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Assistant Professor, Politics and Public Policy

Recruitment Period

Open date: July 1st, 2018
Last review date: September 15th, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: January 31st, 2019
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The School of Global Policy and Strategy at UC San Diego (formerly known as School of International Relations and Pacific Studies) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in politics and public policy to begin July 1, 2019.

Applicants at the assistant level should be new or recent PhD graduates in political science, public policy, or a relevant policy discipline with a PhD conferred by 07/01/2019. While we encourage applications from scholars studying all areas of public policy, GPS has particular interest in scholars of regional or urban politics and policy-making. Examples include comparative regional or urban politics, regional inequalities, land use, regional planning, sustainable development, political and economic geography, and smart cities. We welcome applications regardless of regional or comparative focus. Junior applicants must have a PhD conferred by July 1, 2019.

The School of Global Policy and Strategy at UC San Diego (UCSD) is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body. Preferred candidates should demonstrate the highest standards of professional research, teaching, and service and contribute to our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales. Review of applications will begin September 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

To Apply: Candidates should submit: a curriculum vitae; two writing samples; a personal statement that includes a description of research, training, and teaching; a summary of past or potential contributions to diversity (see; and three (3) letters of reference.

All applicant materials including reference information should be submitted via UCSD Academic Personnel On-Line at

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Job location

San Diego, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Personal Statement - Please submit a personal statement that includes a description of research, training, and teaching.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Writing Sample #1

  • Writing Sample #2

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required

How to apply

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