to specific course or series content and expectations


Master's Degree
The qualified candidate must have a graduate degree in Public Administration, Public Policy, Law, Economics, Political Science, Business, or a related field. Candidates with a Ph.D., or who are a Ph.D. Candidate in a Ph.D. program, must be able to submit letters of recommendation from people working in academic departments who can comment on the candidate's teaching potential. Candidates with other graduate training backgrounds are expected to have significant and applicable work experiences that would translate into their classroom instruction.


* Prior teaching experience preferred but not required


Terminal, 9 month appointment.
This position has the possibility to be extended or converted to an ongoing appointment based on need and/or funding


There is a possibility this position can be extended in subsequent semesters to teach one or more of the courses listed on this PVL, or similar courses within the department. This position may become renewable if there is a need for an ongoing appointment.


Minimum $43,388 ACADEMIC (9 months)
Depending on Qualifications