Human Resources

Lecturer in Latin American Politics

April 17, 2024

The Department of Political Science and International Relations at Lake Forest College seeks an adjunct lecturer to teach two courses in the Fall Semester 2024. The Politics of Mexico (Politics 280) will be offered on Tuesday and Thursday from 7 to 8:20 PM, followed by the Politics of Latin America (Politics 219) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 to 9:50 PM. (The two courses are also cross listed with the College’s interdisciplinary program in Latin American and Latinx Studies.) The Fall Semester runs from Thursday, August 22 through Thursday, December 5. 

The Lake Forest Metra North station is about a 12-minute walk from our campus; there is also ample free parking for those who drive.

We welcome applications from new teachers in higher education eager to polish their teaching skills as well as more experienced instructors. Upon the close of the semester, the Department will provide the instructor with student course evaluations and a letter of reference.  All teaching faculty, including adjunct teachers, are welcome and encouraged to participate in teaching and learning programs of the College’s Office of Faculty Development, which include teaching seminars, lunch-time programs, mid-course checks, peer teaching observations, etc.

A highly selective liberal arts college located in the City of Lake Forest on Chicago’s North Shore – about 20 miles from Downtown Evanston and, in Chicago, 26 miles from East Rogers Park, 33 miles from The Loop, and 40 miles from Hyde Park. Lake Forest College enrolls approximately 1,600 students from more than 40 states and from more than 70 countries. Lake Forest is one of the most diverse small colleges in the Midwest with nearly 40% of our student body comprised of domestic minority and international students. Last year, U.S. News & World Report rated Lake Forest first in the United States among liberal arts colleges for social mobility, which measures a college’s success in graduating students from disadvantaged backgrounds. It also rated Lake Forest the nation’s thirteenth “Best Value” national liberal arts college and the second-best liberal arts college in Illinois. More recently, the Wall Street Journal ranked Lake Forest the top liberal arts college in the Midwest.

Lake Forest College embraces diversity and encourages applications from women, members of historically underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and unofficial graduate transcript to James J. Marquardt, Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Politics and International Relations at the following email address:  Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted.  Upon request, we may wish to have an evaluation from someone who has observed the candidate in some educational format, such as a class presentation, conference presentation, class discussion leader, guest lecturer, or instructor of record. Compensation is competitive.